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Amin Doulai is a partner based in King & Spalding's London office and a member of the Firm’s Private Credit & Special Situations team. 

A debt finance specialist recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, Amin has considerable experience advising leading alternative capital and private credit funds, private equity sponsors, as well as corporate borrowers and family offices across a vast range of capital structures and debt products, with a particular focus on cross-border leveraged acquisition finance and corporate finance transactions.

Amin also has vast experience advising sponsors and credit funds on financing take-private transactions in the UK and various other European jurisdictions, portfolio company and general corporate financings, distressed financings and restructurings, as well as multi-tier and subordinated debt structures, including midco/holdco and back leverage financings, as well as preferred equity and minority debt investments.

Amin is ranked in Chambers UK and the Legal 500 for finance. His clients describe him as a “leading partner in the leveraged finance field" and “thoroughly commercial and great to work with".

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Credentials

GDLP, The College of Law Australia

B. Com, University of Wollongong, Australia, with distinction

LL.B., University of Wollongong, Australia, First Class Honours

England and Wales

New South Wales

Recognised as a Stand-out Lawyer


Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2024

“Amin has a great bedside manner and strong acumen both in the UK market and other jurisdictions.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“Amin is a leading partner in the leveraged finance field. He provides commercial advice at every stage.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“I think Amin Doulai is sensational and there is nobody in the industry who works harder for you on a deal.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Up & Coming - Banking & Finance (Mid-market)


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Recommended Lawyer


Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

“Amin Doulai is a brilliant lawyer. Thoroughly commercial and great to work with.”


Legal 500 UK, 2024

“Amin Doulai is very innovative and clever, and also has shown a deep knowledge of the market.”


Legal 500 UK, 2023

Close

Recognition

Recognised as a Stand-out Lawyer


Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2024

“Amin has a great bedside manner and strong acumen both in the UK market and other jurisdictions.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“Amin is a leading partner in the leveraged finance field. He provides commercial advice at every stage.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“I think Amin Doulai is sensational and there is nobody in the industry who works harder for you on a deal.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Up & Coming - Banking & Finance (Mid-market)


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Recommended Lawyer


Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

“Amin Doulai is a brilliant lawyer. Thoroughly commercial and great to work with.”


Legal 500 UK, 2024

“Amin Doulai is very innovative and clever, and also has shown a deep knowledge of the market.”


Legal 500 UK, 2023

Matters

Private credit representations

Advised Barings on the senior financing package supporting the recommended cash offer for Blancco Technology Group plc, by Francisco Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing package supporting the acquisition of Aspia by Vitruvian Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing for the take private acquisition of Mercell Holding ASA by Thoma Bravo.

Advised Barings on the financing for the acquisition of Trace One by STG.

Advised Barings on the acquisition financing of Exclaimer Group Limited, a portfolio company of Insight Partners.

Advised Barings in relation to the proposed financing supporting a sponsor’s bid for a payment services business.

Advised Metric Capital Partners, a leading pan-European capital fund advisor, in connection with its strategic structured investment in certain subsidiaries of Eurohold Bulgaria AD, to support Eurohold’s acquisition of the Bulgarian electricity distribution, supply and trading business of Czech energy group, CEZ.

Advised a leading private debt fund in relation to a senior and holdco PIK financing package to support the acquisition of a leading European consumer business.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to the financing supporting Marlin’s investment in Medius.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to various bid processes.

Private equity representations

Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on a comprehensive financing package to support its investment in Iver Holding AB alongside management and other shareholders.

Advised Abry Partners in respect of a unitranche financing provided by Barings and ICG to support the recommended public- to-private acquisition of LINK Mobility Group. This deal was awarded the 2019 "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the Transatlantic Legal Awards and the 2019 "Most Innovative Deal of the Year" by The Deal.

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Private credit representations

Advised Barings on the senior financing package supporting the recommended cash offer for Blancco Technology Group plc, by Francisco Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing package supporting the acquisition of Aspia by Vitruvian Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing for the take private acquisition of Mercell Holding ASA by Thoma Bravo.

Advised Barings on the financing for the acquisition of Trace One by STG.

Advised Barings on the acquisition financing of Exclaimer Group Limited, a portfolio company of Insight Partners.

