Cathy is a Senior Associate in our Financial Services team. She acts for both corporate borrowers and financial institutions on a range of financial transactions.
Cathy has particular expertise in real estate finance, acquisition finance and debt restructuring. Cathy has represented a number of major private equity sponsors active in Europe on their financing of multi-jurisdictional leveraged buyouts.
Cathy spent three years working with the Debt Finance practice at Kirkland & Ellis in London before resuming practice with the firm in 2019.
Commercial Real Estate Finance
Advising a domestic Irish Bank, in the deleveraging of its loan book with a total par value of €2 billion to a number of private equity investors.
Advising the Real Estate Fund of US private equity firm in its acquisition of a portfolio of €1.2 billion Irish NPLs backed by collateral based in Ireland and the UK.
Prior to joining the firm, Cathy worked on the following matters:
Advising Bain Capital Credit on its acquisition of a €1.45 billion portfolio of non-performing business loans from Piraeus Bank.
Advising Bain Capital Credit on the financing of its staged acquisition of a portfolio of residential and commercial properties in Italy from Intesa (formerly forming part of Intesa’s non-performing loan book) for approximately €100 million.
Advising Blackstone on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Clarion Events, a UK-based global leader in events and exhibitions, from Providence Equity Partners.
Advising Edcon, a leading Southern African retailer, in relation to the refinancing of existing credit facilities implemented by way of South African compromise process.
Advising H.I.G. Capital in relation to its refinancing of facilities for its portfolio company FNZ Group.
Advising Investindustrial on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Italcanditi SpA.
Advising Investindustrial on the financing aspects of its acquisition of CEME Group S.p.A.
Advising L Capital Asia, the Asian private equity arm of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, in relation to its fund financing facilities.
Advising Madison Dearborn Partners on its take private of Powerflute Oyj.
Advising PAI Partners on the financing for its acquisition of Albéa.
Advising Vector Capital on its investment in Cloudsense, a leading commerce software as a service provider with operations across the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific.