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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.



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.