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Andrew Cook

Senior Associate

Andrew Cook is a Senior Associate in the European Finance practice. Andrew has extensive experience in the European leveraged finance market and has represented borrowers and lenders on domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, combined bank and bond financing transactions, public-to-private bids and auction processes.
During his time at the firm, Andrew was seconded to Credit Suisse, where he gained extensive transaction execution experience for large scale sponsors and corporates in both the European and US cross-border markets. Andrew is a qualified accountant and prior to qualifying as a solicitor, he worked primarily in the financial services and fund management sectors.


Representative matters

The initial purchasers in connection with the offering of €550 million 4.50 percent senior secured notes in the context of the acquisition of Agrifarma by Cinven and the mandated lead arrangers in the context of an €80 million revolving credit facility in connection with the financing of the acquisition.

The sole global coordinator and bookrunner in connection with David Lloyd's inaugural bond financing including a €300 million offering of floating rate senior secured notes and £645 million 5.50% senior secured notes due 2027 by Deuce FinCo plc, the Company's new revolving facility agreement and intercreditor agreement, and advised the investors in connection with a £250 million pay-in-kind term loan to Deuce Holdco Limited.

The mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and lenders in connection with the senior financing in support of the public-to-private acquisition of Arrow Global plc by TDR Capital.

The initial purchasers in connection with a $750 million issuance of 4% senior notes due 2029 and in connection with an additional $250 million issuance of 4% senior notes due 2029 both by Sensata Technologies B.V. , an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Sensata Technologies Holding plc.

Nomura International Securities Inc., as arranger and bookrunner, and Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, as administrative agent, in connection with a refinancing amendment to Bleriot US Bidco Inc.'s existing first lien term loans in an aggregate principle amount of approximately $551 million to finance a refinancing of existing term loans and general corporate purposes.

The notes purchasers on Travelodge's £65 million private placement of 9% senior secured notes due 2025 issued by TVL Finance plc, an affiliate of Travelodge Hotels.

CWT in connection with its debt restructuring, comprising (i) an exchange offer, (ii) a consent solicitation, (iii) an issuance of rights offering units consisting of $125 million senior secured priming notes and shares of common equity of a newly-created holding company, (iv) an equity contribution by the Company's principal shareholder and (v) an amendment and restatement of the Company's revolving credit facility.

Investcorp in connection with the refinancing of Viz Branz's existing facilities with a S$180 million term loan and revolving credit senior facilities agreement.

BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC, as initial purchasers, in connection with a $450 million issuance of 4.375 percent senior notes due 2030 by Sensata Technologies, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Sensata Technologies Holding plc.

Ripplewood Advisors, the US-based investment holding company, in connection with its acquisition of a minority equity stake of 3.0% in Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF).

Nokia on its €1.5 billion five-year multicurrency revolving credit facility (RCF). Nokia introduced a sustainability pricing mechanism linking the margin of the RCF to two of its key sustainability targets – reduction of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to Nokia's operations and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to Nokia's customers' use of Nokia's products.

GE in connection with the sale of its Distributed Power business to Advent International Advent for $3.25 billion.

Silversea Cruise Holding in connection with a $550m senior secured notes issuance and associated €60m super senior RCF to refinance existing indebtedness and pre-fund capital expenditure requirements.

Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies and Lloyds Bank as initial purchasers in connection with the Miller Homes Group Holdings plc's £425 million high yield bond offering.

Naviera Armas in connection with its offering of €232m floating rate senior secured notes and associated super senior RCF.



Solicitor, England and Wales


BPP London LPC, Diploma in Law

Macquarie University Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting)

Newcastle University Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.