Jacob Bennett joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 as an associate in the finance department of the London office. Prior to joining the firm, Jacob was an associate in the global loans department of another leading international law firm. Jacob has experience acting for both borrowers and lenders on a broad range of domestic and international leveraged finance transactions.


  • Advised Liberty Global in connection with the holdco financing arrangements to support its US$1 billion tender offer for the outstanding shares in Telenet Group Holding
  • Advised TSG Consumer Partners on:
    • a dividend recap financing (and subsequent CLBILS and receivables financing) for Revolution Beauty
    • the unitranche/super senior RCF financing for its acquisition of Cadogan Tate
  • Advised Virgin Media and O2 on the £5.7 billion-equivalent, term loan B, term loan A and bond financing in connection with the joint venture combination of O2 and Virgin Media by Liberty Global and Telefonica
  • Advised Bridgepoint on:
    • the financing arrangements for its recapitalisation of Matrix
    • the financing arrangements in connection with its acquisition of Monica Vinader
    • the financing package in connection with its acquisition of the SK Aerosafety Group
  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on the unitranche financing arrangements for its acquisition of Travel Chapter and subsequent bolt-on acquisition of The Original Cottage Company
  • Advised 3i Group plc in connection with the bank club financing used to finance its acquisition of MPM, an international leader in branded, premium, natural pet food
  • Advised Alcentra on a second lien facility to fund the acquisition of Audiotonix by Ardian
  • Advised Bain Capital Credit and Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) as lenders on the financing in connection with Ardian's acquisition of Study Group
  • Advised Liberty Global plc in connection with its dual tranche USD and EUR term loan B for an equivalent total of US$3.7 billion, in connection with the financing for UPC Holding's US$7.7 billion public to private acquisition of Sunrise Communications Group
  • Advised Permira Credit and other senior lenders in relation to the unitranche financing supporting EQT’s acquisition of Parcel2Go
  • Advised potential underwriters including Barclays Bank and BNP Paribas in relation to certain funds term and revolving financing commitments supporting CVC Capital’s bid to acquire J.F. Hillebrand Group AG

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