Advised Barings in relation to the proposed financing supporting a sponsor’s bid for a payment services business.

Advised Metric Capital Partners, a leading pan-European capital fund advisor, in connection with its strategic structured investment in certain subsidiaries of Eurohold Bulgaria AD, to support Eurohold’s acquisition of the Bulgarian electricity distribution, supply and trading business of Czech energy group, CEZ.

Advised a leading private debt fund in relation to a senior and holdco PIK financing package to support the acquisition of a leading European consumer business.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to the financing supporting Marlin’s investment in Medius.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to various bid processes.

Private equity representations

Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on a comprehensive financing package to support its investment in Iver Holding AB alongside management and other shareholders.

Advised Abry Partners in respect of a unitranche financing provided by Barings and ICG to support the recommended public- to-private acquisition of LINK Mobility Group. This deal was awarded the 2019 "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the Transatlantic Legal Awards and the 2019 "Most Innovative Deal of the Year" by The Deal.

Advised Abry Partners in relation to a proposed unitranche and holdco PIK financing to support its bid for a wealth management company.

Advised Abry Partners in relation to the financing aspects of its disposal of Basefarm to the Orange Group.

Advised Abry Partners in relation to the financing of various bid processes.

Advised Oakley Capital in connection with the debt financing for its investment in Dexters, the London estate agency.

Advised Oakley Capital on a committed senior facility financing in respect of its acquisition of maritime e-learning businesses Seagull and Videotel.

Advised Insight Partners in connection with a cov-lite unitranche financing for its investment in IAD.

Advised Ambienta in respect of the refinancing of its investment in Namirial SpA.

Public M&A and syndicated lending representations

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on a $3 billion financing package for Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar rom British multinational advertising and public relations firm WPP.

Advised the mandated lead arrangers in connection with a US$1,580 million financing package in relation to Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Advanz Pharma.

Advised Nomura and Natixis as arrangers of various financings for Sebia, a portfolio company of CVC.

Advised Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. in connection with the financing of its US$5.3 billion public acquisition of Amlin plc.

Advised P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor to Equinix, Inc. in connection with the financing of the US$3.6 billion public acquisition of Telecity Group plc.

Project and corporate financings

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs as global coordinators for the debut US$325 million high-yield notes issuance of ADES International, a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa.

Advised the syndicate of lenders consisting of China Development BankSMBC and the Colombian development institution Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, in the dual currency COP-USD financing of circa US$652 million, for the development, construction, and operation of the 4G road Autopista al Mar 2 in Colombia.

Advised VTTI B.V. with the refinancing of its €500 million and US$270 million revolving credit facilities and the establishment of a new US$650 million revolving credit facility.

Advised Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Jacobs U.K. Limited in connection with a $1 billion term loan facility.

Advised EchoStar Corporation in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc., including a new second lien facility, comprising a US$190 million term loan facility and common stock warrants.

Advised certain funds managed by Brookfield Infrastructure in connection with a secured refinancing package, supporting its investment in TDF, the French telecommunication infrastructure business.

Advised Brookfield Business Partners in relation to the financing aspects of the merger of two of its portfolio companies, U.K.-headquartered Greenergy, an international supplier of transportation fuels, and BG Fuels, a leading Canadian gasoline and convenience retailer.

Advised the Boparan Group in connection with its refinancing of existing senior notes and existing term and revolving loans by way of the issuance of £475 million of senior notes and the establishment of a £90 million super senior revolving credit facility.

Advised HellermannTyton in the establishment of an €80 million super senior revolving facility agreement in connection with its €215 million senior secured notes offering.

Advised Avanza Spain S.A.U. in the establishment of a €50 million super senior revolving credit facility in connection with its €315 million and €175 million 144A/Reg. S notes offering.

Advised TMF Group in connection with the refinancing of its €645 million high yield bonds with a €660 million covenant-lite Term Loan B and a €90 million revolving credit facility.

Distressed financings and restructurings

Advised Outokumpu Oyj in connection with the comprehensive restructuring of its debt facilities, including the establishment of a new €500 million liquidity facility and refinancing of its €900 million revolving credit facility.

Advised Central European Distribution Corporation in its US$665 million debt restructuring and acquisition by Russian Standard Corporation.

