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A&O cements its position as a leading private capital firm with PDI award wins

Published Date
Mar 1, 2024
Allen & Overy has won Law Firm of the Year – Transactions for both Europe and Asia-Pacific at the Private Debt Investor (PDI) 2023 Awards. Voted for by the industry, these awards recognise talent across all geographies and strategies and have built an unrivalled reputation in the market.

European private credit partner, Hannah Gates, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for our European private credit group, following a busy year working on some hugely interesting and complex matters for our clients. We’re really proud to be recognised by the industry for our efforts. As we continue to invest in our private credit practice globally, we want to ensure that our clients always benefit from the expertise of product and sector specialists across our network, providing them with an integrated and nimble team.”

Asia-Pacific finance partner, Roger Lui, added: “I’m thrilled we’ve won awards for our work in both Asia-Pacific and Europe. Our international platform and experience across the full spectrum of credit investment strategies has positioned us well and our clients have recognised this. We see tremendous opportunities and growth potential in the private credit space in APAC and we are committed to supporting our clients in this dynamic and evolving market.”

Stephen Lloyd, co-head of A&O’s private capital group noted: “These awards are further evidence of the huge strides our firm is making across all aspects of private capital. As a global strategic priority for A&O, private capital has been a focus of investment over the last few years. We’re delighted to see that investment recognised by our clients and peers through awards such as these.”

A&O advises over 80% of Private Debt Investor’s 2023 top 100 leading private credit firms across the full spectrum of investment strategies, including venture debt, direct lending, asset-based lending, speciality financing including fund financing, subordinated debt, special situations and distressed debt.

The private capital sector continues to be a growth area for A&O with client revenue increasing by over 60% globally during the past two years. Subsequently, in recent months the firm has bolstered expertise in the Middle East, Singapore, London and New York with lateral hires specialising in funds, private equity, CLOs and distressed debt. 

Insights from A&O’s private capital experts can be found on the private capital insights hub which brings together thought leadership from its global team on key issues facing funds across the private capital spectrum. The hub features a wealth of content split by asset class, informed by A&O’s experience on the biggest deals, regulatory challenges and disputes. 

For more information, contact Private_Capital_Core_BD_Team@allenovery.com

 

These awards are further evidence of the huge strides our firm is making across all aspects of private capital. As a global strategic priority for A&O, private capital has been a focus of investment over the last few years. We�re delighted to see that investment recognised by our clients and peers through awards such as these.

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Stephen Lloyd

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