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Hershil Kotak


Hershil specialises in leveraged finance and has acted for lenders and arrangers on a variety of complex cross-border debt finance transactions, primarily acquisition and event-driven financings.

From November 2021 to June 2022, Hershil was seconded to Apollo’s European private credit team, where he was responsible for negotiating and executing transactions across a range of private debt financing products. From September 2019 to February 2020, Hershil spent six months on secondment to the banking and finance team in the firm’s Amsterdam office.



Representative matters

The bookrunners on the refinancing of Planet, a payment services provider owned by Advent International.

The lenders on the unitranche financing for Advent International’s acquisition of a majority stake in Zimmermann, a luxury fashion brand. 

The senior lenders on the unitranche financing for the acquisition by Asda, a leading grocer owned by TDR Capital, of the UK and Ireland business of EG Group, a petrol filling stations operator.

The bookrunners on the refinancing of TMF Group, a provider of legal, financial and employee administration services owned by CVC. 

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.