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Christopher Hesford
Christopher Hesford
Associate — Finance
Associate — Finance

Christopher Hesford

Christopher Hesford

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Christopher Hesford

Experience Highlights

  • Underwriters and super senior facility lenders in connection with Tullow Oil plc’s $2.38 billion refinancing, consisting of an offering of $1.8 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026 and a super senior secured revolving credit facility comprised of a $500 million revolving credit facility and a $100 million letter of credit facility

  • Underwriters to New Fortress Energy Inc. in connection with its $1.5 billion offering of senior notes and its $200 million revolving credit facility in a committed financing package for the acquisition by New Fortress Energy Inc. of Hygo Energy Transition Ltd. and Golar LNG Partners LP

  • Vía Célere, the largest homebuilder in Spain and Värde Partners portfolio company, on its offering of €300 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes due 2026 and €30 million super senior revolving credit facility. The offering represented the first green bond by a residential real estate developer in the Euro market

  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd. in its high yield offering of $1.5 billion Senior Notes due 2027

  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MEIF 5) and its portfolio company, Empark, on the group’s issuance of €575 million Senior Secured Notes due 2028, Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2027 and €100m Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility

  • First Quantum Minerals Ltd., a TSX-listed mining and metals company, in connection with its offering of additional $500 million senior notes due 2023 and additional $250 million senior notes due 2025

  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and other banks in relation to a leading coffee machine manufacturer’s offering of €550 million Senior Secured Notes due 2026

  • A publicly listed portfolio company of a top tier private equity firm in obtaining $1.29 billion in term loan financing and $75 million revolving credit commitments together with its issuance of $370 million of senior notes, all in connection with a $760 million strategic acquisition and the refinancing of existing credit facilities

  • A financial institution acting as trustee and collateral agent with respect to various high yield issuances and credit facilities incurred by a global leader in large-scale supply chain management, including its €300 million senior secured notes issuance and concurrent $475 million term loan B and $600 million revolving credit facility

  • A private equity growth fund in establishing mid-market term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities for a number of portfolio companies

  • A top tier private credit fund in relation to its provision of $405 million first lien, second lien and asset-based credit facilities to a minority held retail portfolio company

  • An industrial-focused private equity firm in respect of its leveraged buyout of a US/Canadian steel corporation and associated restructuring, utilizing $500 million in syndicated term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities

  • An investment fund in converting and restructuring $75 million of mezzanine PIK notes into a secured second lien term loan

  • A global telecommunications group on its issuance of $2.625 billion and €775 million of senior and senior secured notes to fund a European joint venture project

  • A special situations credit fund on its $1.27 billion acquisition of a global distressed debt portfolio


  • Durham University, Law LLB, 2014
  • University of Law, Moorgate, LPC, 2015
  • Chris was on secondment to a client and returned April 1, 2022
  • Member: Law Society of England and Wales
  • England & Wales, 2017