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Aaron Ferner


Advises corporates, sponsors and financial institutions on a wide range of finance transactions.

Aaron is a member of our Finance team. Corporates, sponsors and financial institutions turn to Aaron to handle a wide range of transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, corporate loans, derivatives and debt restructurings. He also has extensive experience advising on the financing of U.K. public acquisitions.

Aaron is recognized as a Rising Star by IFLR1000.

Experience highlights

Notable Borrower Representations
  • Financing for Tencent-led consortium’s acquisition of 20% of Universal Music Group
  • £30.6bn financing for Comcast’s competitive takeover of Sky
  • $6.4bn financing for Solvay’s acquisition of Cytec
  • $4.6bn financing for Dialog Semiconductor’s proposed acquisition of Atmel
  • $1.85bn financing for Clarivate Analytics
  • $1.68bn financing for SS&C’s takeover of Blue Prism Group
  • £1.4bn financing for Temenos’ proposed takeover of Fidessa
  • $1bn commodities-based credit facility for Noble Clean Fuels
  • €1bn financing for Natura’s acquisition of The Body Shop
  • $945m financing for Nuvei’s takeover of SafeCharge
  • $500m revolving credit facility for Temenos
  • $315m financing for GeoPark’s takeover of Amerisur Resources
  • £140m financing for Atairos’ acquisition of Ocean Outdoor
Notable Lender Representations
  • $28.5bn financing for Amgen’s takeover of Horizon Therapeutics
  • $5.32bn refinancing for Finastra Group
  • $5.14bn financing for 3G Capital Advisors’ acquisition of Hunter Douglas
  • €3.9bn financing for KKR’s acquisition of Refresco
  • €1.8bn financing for Garrett Motion’s spin-off from Honeywell
  • $1.2bn financing for Viavi Solutions’ proposed takeover of Spirent Communications
  • $1.1bn financing for Vista and BC Partners’ investment in Advanced
  • €1bn financing for Inovyn
  • £900m backstop financing for Barratt Developments’ proposed takeover of Redrow
  • £763m financing for GXO Logistics’ proposed takeover of Wincanton
  • £745m financing for GXO Logistics’ takeover of Clipper Logistics
  • £725m financing for Vista’s takeover of Advanced
  • $725m financing for Roark Capital’s acquisition of International Car Wash Group
  • $642m financing for Vista’s acquisition of Accelya
  • £620m financing for Teledyne Technologies’ takeover of E2V Technologies
  • $461m unitranche financing for Providence Equity and Searchlight Capital’s takeover of Hyve Group
  • £365m financing for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s acquisition of Bridon
  • $250m fund financing for Hollyport Capital
Notable Financial Adviser Representations
  • £71bn takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • £4.3bn takeover of Rexam by Ball Corporation
  • £3.3bn proposed takeover of RPC by Apollo
  • £124m takeover of Latchways by MSA Safety
  • £115m takeover of Stride Gaming by Rank Group
  • £112m takeover of Countrywide by Connells
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IFLR1000 – Banking, Financial Services Regulatory, United Kingdom, Rising Star


B.A., London School of Economics and Political Science

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2014
  • Slaughter and May, 2007-2014

Qualifications and admissions

  • England and Wales
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