Advised Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A. in its filing for a composition with creditors for the restructuring of its senior secured bonds and debt facilities.

Advised 20:20 Mobile Group in the restructuring of its debt facilities.

Advised Global Cloud Xchange in connection with its corporate debt restructurings.

Pro bono representations

Pro bono representation of Just for Kids Law on various matters.

Matters

Private credit representations

Advised Barings on the senior financing package supporting the recommended cash offer for Blancco Technology Group plc, by Francisco Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing package supporting the acquisition of Aspia by Vitruvian Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing for the take private acquisition of Mercell Holding ASA by Thoma Bravo.

Advised Barings on the financing for the acquisition of Trace One by STG.

Advised Barings on the acquisition financing of Exclaimer Group Limited, a portfolio company of Insight Partners.

Advised Barings in relation to the proposed financing supporting a sponsor’s bid for a payment services business.

Advised Metric Capital Partners, a leading pan-European capital fund advisor, in connection with its strategic structured investment in certain subsidiaries of Eurohold Bulgaria AD, to support Eurohold’s acquisition of the Bulgarian electricity distribution, supply and trading business of Czech energy group, CEZ.

Advised a leading private debt fund in relation to a senior and holdco PIK financing package to support the acquisition of a leading European consumer business.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to the financing supporting Marlin’s investment in Medius.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to various bid processes.

Private equity representations

Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on a comprehensive financing package to support its investment in Iver Holding AB alongside management and other shareholders.

Advised Abry Partners in respect of a unitranche financing provided by Barings and ICG to support the recommended public- to-private acquisition of LINK Mobility Group. This deal was awarded the 2019 "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the Transatlantic Legal Awards and the 2019 "Most Innovative Deal of the Year" by The Deal.

See more

Close

Matters

Private credit representations

Advised Barings on the senior financing package supporting the recommended cash offer for Blancco Technology Group plc, by Francisco Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing package supporting the acquisition of Aspia by Vitruvian Partners.

Advised Barings on the financing for the take private acquisition of Mercell Holding ASA by Thoma Bravo.

Advised Barings on the financing for the acquisition of Trace One by STG.

Advised Barings on the acquisition financing of Exclaimer Group Limited, a portfolio company of Insight Partners.

Advised Barings in relation to the proposed financing supporting a sponsor’s bid for a payment services business.

Advised Metric Capital Partners, a leading pan-European capital fund advisor, in connection with its strategic structured investment in certain subsidiaries of Eurohold Bulgaria AD, to support Eurohold’s acquisition of the Bulgarian electricity distribution, supply and trading business of Czech energy group, CEZ.

Advised a leading private debt fund in relation to a senior and holdco PIK financing package to support the acquisition of a leading European consumer business.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to the financing supporting Marlin’s investment in Medius.

Advised Sixth Street in relation to various bid processes.

Private equity representations

Advised Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on a comprehensive financing package to support its investment in Iver Holding AB alongside management and other shareholders.

Advised Abry Partners in respect of a unitranche financing provided by Barings and ICG to support the recommended public- to-private acquisition of LINK Mobility Group. This deal was awarded the 2019 "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the Transatlantic Legal Awards and the 2019 "Most Innovative Deal of the Year" by The Deal.

Advised Abry Partners in relation to a proposed unitranche and holdco PIK financing to support its bid for a wealth management company.

Advised Abry Partners in relation to the financing aspects of its disposal of Basefarm to the Orange Group.

Advised Abry Partners in relation to the financing of various bid processes.

Advised Oakley Capital in connection with the debt financing for its investment in Dexters, the London estate agency.

Advised Oakley Capital on a committed senior facility financing in respect of its acquisition of maritime e-learning businesses Seagull and Videotel.

Advised Insight Partners in connection with a cov-lite unitranche financing for its investment in IAD.

Advised Ambienta in respect of the refinancing of its investment in Namirial SpA.

Public M&A and syndicated lending representations

Advised the mandated lead arrangers on a $3 billion financing package for Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar rom British multinational advertising and public relations firm WPP.

Advised the mandated lead arrangers in connection with a US$1,580 million financing package in relation to Nordic Capital’s acquisition of Advanz Pharma.

