Lawyer (New Zealand)
Leveraged finance senior associate Bridget Polkinghorne has experience acting for financial institutions, direct lenders, private equity sponsors and corporates on a wide range of financing transactions, including acting on cross-border leveraged financings, corporate lending, convertible instruments and restructurings. She is a trusted adviser to all her clients and rapidly becomes their first point of call on all transactions and on-going general queries.
Bridget has worked in New Zealand and London, and spent extended periods on secondment at commercial banks both in the corporate lending team and mid markets financial sponsors team.
- Advised Sullivan Street in relation to the financing of its acquisition of Tracerco, a leading industrial technology firm providing detection, diagnostic and measurement solutions, from Johnson Matthey.
- A unitranche lender in taking ownership of a borrower group, including a restructure of the senior debt and debt for equity swap.
- Advised Vitruvian Partners and its portfolio company, OAG on the extension of its existing financing and upsize in relation to its acquisition of Infare, the Danish based provider of data to the airline industry on competitor airfare pricing and activity, using a unitranche facility structure provided by two alternative lenders.