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John Stephen
John Stephen
Senior Associate — Finance
Senior Associate — Finance

John Stephen

John Stephen
London

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

John Stephen

Experience Highlights

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

  • KKR in the sale of European Locomotive Leasing, a leading pan-European provider of electric locomotive leasing solutions, to AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Crédit Agricole Assurances

  • Vitol Group and Helios Investment Partners in Vivo Energy’s initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange (one of the largest London IPOs of 2018 with a valuation of close to £2 billion)

  • The initial purchasers in connection with Tullow Oil plc’s placement of US$800 million of senior notes due 2025 

  • L1 Retail, the retail investment arm of LetterOne, in the £900 million senior financing in connection with the acquisition of Holland & Barrett, Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer, from The Nature’s Bounty Co. and The Carlyle Group

  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II and the National Car Parks group (NCP), the UK’s largest provider of car parking facilities, in connection with the refinancing of NCP’s senior facilities

  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II LP in the financing aspects of the sale of 100 per cent of its interest in National Car Parks Limited to a consortium of Park24 Co., Ltd. and Development Bank of Japan Inc.

  • Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund II and the Condor Ferries Group, an operator of passenger and freight ferry services, in connection with the refinancing of Condor’s senior facilities

  • Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Fotona, a U.S. and Slovenia based developer of high-tech laser systems and components

  • A private equity firm specializing in middle market, growth equity and buyout investments and a European snack food manufacturer in connection the financing of the manufacturer’s acquisition of a UK food company and the refinancing of its debt

  • Hayfin Capital Management LLP and the Bank of Ireland in connection with the unitranche financing for the acquisition of HRA Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that develops treatments in women’s health and endocrinology, by Astorg Partners and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

  • DNB Bank ASA and Banque CIC Est, as super-senior lenders, in connection with a super-senior revolving facility for the acquisition of the Marlink group, Airbus Group’s commercial satellite communication business, by funds managed by Apax Partners Mid-Market SAS

  • Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million

  • WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A. on its offering of €95 million of additional 10.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 to be listed on The International Stock Exchange

  • An asset management company in connection with a €200 million syndicated loan arranged by BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and Credit Lyonnais

  • Stallergenes Greer plc, a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in treatments for respiratory allergies, in connection with a new revolving credit facility provided by UBS Switzerland AG

Credentials

  • University of Edinburgh, Diploma in Legal Practice and Skills, 2011
  • University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Laws  with Honours, 2010
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Scotland