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Andrew Young

Andrew Young


Andrew Young

Andrew Young advises financial investors and other stakeholders on all aspects of debt finance transactions across all capital structures and sectors. Andrew regularly counsels lenders on complex private credit and leveraged finance matters, which often draws on his expertise on cross-border financings, asset-based loans, acquisition finance, special situations, hybrid capital, private placements, and financings in the tech, insurance, entertainment, gaming, home building, services and LatAm spaces. Andrew also advises clients in respect of structured equity investments, equity kickers, intercreditor arrangements, and work-outs.

Private Credit

  • BlackRock in connection with various private loans, including: (i) a $300 million secured term loan facility for Root Inc., a publicly listed automobile InsurTech company; (ii) a $150 million secured term loan facility for Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf entertainment venue; and (iii) a $125 million club financing backing the acquisition by Vertex Energy of an oil refining operation.
  • BlackRock and Silver Point Capital in connection with a US$350 million asset-based term loan facility for InfraBuild, Australia’s largest vertically-integrated steel manufacturer and distributor.
  • BlackRock and Angelo Gordon in connection with a US$250 million unsecured financing for Landsea Homes, a leading US home builder.
  • BlackRock in connection with the purchase of US$220 million in senior secured notes issued by a Canadian resorts developer owned by Freed Corp.
  • BlackRock on its strategic private debt and equity investment into Montage International, a premier hospitality management company to facilitate the global expansion and strategic growth across its luxury portfolio.
  • A global asset manager in connection with the following private debt financings and investments: (i) Oaktree-sponsor-backed financings supporting the separate acquisitions of Mesquite Gaming, an owner and operator of golf and casino properties in Nevada, and Interblock, a leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic table gaming products; (ii) a unitranche financing for Golden Hippo, a leading marketer of health, beauty, and pet care products; (iii) a club financing for Carlyle-backed Arctic Glacier, one of the largest ice producers in the Americas; (iv) a club financing for Gainline Capital-backed Galaxy Brands, one of the leading importers and wholesalers of athletic and outdoor products; (v) private second lien note issuances by Homes By WestBay, one of the nation's top homebuilders; (vi) a cross-border financing for Fractal, a multinational AI company; (vii) direct loans to Morae Global, a legal and compliance tech provider; (viii) direct loans to Ameriqual, a major shelf-stable foods provider to the government; (ix) anchor loans to Open Lending, LLC, an auto lending enablement platform, in relation to its SPAC transactions; (x) direct loans to WiLine, a wireless business internet provider; and (xi) direct loans to, and equity investments in, Priority 1, a diversified international aerospace and defense company.
  • Private equity sponsors and strategic borrowers in the following private debt financings: OpCapita, in connection with first and second lien facilities provided by Sixth Street and CDIB to support the acquisition of retailer Maurices; (ii) Corinthian Capital, in connection with acquisition financings relating to Eastern Fences, Best Lighting and Renegade Group, and NAV fund financings; (iii) C-III Capital Partners, in connection with acquisition financing provided by Guggenheim; (iv) Falcon Group, in connection with direct loans provided by KKR; and (v) PIMCO, in connection with REIT-related holdco financings.
  • Waterfall Asset Management in connection with direct loans to Wheeler REIT.
  • Blue Earth Capital in connection with direct loans for environmental and social impact projects, including for clean energy and micro-finance companies in the U.S. and Latin America.
  • Partners Group in connection with private notes for Capital Spring, a small business financier.

Leveraged Finance

  • Lumos (owned by EQT Infrastructure) on a market-first US$1.1 billion sustainability-linked infrastructure debt financing to fund Lumos’ ambitious fiber roll-out plans and refinance existing indebtedness.
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with a $600 million TLB supporting the acquisition and combination of the Alpha Corporation and Aliancys groups, forming a leading global composite resins enterprise.
  • Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., in connection with a $500 million TLB.
  • Cinven in connection with leveraged financing supporting its CeramTec acquisition.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with over $1.5 billion in first and second lien loans backing the acquisition of Exova Group by Bridgepoint-owned Element Materials to join two of the world's leading testing companies.
  • The lead arrangers in relation to a $57 billion committed loan facility backing Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto.
  • Bank of China in the following leveraged financings: (i) an $800 million TLB backing the acquisition by private equity funds of Omnivision and (ii) a $400 million exit term loan for GNC in connection with its acquisition by private equity funds.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with the financing of Froneri's acquisition of Nestlé's US ice cream business.

Insurance/Reinsurance Matters

  • Premia Re, a Bermuda-based reinsurance company owned by Keslo and Arch, in connection with: (i) $110 million of privately placed notes supporting the start-up; (ii) a $190 million LC facility for capital requirements; (iii) a Tier 2 capital raise via 144a notes; and (iv) a $45 million RCF to fund general corporate purposes.
  • Watford Re in connection with: (i) an $800 million ABL and (ii) a $100 million 364-day LC facility to support reinsurance obligations.
  • MUFG in connection with an LC facility for 1970 Group, a specialized risk financing provider.
  • Credit Suisse in connection with a $300 million LC facility backing reinsurance obligations of Athene.
  • Elanus Capital Management in connection with a private note issuance by Conifer Insurance Company.
  • Legal & General in connection with secured reinsurance arrangements for American General Life Insurance Company and other reinsurers.
  • Schroders in connection with 144a privately placed notes issued by Security First Managers, a managing general insurance agency.

Latin America Financings

  • Goldman Sachs as co-arranger of over $1 billion in debtor-in-possession financing for Avianca Holdings S.A. – Americas Restructuring Deal of 2020, Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards.
  • Klabin, a Brazilian paper producing, exporting and recycling company, in connection with its corporate and export credit facilities.
  • Natura, a Brazilian global personal care cosmetics group, in connection with its corporate credit facilities.
  • The lead arrangers of approximately $230 million in loans to PetroRecôncavo, backing its acquisition from Petrobras of 34 onshore oilfields and related assets in Brazil.
  • A global asset manager in connection with privately placed secured notes issued by a holding company of Mexican power projects.
  • Scotiabank Chile in connection with an LC facility for Interchile S.A.
  • Lenders in financings for Compania De Petroleos De Chile Copec S.A.
  • Lenders in financings for Omega Energy International S.A.

Other Financings

  • A global digital assets exchange in connection with a series of crypto-backed financings.
  • SMBC in connection with financings for (i) Flex Ltd., a multinational diversified manufacturing company, (ii) Westlake Financial, a major automotive finance company, (iii) Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc., and (iv) JA Mitsui Leasing.
  • Major corporations in connection with their corporate facilities, including Lennar, iStar Inc., Safehold Inc., Hearst and Eaton.
  • UniCredit in connection with financings for Eataly.
  • The arrangers in connection with financings for AutoGrill, an Italian-based, multinational catering company.
  • HSBC in connection with a secured financing for L Brands Inc.

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Career and qualifications

  • Boston University (BA, Computer Science) 2002
  • New York Law School (JD), magna cum laude, 2005
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2006
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2015
  • Partner since 2021

Awards and citations

  • Ranked as a Next Generation Partner
    Legal 500 Latin America 2022, Banking and Finance – International Firms
  • Ranked as a Rising Star Partner
    IFLR 1000 2022: United States: Banking
  • Ranked as a Rising Star
    Legal 500 Latin America 2020, Banking and Finance – International Firms