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Mathew Du Val

Senior Associate

Mathew is a senior associate in the Jersey corporate group. He advises on a broad range of finance transactions with a focus on restructuring, acquisition finance, fund finance and real estate finance as well as corporate and regulatory matters, economic substance and Jersey property unit trusts.

Representative transactions include advising:

  • the creditors of a "household name" UK retailer in relation to its administration and pre-pack acquisition with a related UK scheme of arrangement
  • the lenders and initial purchasers in respect of a planned £1bn acquisition by CVC Fund VII from CVC Fund V of Domestic & General, which converted into a refinancing of the group by super senior revolving credit facilities and related senior and senior secured bond issuances
  • a UK government agency in connection with Jersey bank account security to be granted by licensed entities
  • a satellite technology group in respect of the establishment of a Jersey holding structure, entry into credit facilities and the issuance of a TISE-listed note
  • the lender in respect of a loan-on-loan transaction related to a UK office and retail park
  • the bidder in the financing of a public takeover of a Swedish-listed company incorporated in Switzerland, including the establishment of a Jersey holding structure and the entry into bridge financing, a bond issuance to refinance the bridge, and the listing of the bond
  • the lenders in respect of the restructuring and US$1bn refinancing of the holding structure for two offshore oil drilling rigs
  • the lenders to Syncreon, a warehousing and logistics group, in respect of short-term liquidity financing and long-term exit financing, involving layers of Jersey security and a related UK scheme of arrangement
  • the ad hoc committee of creditors and the company in connection with the financial restructuring of Doncasters Group, pursuant to which c.£900m of debt was removed from the group’s balance sheet, the existing loan facilities were converted/reinstated into new and revised facilities, and new liquidity financing was made available. In connection with the restructuring, the UK companies in the group underwent a UK scheme of arrangement, as a result of which the group became owned and controlled by a new holding structure owned by the lenders.

Career

Mathew joined Carey Olsen in 2019, having previously worked in Jersey and Guernsey for another leading offshore law firm.  He qualified as an advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2013.

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