Karan Chopra

Partner
London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
Profile Experience

Karan Chopra is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Banking Practice. He advises clients on a range of domestic and cross-border leveraged finance transactions at all levels of finance capital structures including senior, second lien, mezzanine and PIK debt, direct lending, and bank/bond financings.

Mr. Chopra’s representative experience includes advising:

  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the US$2.205 billion equivalent senior and second lien financing for Advent’s acquisition of the Distributed Power business from General Electric
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €2.1 billion equivalent financing for Oberthur’s acquisition of Morpho and the refinancing of existing Oberthur and Morpho indebtedness 
  • J.P. Morgan as Global Co-ordinator and the Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €6.8 billion financing for China National Chemical Corporation's purchase of shares in Pirelli from Camfin and the subsequent tender offer for the remaining shares in Pirelli
  • J.P. Morgan as Global Co-ordinator and the Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €6.4 billion refinancing of the indebtedness incurred in connection with China National Chemical Corporation’s acquisition of Pirelli
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the US$30.85 billion Bridge Facilities Agreement entered into by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to part fund the acquisition of Shire plc
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the US$921 million equivalent refinancing of the Albéa Beauty Group and the subsequent repricing in connection with PAI Partners’ acquisition of the group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €375 million financing for Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners’ acquisition of the euNetworks Group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €1.12 billion equivalent senior and second lien financing for Partners Group’s acquisition of the Ammeraal Beltech and Megadyne Groups
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €1.93 billion Senior Secured Credit Facilities, Senior Secured Notes, and Senior Notes financing for Banijay Group’s acquisition of the Endemol Shine Group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the senior financing for Investindustrial’s acquisition of the Italcanditi Group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €390 million financing for Investindustrial’s acquisition of the HTL Strefa Group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €215 million financing for Investindustrial’s acquisition of the LifeBrain Group
  • The Underwriters of the senior financing for InvestIndustrial’s acquisition of the Neolith Group
  • The Underwriters of the senior financing for InvestIndustrial’s acquisition of the Natra Group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €1.05 billion equivalent senior and second lien refinancing of the Archroma Group
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers in the €310 million senior financing for the Afriflora Group’s acquisition of the Flamingo Group
  • EQT Partners in the senior financing related to the acquisition of the Limacorporate Group
  • The Initial Purchasers and Mandated Lead Arrangers in the offering of £215 million Senior Secured Notes and £35 million Second Lien Notes and the entry into a £45 million Revolving Facility Agreement by the Voyage Healthcare Group 
  • The Initial Purchasers and Mandated Lead Arrangers in the offering of US$550 million Senior Secured Notes and the entry into a US$205 million equivalent Senior Facilities Agreement by Liquid Telecommunications
  • The Initial Purchasers and Mandated Lead Arrangers in the offering of €600 million equivalent Senior Secured Notes and the entry into a €225 million Revolving Facility Agreement by the Viridian Group
  • The Initial Purchasers and Mandated Lead Arrangers in the offering of €300 million Senior Secured Notes and the entry into a €260 million Senior Facilities Agreement by Moby Lines
  • Samvardhana Motherson Group in the offering of €500 million Senior Secured Notes and the entry into a €125 million Revolving Facility Agreement
  • Wagamama Group in the offering of £150 million Senior Secured Notes and the entry into a £15 million Revolving Facility Agreement
  • Bibby Offshore Group in the offering of £175 million Senior Secured Notes and the entry into a £20 million Revolving Facility Agreement
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