Philip is a corporate finance specialist with a focus on complex debt and equity-linked financing structures, capital markets transactions and international and domestic public and private M&A. He also advises on the issuance of financial instruments, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate and commercial matters.

Experience

Philip is a corporate finance specialist with a main focus on complex debt and equity-linked financing structures. Philip regularly represents lenders, borrowers and sponsors in high profile leveraged acquisition financings, art financings, real estate financings and lombard, export and project finance structures. Philip’s practice also includes advising underwriters and issuers on all aspects of ECM and DCM transactions, including public takeovers, equity investments, block trades, IPOs, rights offerings and convertible bonds issues. In addition, he regularly acts as advisor in securitisation and synthetic credit-linked transactions, the issuance of financial instruments, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate and commercial matters.

Experience highlights include advising:

  • Veraison Capital and VT5 Acquisition Company on the structuring of the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) under Swiss law and VT5’s initial public offering at SIX Swiss Exchange (2021)*

  • Basilea Pharmaceutica on the issuance of a CHF 200 million convertible bond (2017), their convertible bond repurchase offer (2020) as well as their CHF 45.75 million PIPE transaction (2021)*

  • UBS, Credit Suisse and all other involved Swiss banks on the CHF 40 billion programme for Government-backed bridge loans to support Swiss SMEs experiencing liquidity shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)*

  • UBS and Credit Suisse in a CHF 1.5 billion Government-backed financing for Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss Air (2020)*

  • RRJ Capital und Temasek on a several hundred million US dollars investment in leading airline caterer gategroup (2019)*

  • SIX Swiss Exchange listed Arbonia in its CHF 415 million public takeover of Looser Group (2016)*

  • *Transactions handled before joining Niederer Kraft Frey

  • HSG Alumni
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Reliable, can-do attitude, cooperative and extremely solution-oriented

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