Kenneth Ryan

Associate

Contact
F +44 20.7615.3100

London

10 Gresham Street

London, UK EC2V 7JD

T +44 20.7615.3818

F +44 20.7615.3100

Kenneth Ryan is an associate in the London office of Milbank LLP in the Global Capital Markets Group.

Mr. Ryan is currently on secondment with a host organization.

Primary Focus & Experience

Ken has experience acting on a broad range of matters, with specific experience in complex cross-border financing transactions. His practice is focused on public and private capital markets and finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on high-yield bond offerings.

Prior to joining Milbank, following his training at a leading Irish law firm, Ken was an associate in the structured finance group of a Magic Circle law firm in London, where he advised financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of structured finance, real estate-backed and infrastructure finance transactions (including whole-business securitizations and multi-source debt platforms across the energy and utilities sectors, as well as traditional mortgage-backed and esoteric asset securitizations and bespoke derivatives transactions).

His recent experience includes advising:

  • eir on:
    • the issuance by eircom Finance DAC of €350 million Senior Secured Notes due 2027;
    • the issuance by eircom Finance DAC of €350 million Senior Secured Notes due 2024; and
    • its €1.15 billion bond and term loan financing transaction (which included the issuance by eircom Finance FAC of €750 million Senior Secured Notes due 2026 and the introduction of a new €400 million term loan facility under its existing senior facilities agreement), alongside the successful amend and extend consent process in relation to €945 million of existing term loan commitments under its existing senior facilities agreement;
  • Together on:
    • the issuance by Jerrold FinCo plc of £435 million Senior Secured Notes due 2026 and the refinancing of its £375 million Senior Secured Notes due 2021; and
    • the issuance by Bracken Midco1 of £350 million Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2023 and the refinancing of its £220 million Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2021;
  • Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc on its offering of €500 million Senior Notes due 2024 and €300 million Senior Notes due 2026;
  • the financing sources on the financing in connection with CVC Capital Partners’ acquisition of a 30% stake in GEMS Education (including US$1.65 billion of term loans and senior secured notes);
  • Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan as joint bookrunners in connection with the debut issuance by Vivion Investments S.à r.l. of €700 million Senior Notes, incorporating English law and New York law bond features, in the context of a corporate reorganization and a series of property acquisitions and disposals;
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Goldman Sachs on the issuance by Ardonagh Midco 3 plc of $235 million Senior Secured Notes to finance the acquisition by the Ardonagh Group of the Swinton Group, Minton House Group, Professional Fee Protection and Health Insurance Group businesses;
  • J.P. Morgan and Danske Bank as initial purchasers in connection with the issuance by Kongsberg Actuation Systems B.V. of €275 million Senior Secured Notes due 2025; and
  • BNP Paribas, HSBC, KKR and UBI as initial purchasers in connection with:
    • the issuance by Fabric (BC) S.p.A. of €455 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2024 relating to the acquisition of Fedrigoni; and
    • the tap issuance by Fabric (BC) S.p.A. of €125 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2024 relating to the acquisition of Gruppo Cordenons.
Additional Details
Education
  • University College Dublin, BBL
  • Law Society of Ireland, PPCI & PPCII
Admissions
  • New York
  • England and Wales