Samita T. Ali-Khan

Partner - New York

Samita Alikhan

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212.812.0357

212.812.0399

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Samita T. Ali-Khan is a partner in Foley Hoag's New York office. She has considerable experience in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, restructuring transactions, business counseling, debt finance transactions and private equity transactions. 

Samita advises a wide range of private equity sponsors and public and private corporate clients in exempt high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings and private placement debt offerings in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Samita also has notable experience advising banks and issuers in registered and private placement equity and rights offerings, representing banks and private equity sponsors in syndicated loan financings, advising corporate clients and private equity sponsors in cross-border restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses through various liability management exercises, and representing corporate clients in standalone mergers and acquisitions.

 

Education:

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2015
  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., University and Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society, Psi Chi Honor Society, James S. Coleman Award for Senior Honors Thesis in Sociology, University Honors Certificate in Social Inequality, 2012

Languages:

English, Bengali

Representative Experience

  • Advised the consortium led by Advent, Cinven and the RAG-Stiftung in one of their affiliates’ €4.7 billion (equivalent) bond offering towards financing the acquisition of the elevator division of thyssenkrupp AG, slated to have been the largest-ever European buyout transaction.
  • Advised Iliad Holding S.A.S. in its €3.7 billion (equivalent) bond offering towards financing the public tender offer for Iliad Group, slated to have been the largest high-yield bond offering by a European issuer in 2021.
  • Advised the initial purchasers in connection with the $2 billion bond offering by Credit Suisse Group Funding (Guernsey) Limited.
  • Advised Algeco Scotsman Global Finance plc and Algeco Scotsman Global Finance 2 plc in their $1.7 billion (equivalent) bond offering.
  • Advised EG Global Finance plc in its €1.6 billion (equivalent) bond offering.
  • Advised Banijay Group S.A.S. in its €365 million bond offering. Subsequently advised Banijay Entertainment S.A.S. and Banijay Group S.A.S. in their €1.3 billion (equivalent) bond offering towards financing the acquisition of Endemol Shine.
  • Advised Smurfit Kappa in four distinct capital raises, comprising its €1.0 billion inaugural green bond offering, €750 million bond offering, €400 million bond offering and €600 million bond offering.
  • Advised Blackstone in one of its affiliates’ £640 million (equivalent) bond offering towards financing the recommended cash offer for Merlin Entertainments, valuing Merlin at £4.77 billion. Subsequently advised Merlin Entertainments Group in its €500 million bond offering.
  • Advised the Lone Star Funds in one of its affiliates’ €515 million bond offering towards financing the acquisition of the Stark Group.
  • Advised Iglo Foods BondCo Plc in its €500 million bond offering.
  • Advised Maxeda DIY Holding B.V. in its €475 million bond offering, with this transaction winning the “Europe High- Yield Bond” award at the IFR Awards 2017. Subsequently advised Maxeda DIY Holding B.V. in its €420 million bond offering.
  • Advised Parts Europe S.A. in its €380 million bond offering.
  • Advised Norican A/S in its €340.0 million bond offering towards financing the acquisition by The Norican Group of Light Metal Casting Solutions GmbH.
  • Advised Intelligent Packaging Holdco Issuer Limited Partnership in its $125 million bond offering. Subsequently advised Intelligent Packaging Limited in its $100 million bond offering.
  • Advised the underwriters in connection with the CHF 6 billion rights offering by Credit Suisse of registered shares.
  • Advised EQT on its partial exit from leading Finnish private healthcare company Terveystalo Oy via IPO on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, Park Square and NGA Human Resources on the sale of NGA’s UK mid-market and small and medium business divisions.
  • Advised Starwood Capital on the intention to launch a Public Takeover Offer for CA Immobilien Anlagen AG.
  • Advised Credit Suisse in arranging a $250 million firstā€lien term loan facility towards financing the acquisition by TexOak Petroflow Holdings LLC of Equal Energy Ltd.
  • Advised Agrokor d.d. in a restructuring of its debt volume of approximately €6 billion.
  • Advised Noble Group Limited on its multi-billion dollar global restructuring, the largest restructuring that Asia had seen in recent times, leading to this transaction being named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019 and “Finance Deal of the Year: Insolvency and Restructuring” by The Asia Legal Awards 2019. Subsequently advised Noble Group in a number of tender offers and consent solicitations. Most recently advised Noble Group on the successful $1.3 billion financial restructuring of its trading business.
  • Advised China Logistics Property Holdings Co., Ltd in its consent solicitation relating to approximately HK$1 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes. Subsequently advised China Logistics Property Holdings Co., Ltd in its tender offer relating to $150 million in aggregate principal amount of notes.
  • Advised China Minsheng Investment Group and its subsidiaries in their consent solicitation relating to $500 million in aggregate principal amount of notes.
  • Advised LSF9 Balta Issuer S.à r.l. in its exchange offer for €234.9 million in aggregate principal amount of notes as well as a related consent solicitation and scheme solicitation.
  • Advised ibibo Group in its business combination with MakeMyTrip Limited.

* - Ms. Ali-Khan handled the above representations prior to joining Foley Hoag LLP.

 

Honors

  • Transatlantic Legal Awards, “Transatlantic Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year,” 2017

Involvement

  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
  • The Society of Asian Lawyers
 
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