Natalie is counsel in the business restructuring group of Ropes & Gray’s London office. Natalie has experience advising a broad spectrum of clients, including credit funds, bank lenders, private equity sponsors, corporate debtors and insolvency practitioners, in a wide range of complex, cross-border and domestic restructuring and insolvency transactions, distressed M&A transactions and special situations financings.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Natalie spent time on client secondments with a major international investment bank and a leading credit fund.

Experience

  • Advised Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) subsidiary Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation on the UK aspects of its acquisition of leading Australian pension administration firm Link Group (LNK.AX) in a A$1.2 billion (US$802.7 million) deal, as Japan's largest banking group continues to grow its fund administration business
  • Advised an ad hoc group of bondholders to Convene Group, in relation to its restructuring by means of a debt to equity transaction, and subsequent recapitalisation
  • Advised a stakeholder in BritishVolt, the British automotive battery manufacturer
  • Advising an ad hoc group of noteholders of Quotient Limited in relation to its Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Advising Vewd Software in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings  
  • Advised Monarch Alternative Capital LP on a super senior term loan B facility to the Boparan group, together with Monarch Master Funding 2 S.à.r.l. as the sole purchaser in the private placement of senior secured notes
  • Represented Output Services Group, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in connection with its pre-packaged Chapter 11 cases. Output Services Group is a leading provider of integrated customer communications and engagement services. The company’s plan of reorganization successfully restructured approximately $825 million of funded indebtedness through a consensual deleveraging of approximately $134 million and new money capital infusion of approximately $70 million. In 2023, The M&A Advisor recognized the successful restructuring of Output Services Group as “Information Technology Deal of the Year” as part of its 17th Annual Turnaround Awards
  • Advised a global investment manager in its capacity as mezzanine lender in connection with the restructuring of a Hong Kong-based global satellite operator 
  • Advised Lebara, a European telecom business, on the refinancing of the group’s capital structure
  • Advised Bain Capital Credit in connection with a US$275 million holdco financing and related investment to support Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s US$1.55 billion Phase 1 development of the INSPIRE Entertainment Resort in South Korea
  • Advised Triton in relation to the €28.7 million refinancing of Cata Electrodomesticos
  • Advised a leading Asian investment fund on a receivership appointment over an upstream oil and gas company
  • Advised the debtors in connection with a prepackaged plan of reorganisation under Chapter 11, including advising in relation to the application of an English court judgement regarding a shareholder dispute
  • Advised a syndicate of senior secured revolving and guarantee facility lenders on the financial restructuring of a multinational heat exchange and dry cooling business*
  • Advised the purchasers on the successful acquisition of the business and assets of a UK steel company out of compulsory liquidation and the shares or assets of certain other group entities*
  • Advised the joint administrators of a UK retail company in the context of an administration sale*
  • Advised a multinational retail company on various aspects of its financial and corporate restructuring, notably the implementation of a scheme of arrangement and the refinancing of several distinct divisions*
  • Advised a credit fund on the restructuring and insolvency sales processes for a portfolio company in the pharmaceuticals sector*
  • Advised the joint fixed charge receivers appointed with respect to the assets of a real estate portfolio holding company*
  • Advised creditors on a variety of asset finance transactions, including in the aviation and maritime sectors*

*Completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray

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