Our Leveraged Acquisition Finance team in France has moved to new offices in the centre of Paris. The offices, at 223 Rue St. Honoré, 75001, are near Place Vendôme in the 1st Arrondissement.
Our Corporate Banking Leveraged Acquisition Finance team in France has moved to new offices in the centre of Paris. The offices, at 223 Rue St. Honoré, 75001, are near Place Vendôme in the 1st Arrondissement. The move to larger premises comes as a result of the continued growth of our activity in the French leveraged buyout market and the expansion of our Leveraged Acquisition Finance team in Paris.
Bank of Ireland is well established in the mid-market European leveraged market and will celebrate 15 years in Paris in 2020 – showing our long term commitment to the French market. Headed by Raphael Charon, our 12-strong French team has extensive experience in non-investment grade financing, and has achieved a strong track record in this space over the years. Similar to the model across the rest of Bank of Ireland, the team is focused on developing deep mutually-beneficial relationships with its Private Equity customers. Our Paris team originates transactions ranging from underwriting large syndicated deals to structuring smaller mid-market debt packages, and can provide stretched senior and Unitranche facilities.
Commenting on the move, Raphael Charon, CEO for Bank of Ireland in France & Head of Leveraged Acquisition Finance France said: “We are delighted to relocate to these new offices and are very excited about the future for Bank of Ireland in France. Having a local team provides greater opportunity and availability for early engagement and prompt decision making for Private Equity customers. We had an extremely successful 2018 working alongside our clients in competitive market conditions and delivering large underwriting and coordination roles in high profile transactions. We were also the first bank originating a First Out structure under French law, demonstrating our ambition to continue delivering innovative and flexible solutions to address our customers’ increasingly complex needs. As Bank of Ireland is set to celebrate 15 years in Paris in 2020, we are very proud of our involvement in the leveraged finance market and our team is going from strength to strength”.
Where to Find Us?
223 Rue St. Honoré, 75001 Paris
Bank of Ireland’s Global Acquisition Finance team was established in 1996. With a loan book in excess of €4.4bn, we arrange, underwrite and distribute transactions across a broad range of geographies and sectors. Our team focuses on providing debt finance solutions to established private equity houses in the European and US leveraged buyout markets.