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Andrew Young

Andrew Young


Andrew Young

Andrew Young advises lenders, corporates, sponsors and investors in all aspects of domestic and international finance transactions, including acquisition and leveraged loans, investment grade facilities, direct and mid-market lending, asset-based loans, project finance, fund finance and private placements. Andrew also counsels clients in respect of restructurings, recapitalizations, intercreditor arrangements and bankruptcy issues.

  • A global investment management firm in connection with US$132 million in "last out" term loans backing the launch of an employee stock ownership plan by Golden Hippo, a marketer of health, beauty, and pet care products, and US$70 million in incremental "last out" loans
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with its US$600 million leveraged facility supporting the acquisition and strategic combination of the Alpha Corporation and Aliancys groups, forming a leading global composite resins enterprise
  • Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., a market leading REIT that originates and invests in commercial real estate debt, in connection with its US$500 million term loan B syndicated facility
  • Goldman Sachs as co-arranger of over US$1 billion in debtor-in-possession financing to Avianca Holdings S.A. to help fund its chapter 11 cases and restructuring efforts
  • Global financial institutions and Itau BBA, as arrangers of approximately US$230 million in loans to PetroRecôncavo, backing its acquisition from Petrobras of 34 onshore oilfields and related assets in Brazil
  • Lead arranger group in connection with over US$1.5 billion in first and second lien loans backing the cross-border acquisition of Exova Group by Bridgepoint-owned Element Materials to join two of the world's leading testing companies
  • OpCapita, a European private equity firm specializing in the retail, consumer and leisure industries, in connection with approximately US$150 million in first lien loans and second lien notes issued by direct lenders to support the acquisition of retailer Maurices Incorporated from Ascena Retail Group Inc.
  • Global financial services institutions in relation to a US$57 billion committed loan backing Bayer's proposed acquisition of Monsanto
  • Lennar Corporation in connection with its US$2.4 billion unsecured revolving credit facility
  • Bank of China in relation to an US$800 million term loan supporting the acquisition of OmniVision Technology by a private equity sponsor
  • Bank of China as arranger of US$400 million in first lien loans to back the acquisition of GNC out of bankruptcy by a private equity fund
  • Premia Re, a Bermuda-based reinsurance company, in connection with US$110 million of privately placed notes, a US$190 million letter of credit facility to support Lloyd's of London capitalization requirements, and a US$45 million revolving credit facility to fund general corporate purposes
  • Credit Suisse in connection with the issuance of a US$300 million letter of credit backing obligations of a reinsurance company under a coinsurance agreement
  • Watford Re, a public reinsurance company, in connection with a US$800 million borrowing base facility backed by debt securities and a US$100 million 364-day letter of credit facility to support obligations under reinsurance agreements
  • C-III Capital Partners LLC in relation to a US$250 million unitranche term loan facility backing its acquisition of Resource America

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Career and qualifications

  • Boston University (BA, Computer Science) 2002
  • New York Law School (JD) 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
    Legal 500 Latin America 2020, Banking and Finance – International Firms
  • Senior associate Andrew Young is another up-and-coming name.
    Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Banking and Finance – International Firms