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Alexander Clarke’s practice focuses primarily on debt finance transactions. Mr. Clarke has broad experience of matters relating to debt finance and lending arrangements, including cross-border syndicated loans for investment grade borrowers and other clients, project finance, acquisition finance, venture debt finance, security arrangements and general intra-group and inter-group loan agreements. Mr. Clarke also has experience advising in relation to mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and commercial transactions.

  • Advising Bacardi Limited in relation to the bank finance aspects of its acquisition of Patrón Spirits International AG and its PATRÓN® brand, the world’s top-selling ultra-premium tequila, from John Paul DeJoria, a founder of Patrón. The acquisition reflected an enterprise value for Patrón of U.S. $5.1 billion. 
  • Advising Bacardi Limited in relation to the negotiation and implementation of a global working capital syndicated multicurrency loan facility, to be available from 2015 onwards.
  • Advising Qualcomm Inc. in relation to the sale of part of its L-Band spectrum in the UK.
  • Representing Giorgio Armani S.p.A. in relation to various corporate transactions.
  • Advising Magticom, Georgia’s leading telecoms company, in connection with a $100 million loan from The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The financing will enable MagtiCom to acquire the fixed-line broadband internet network platform from Caucasus Online in order to further expand into regions outside of Tbilisi.
  • Advising Consort Medical plc, on its £160m revolving credit facility to be used in connection with its £230 million acquisition of Aesica Holdco Limited from Silverfleet Capital and its management.
  • Advising Oxford BioMedica plc, a Main Market listed gene based biopharmaceutical company, on the security aspects of its $50 million secured loan facility from a subsidiary of Oberland Capital Healthcare.
  • Advising ICICI Bank Limited and Standard Chartered Bank on matters relating to an aggregate of US$925m in project financing.
  • Advising Bacardi Limited in relation to the negotiation and implementation of various working capital and acquisition finance multicurrency loan facilities from 2008 to the present.
  • Advising Axis Bank Limited, an Indian private bank, as lead arranger for an aggregate of US$180m in project financings supporting two separate projects being undertaken by Reliance Pharmaceuticals Private Limited.
  • Advising a private equity fund in relation to a €45,000,000 credit facility.
  • Representing a national oil company in relation to the provision of a $300m loan to a UK entity.
  • Advising in relation to on-going covenant compliance by a project company in relation to a major project finance transaction.
  • Advising Solar Century Holdings Limited in respect of general corporate matters.
  • Representing a private investor in relation to the financing of Wandering Star Pictures Limited, to assist in the production and distribution of the movie "Solomon Kane."
  • Advising various life sciences and technology companies in relation to venture debt loans and bi-lateral lending facilities.

Pro Bono

  • Advising a charity that provides advice and support to victims of domestic violence in relation to its secured financing arrangements. 
  • Providing general corporate advice to a UK-based charity that develops economic models and analytical tools to assess international development interventions.
  • Data protection advice in relation to an individual who was the victim of identity theft.