A&O’s leveraged finance and high yield team in New York, London and Paris acted as legal counsel to the lead arrangers in a refinancing transaction for Altice France S.A. consisting of (i) the extension of the maturity on USD5.9 billion (equivalent) of Altice’s existing USD and Euro 2025 and 2026 term loans to August 2028, (ii) the extension of the maturity on Altice’s EUR1 billion revolving credit facility to January 2028 and (iii) a new EUR150 million term loan raise.
The transaction showcases A&O’s fully integrated leveraged finance and high yield practice across New York, London and Paris, which seamlessly executed the largest cross-border A&E exercise in the market so far this year. A&O’s high yield team also previously advised the initial purchasers on several high yield bond issuances by Altice France S.A.
The A&O team was led by leveraged finance partners Philip Bowden and Megan Lawrence in London and Jake Mincemoyer in New York, with support from senior counsel Ally de Padua in New York and associates Simba Gonondo and Charlotte Hill in London, Violet Jia in New York and senior associate Asha Sinha in Paris. High yield partner John Kicken and associate Sampada Bannurmath also advised on the transaction.
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