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Barry Newman

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Barry Newman

+44 (0)20 7295 3451
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Barry trained at Travers Smith and in 2016 became a partner in our Finance Group.  Barry has a broad finance practice, with a particular interest in domestic and cross-border acquisition finance.  He acts for private equity sponsors and their investee companies, corporate borrowers, banks and alternative lenders.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • Bridgepoint on their acquisitions of Cambridge Education Group, ASK/Zizzi, Nordic Cinema Group and Appleby Fiduciary & Administration
  • Zoopla on the financing of its acquisitions of uSwitch and The Property Software Group
  • Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners LP on their acquisition of Wightlink Ferries
  • ATPI, backed by Intermediate Capital Group plc, on its acquisition of Griffin Global
  • Pinewood Shepperton plc on the financing of the acquisition of its JV partner's stake in Shepperton Studios
  • Silverfleet Capital Partners on their acquisitions of OFFICE, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Cimbria and AGR
  • Bridgepoint Development Capital on their acquisitions of Evander Glazing & Locks and the Energy Solutions Group
  • Macquarie on its financing of the acquisition of Regard care homes
  • Exponent Private Equity on their acquisition of BBC magazines
  • Lyceum Capital on their acquisition of Bellrock
  • 3i on their acquisitions of Marken and Chorion
  • Peel Holdings in connection with an investment by Vancouver Airport Services in Peel Airports
  • Peel Holdings in connection with its joint venture with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF Infrastructure)
  • Polypipe Group plc on its IPO
  • the Akzo Nobel (CPS) Pension Scheme on a £1.4bn longevity swap with ReAssure (a Swiss Re affiliate)
  • CLS Holdings plc on its institutional private placement of £80m senior secured notes
  • A non-bank lender on various European project financings
  • Various corporates and private equity investee companies on amends & extends, financial covenant resets and refinancings

Barry has completed secondments at both RBS and Babson Capital Europe and also worked in New York in the finance department of a US law firm. 

Barry is a key member of the sponsor facing team at Travers Smith which was ranked in Band 3 (Banking and Finance: Sponsors) by Chambers UK, 2016.