Samuel Norris is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s Capital Solutions and Finance group, based in London advising financial sponsors on a wide-range of event-driven and advantageous financing transactions. He represents the private capital industry on the leveraging of their private equity investments, special situations, distressed investing and other credit opportunities.

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Experience

Special Situations and Credit Opportunities

  • Advised a leading asset manager in relation to a €500 million investment in a Spanish multimedia communications group
  • Advised a leading alternative asset manager in relation to its investments in connection with Italian gas power projects
  • Represented KKR in relation to its investment and take private of Telepizza*
  • Represented Searchlight Capital Partners in relation to its investment in Secret Escapes*
  • Represented KKR in relation to its acquisition of Selecta and Pelican Rouge*
  • Represented KKR in relation to its debt investment in Chassis Brakes*
  • Represented KKR in relation to its investment in Gruppo Argenta*
  • Represented the ad hoc group of senior bondholders of HETA Asset Resolution AG (f/k/a Hypo Alpe Adria)*
  • Represented Bain Capital in relation to Edcon's debt restructuring*
  • Represented KKR in relation to its investment in Uralita*
  • Represented the First Lien Co-Ordinating Committee in relation to the debt restructuring of eircom*
  • Represented Apollo Management, TowerBrook Capital Partners and York Capital Management in relation to the lender-led restructuring of the Monier Group*

Leveraged Buyouts

  • Represented Vista Equity Partners in relation to the acquisition of Allocate Software*
  • Represented Madison Dearborn Partners on its take private of Powerflute*
  • Represented I Squared Capital in relation to the acquisition of Viridian*
  • Represented Vista Equity Partners on the take private of Advanced Computer Software Group plc*
  • Represented Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on the acquisition of Bridon Limited*
  • Represented Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in relation to the acquisition of Burton’s Biscuits Co*
  • Represented Montagu Private Equity in relation to the acquisition of CliniSys*
  • Represented CVC Capital Partners in relation to the acquisition of Cerved Group*
  • Represented Vista Equity Partners in relation to the acquisition of Misys plc*
  • Represented Bain Capital in relation to the acquisition of IMCD*
  • Represented GTCR in relation to the acquisition of Classic Media*
  • Represented Bain Capital in relation to the acquisition of Cerved Business Information*
  • Represented Bain Capital in relation to the acquisition of Ideal Standard*
  • Represented Montagu Private Equity in relation to the acquisition of Unifeeder*

Asset Backed Financing

  • Advised Blackstone Mortgage Trust and Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies on the financing of its $6.4 billion acquisition of the Crown Resorts luxury hotel and casino portfolio in Australia
  • Represented Arsenal Capital Partners in relation to IGM's combined ABL and unitranche refinancing*
  • Represented Sun Capital and Coveris (formerly known as Exopack) on raising receivables and inventory facilities*
  • Represented Ideal Standard on raising pan-European asset backed and securitisation financing*
  • Represented Chemtura Corporation on raising pan-European asset backed and securitisation financing*
  • Represented Styron in relation to its securitisation of trade receivables*

Representations denoted with an asterisk were completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray

Areas of Practice