Fritz Ernemann

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

Fritz Ernemann is a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins’ London office where he practiced law since 2010. Mr. Ernemann previously practiced law in New York. He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and Leveraged Finance Practice.

Mr. Ernemann focuses on capital markets and leveraged finance matters, including a variety of private securities offerings (including Rule 144A offerings), leverage and acquisition financing, bridge financing, restructuring matters, tender offers, and other liability management transactions, with an emphasis on representing investment banks, private equity firms, and companies in connection with high yield debt and leverage finance matters.

Mr. Ernemann's experience includes advising: 

  • The initial purchasers, led by Bank of America, in connection with Viking Cruises issuance of US$675 million senior secured notes due 2025
  • The initial purchasers, led by Bank of America, in connection with BMW’s issuance of US$1.5 billion notes due 2023, US$1.5 billion notes due 2025, and US$1.0 billion notes due 2030
  • Multiple investors in connection with Matterhorn Telecom’s private placement of €100 million senior secured notes due 2026
  • The initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse, in connection with bridge financing and the related offering of €300 million senior notes due 2024 by SAZKA Group, one of the largest pan European lottery and gaming operators
  • Pinewood Studios in connection with its issuance £550 million senior secured notes due 2025
  • BNP Paribas in connection with bridge financing relating to the acquisition of Sotheby’s by BidFair MergeRight Inc.
  • Interxion, a NYSE listed provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services, in connection with its offering of €1 billion senior notes due 2025, subsequent issuance of €200 million additional senior notes due 2025, and SEC compliance and reporting matters
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, RBC Capital Markets, and ING in connection with bridge financing and the related offering of €400 million senior secured notes due 2023 and €260 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2023 by Promontoria Holding 264 B.V. to finance the acquisition of global aviation services company, WFS, by Cerberus
  • Barclays, Lloyds Bank, and Morgan Stanley in connection with U.K. retailer, Matalan, and its offering of £350 million first lien notes due 2023 and £130 million second lien notes due 2024
  • Pinewood Studios in connection with its debut offering of £250 million senior secured notes due 2023
  • Merlin Entertainments PLC, a London Stock Exchange listed global family entertainment business, in connection with its debut issuance of £500 million senior notes due 2022, a further issuance of £200 million additional senior notes due 2022 and subsequent issuance of US$400 million senior notes due 2026
  • Credit Suisse and Citi Bank as representatives of the lead managers in connection with bridge financing and the related offering of £150 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2023 and £275 million senior secured notes due 2024 by Nemean Bondco plc to finance the acquisition of U.K. credit card provider, NewDay, by Cinven and CVC
  • Chinese corporate, Shandong Ruyi, in connection with bridge financing and the related offering of €100 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2022 and €371 million senior secured notes due 2023 by BiSoho S.A.S. to finance the acquisition of French retail conglomerate, SMCP
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with the acquisition of Securitas Direct, and the related issuance and private placement of SEK 2,816,400,000 floating rate private unsecured notes due 2023
  • Seven Energy Finance Limited, an indigenous Nigerian oil and gas exploration, development and production company, in connection with its offering of US$300 million senior secured notes due 2021
  • R&R Ice Cream plc and PAI Partners in connection with the issuance of €150 million, A$152 million, and £315 million senior secured notes due 2020 and R&R’s subsequent merger with Nestlé to form Froneri
  • Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Crédit Agricole, Natixis, and Banco Sabadell in connection with the offering by Kaufman & Broad of €370 million senior notes due 2019
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest Markets), Jefferies, and Lloyds in connection with the offering by Jerrold Holdings (together) of £200 million senior secured notes due 2018 and a further issuance of £100 million additional senior secured notes due 2018
  • Three private equity firms in connection with roadside assistance provider, AA Bond Co Limited, and its issuance of £655 million class B secured notes due 2043
  • J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, The Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest Markets), Commerzbank, and Lloyds Bank in connection with care provider, Voyage Care BondCo, and its offering of £222 million senior secured notes due 2018 and £50 million second lien notes due 2019
  • Com Hem Holding AB (publ), a Swedish cable operator, in connection with its initial public offering of SEK 5,670 million ordinary shares
  • BC Partners in connection with its US$2.6 billion acquisition of Com Hem, and Com Hem’s subsequent issuance of SEK 3,492,306,000 senior secured notes due 2018, €287,058,000 senior notes due 2019, and €250,000,000 senior PIK notes due 2019
  • Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in connection with the issuance by Ideal Standard International of £250 million senior secured notes due 2018 and a further issuance of £25 million additional senior secured notes due 2018
  • PAI Partners in connection with its acquisition of Swissport International Ltd., a global airport ground handler, and the related issuance of CHF350 million senior secured notes due 2018 and US$425 million senior secured notes due 2018 by Aguila 3 to finance the acquisition by PAI
  • Private equity firms, issuers and financial institutions in connection with restructurings and numerous liability management matters, including consent solicitations, tender offers and redemptions
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