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Sophie Buchanan-Brown

Senior Associate

Sophie has particular experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, acting principally for lenders and private credit funds on sponsor-backed acquisition finance.


Representative matters

The mandated lead arrangers on the EUR50m super senior revolving credit facility, EUR167.5m super senior letter of credit facility and EUR320m senior secured notes due 2025 supporting the takeover financing of Renk AG, a provider of specialty gearboxes.

The mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on the EUR1.175 billion senior secured term loan facilities, EUR275m revolving credit facility and EUR375 million senior unsecured notes issuance in connection with the acquisition by KPS Capital Partners of the tinplate steel packaging business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East of Crown Holdings Inc.

The lender on the unitranche financing in connection with Hg Capitals acquisition of smartTrade Group.

The lenders in connection with financing the acquisition of m-tec, a supplier of electronics and mechanics solutions by Hg Funds.

The lenders on the unitranche financing in connection with Hg Capital’s acquisition of Geomatikk, a Scandinavian tech-enabled services provider.



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.