Advised Nomura and Natixis as arrangers of various financings for Sebia, a portfolio company of CVC.

Advised Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. in connection with the financing of its US$5.3 billion public acquisition of Amlin plc.

Advised P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor to Equinix, Inc. in connection with the financing of the US$3.6 billion public acquisition of Telecity Group plc.

Project and corporate financings

Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs as global coordinators for the debut US$325 million high-yield notes issuance of ADES International, a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa.

Advised the syndicate of lenders consisting of China Development BankSMBC and the Colombian development institution Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional, in the dual currency COP-USD financing of circa US$652 million, for the development, construction, and operation of the 4G road Autopista al Mar 2 in Colombia.

Advised VTTI B.V. with the refinancing of its €500 million and US$270 million revolving credit facilities and the establishment of a new US$650 million revolving credit facility.

Advised Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Jacobs U.K. Limited in connection with a $1 billion term loan facility.

Advised EchoStar Corporation in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc., including a new second lien facility, comprising a US$190 million term loan facility and common stock warrants.

Advised certain funds managed by Brookfield Infrastructure in connection with a secured refinancing package, supporting its investment in TDF, the French telecommunication infrastructure business.

Advised Brookfield Business Partners in relation to the financing aspects of the merger of two of its portfolio companies, U.K.-headquartered Greenergy, an international supplier of transportation fuels, and BG Fuels, a leading Canadian gasoline and convenience retailer.

Advised the Boparan Group in connection with its refinancing of existing senior notes and existing term and revolving loans by way of the issuance of £475 million of senior notes and the establishment of a £90 million super senior revolving credit facility.

Advised HellermannTyton in the establishment of an €80 million super senior revolving facility agreement in connection with its €215 million senior secured notes offering.

Advised Avanza Spain S.A.U. in the establishment of a €50 million super senior revolving credit facility in connection with its €315 million and €175 million 144A/Reg. S notes offering.

Advised TMF Group in connection with the refinancing of its €645 million high yield bonds with a €660 million covenant-lite Term Loan B and a €90 million revolving credit facility.

Distressed financings and restructurings

Advised Outokumpu Oyj in connection with the comprehensive restructuring of its debt facilities, including the establishment of a new €500 million liquidity facility and refinancing of its €900 million revolving credit facility.

Advised Central European Distribution Corporation in its US$665 million debt restructuring and acquisition by Russian Standard Corporation.

Advised Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A. in its filing for a composition with creditors for the restructuring of its senior secured bonds and debt facilities.

Advised 20:20 Mobile Group in the restructuring of its debt facilities.

Advised Global Cloud Xchange in connection with its corporate debt restructurings.

Pro bono representations

Pro bono representation of Just for Kids Law on various matters.

Credentials

GDLP, The College of Law Australia

B. Com, University of Wollongong, Australia, with distinction

LL.B., University of Wollongong, Australia, First Class Honours

England and Wales

New South Wales

Recognised as a Stand-out Lawyer


Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2024

“Amin has a great bedside manner and strong acumen both in the UK market and other jurisdictions.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“Amin is a leading partner in the leveraged finance field. He provides commercial advice at every stage.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“I think Amin Doulai is sensational and there is nobody in the industry who works harder for you on a deal.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Up & Coming - Banking & Finance (Mid-market)


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Recommended Lawyer


Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

“Amin Doulai is a brilliant lawyer. Thoroughly commercial and great to work with.”


Legal 500 UK, 2024

“Amin Doulai is very innovative and clever, and also has shown a deep knowledge of the market.”


Legal 500 UK, 2023

Close

Recognition

Recognised as a Stand-out Lawyer


Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2024

“Amin has a great bedside manner and strong acumen both in the UK market and other jurisdictions.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“Amin is a leading partner in the leveraged finance field. He provides commercial advice at every stage.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

“I think Amin Doulai is sensational and there is nobody in the industry who works harder for you on a deal.”


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Up & Coming - Banking & Finance (Mid-market)


Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Recommended Lawyer


Legal 500 UK, 2023 and 2024

“Amin Doulai is a brilliant lawyer. Thoroughly commercial and great to work with.”


Legal 500 UK, 2024

“Amin Doulai is very innovative and clever, and also has shown a deep knowledge of the market.”


Legal 500 UK, 2023