Aaron Ferner
  1. Counsel

Mr. Ferner is counsel in Davis Polk's Corporate Department practicing in the London office. He advises corporates, sponsors and financial institutions on a wide range of transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, corporate loans, derivatives and financial restructurings. He also has extensive experience advising on cash confirmations for U.K. public acquisitions.

Work Highlights

Recent representations include advising:

  • Comcast on the £16 billion bridge financing and £7 billion term loan financing for its proposed £22 billion acquisition of Sky plc
  • Temenos on the bridge financing for its proposed £1.4 billion acquisition of Fidessa Group plc
  • The joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on the $725 million acquisition financing for Roark Capital’s acquisition of International Car Wash Group
  • Natura Cosméticos on the financing for its €1 billion acquisition of The Body Shop group
  • Noble Clean Fuels on its $1 billion commodities-based revolving credit facility
  • The arranger on the acquisition financing for Teledyne Technologies’ £620 million acquisition of E2V Technologies plc
  • The lead arrangers, bookrunners and initial note purchasers of the €535 million TLB, €240 million TLA and €300 million senior secured notes issued by Inovyn Finance plc
  • Lazard as lead financial adviser to Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV on its £71 billion takeover of SABMiller plc
  • The lead arrangers and underwriters of the $316 million TLB refinancing in connection with the merger of Bridon Limited with the global ropes and advanced cords business of NV Bekaert
  • Czech Asset Management, L.P. as lender to certain portfolio companies of Platinum Equity, LLC
  • Dialog Semiconductor on the bridge financing for its aborted $4.6 billion acquisition of Atmel Corporation
  • Lazard as financial adviser to MSA Safety Incorporated on its £124 million acquisition of Latchways plc
  • Solvay on the bridge financing for its $6.4 billion acquisition of Cytec Industries Inc.
  • The joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on the $4 billion bridge financing for CF Industries’ $8 billion acquisition of certain subsidiaries of OCI N.V. and the amendment and restatement of CF Industries’ $2 billion revolving credit facility
  • Greenhill & Co as lead financial adviser to Ball Corporation on its £4.3 billion acquisition of Rexam plc
  • The arrangers on the acquisition financing for Vista Equity Partners’ £725 million acquisition of Advanced Computer Software Group plc
  • The arrangers on the acquisition financing for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan’s £365 million acquisition of Bridon Limited
  • The joint lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and administrative agent on the bridge financing for STERIS Corporation’s acquisition of Synergy Health plc
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with its sale of a portfolio of loans and other securities with an aggregate value of approximately $1.3 billion to Sankaty Advisors, LLC

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2014
  • Slaughter and May, 2007-2013

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales

Education

  • B.A., London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006