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Jonathan Brownson

Jonathan Brownson

Partner

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jbrownson@cahill.com
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Cahill Gordon & Reindel (UK) LLP
20 Fenchurch Street
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London EC3M 3BY

Practices

Education

  • Law Society Finals, 1991
  • University of Leeds, L.L.B., 1990, with Honors

Admission

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Disclaimer

Cahill Gordon & Reindel (UK) LLP is a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware USA and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA 617776).

Jonathan Brownson is a partner in Cahill’s Capital Markets & Lending group in London. He has extensive experience advising lenders on a range of domestic and cross border leveraged financings, as well as having restructuring and investment grade financing expertise.

Jonathan is recognized by Chambers UK, as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500, and as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000. According to clients, “He has a wealth of experience acting for both lenders and borrowers on domestic and international mandates.” Chambers UK 2020

Selected recent European transactions:

  • Apcoa: The lead arrangers in connection with a €685 million equivalent offering of senior secured fixed and floating rates notes and a €80 million super senior revolving credit facility for Apcoa Parking, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, and Europe’s longest-established parking provider headquartered in Germany.
  • Infront: The lenders in connection with the unitranche and super-senior revolving credit facilities provided to the Infront Group, a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform headquartered in Switzerland. 
  • Kem One: The lead arrangers in connection with the bridge to bond and super senior revolving credit facilities provided to support the acquisition by Apollo Global Management of the Kem One Group, a leading European chemicals producer headquartered in France.
  • Urbaser: The lead arrangers in connection with the €2.455 billion credit facilities to support the acquisition by Platinum Equity of Urbaser S.A.U., a global environmental services provider headquartered in Spain.
  • Anticimex: The lead arrangers in connection with the SEK16 billion EUR/USD/AUD equivalent first lien term loan and SEK3 billion revolving credit facilities to support the acquisition by EQT of Anticimex International AB, a global pest control company headquartered in Sweden.
  • Keepmoat: The lead arrangers in connection with the bridge to bond and super senior revolving credit facilities provided to support the acquisition by Aermont Capital of the Keepmoat Homes, one of the largest UK home builders.
  • Marlink: The lead arrangers in connection with the USD815 million financing to support the acquisition by Providence Equity Partners of Marlink, leading provider of smart network solutions.

Selected recent cross-border transactions:

  • Avast: The lead arrangers in connection with the credit facilities provided to support the acquisition by NortonLifeLock of Avast Plc, a cybersecurity company.
  • Sanne: The lead arrangers in connection with the first and second lien credit facilities provided to support the proposed acquisition by Apex Group of Sanne Group plc, a FTSE 250 specialist alternative asset fund and corporate administrator.
  • William Hill: The lead arrangers in connection with the credit facilities provided to support the acquisition by Caesar’s Entertainment of William Hill Plc, a UK headquartered gaming business.
  • Apex: The lead arrangers in connection with the refinancing of credit facilities provided to the Apex Group, a global financial services provider.
  • City Football Group: The lead arrangers in connection with the credit facilities provided to the City Football Group, the holding company of Manchester City FC.

Jonathan’s representations prior to joining Cahill include:

  • The lead arrangers on the financing for the acquisition by Hellman & Friedman of AutoScout24 GmbH, an online European marketplace for new and used cars.
  • The lead arrangers on the financing for the acquisition by Platinum Equity of Biscuit International SAS, a leading European manufacturer of private label biscuits.
  • The lead arrangers on the refinancing and repricing of the facilities provided to Techem, an energy service provider for the real estate sector.
  • The lead arrangers on the senior loan financing for Curium Pharma, a nuclear medicine company.
  • The lead arrangers on the financing to support EQT's acquisition of Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, S.A., a publically listed operator of leisure parks.
  • The lenders on the financing of KKR's acquisition of Heidelpay, a German payments business.
  • The lead arrangers on the financing for KKR's acquisition of a stake in Söderberg & Partners, an independent pension adviser and non­life insurance broker.
  • The lenders on a holdco PIK financing for the acquisition by KKR of a stake in Sector Alarm, a Norwegian security company.
  • The lead arrangers on the senior loan and high yield financings supporting the acquisition by Macquarie Infrastructure of TDC A/S, a Danish telecommunications company.
  • The lead arrangers on the first and second lien loan financings for EQT's merger of the Sivantos Group with Widex, both leading providers of hearing aid products and technology.
  • The lead arrangers on the financing for the acquisition by Hellman & Friedman of Nets A/S, the Danish listed payments systems provider.
  • The lead arrangers on the senior term loan financing and high yield financing for KKR's acquisition of Unilever's baking, cooking and spreads business.
  • The lead arrangers on the first and second lien financings for the acquisition by EQT of the Azelis Group, a leading specialty chemicals distribution group headquartered in Belgium.
  • The lead arrangers on the senior loan and high yield financing to support the acquisition by Partners Group of Techem, a German energy services provider.
  • The lead arrangers on the senior loan financings to support the refinancing of the facilities provided to Independent Vetcare Limited, a UK-based independent veterinary clinics operator, owned by EQT Partners.