Miko Bradford

Partner

Contact
F +44 20.7615.3100

London

100 Liverpool Street

London, UK EC2M 2AT

T +44 20.7615.3276

F +44 20.7615.3100

Miko Bradford is Partner in the London office of Milbank LLP and a member of the European Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets Group.

Primary Focus & Experience

Miko has experience representing both lenders and sponsors/borrowers at all tiers of the capital structure across the full range of bank and bond and bank mezzanine, covenant-lite, unitranche, holdco PIK transactions and restructurings.

She has advised on some of the most significant cross-border, public to private, leveraged and investment grade financings in the London/European market including:

  • Advising the bridge lenders and initial purchasers in the financing for the acquisition by doValue, a leading servicer of nonperforming loans in Southern Europe and listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, of FPS, the former loan servicing company of the Eurobank Group, a leading Greek bank;
  • Advising the banks in US$4.525 billion debt financing for Acquisition of Inmarsat plc. by a consortium comprised of funds advised by Apax Partners LLP, funds advised by Warburg Pincus LLC or its affiliates, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board;
  • Advising Greek telecom company WIND Hellas in relation to its €525 million high yield bond offering and €75 million revolving credit facility;
  • Advising a group of financial institutions in connection with Advent International’s acquisition of Transaction Services Group, a payment processing and business management software group. The financing consisted of an unitranche facility and capex facility and a super senior revolving credit facility;
  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers on the financing for PAI's bid of approximately €1.5 billion for Elior’s Areas, a provider of contract catering in food and beverage services in airports, railway stations and motorway service plazas;
  • Advising the financing sources on the financing in connection with CVC Capital Partners’ acquisition of a 30% stake in GEMS Education. This was awarded “Debt and Equity-Linked Deal of the Year” at IFLR Awards 2020;
  • Advising Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division on the financing for the recommended cash acquisition of Tarsus Group plc., an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media;
  • Advising the lead arrangers on the financing for Energean Oil & Gas S.A.’s US$750 million acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production S.p.A. The acquisition created a full-cycle, independent, gas-focused exploration and production company in the Mediterranean region;
  • Advising a group of major financial institutions in arranging the financing for the acquisition of Cognita, the leading global schools group, by Jacobs Holding of Switzerland. The acquisition consisted of a €403.7 million first-lien term loan and a £200 million first-lien term loan. The euro tranche upsized from €307.8 million at launch;
  • Advising the lenders in the acquisition of Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe by private equity investor Advent International. Deutsche Fachpflege Gruppe is the market leader in high quality outpatient intensive care in Germany;
  • Advising the investors in €130 million second-lien financing for the acquisition of Belgium’s Corialis Group, an European maker of home renovation and light construction components by CVC Capital Partners;
  • The sponsor/borrower on the equity raise for and the covenant lite term loan B and revolving facility for the acquisition of Telecable, a Spanish cable operator;
  • The agent in respect of the covenant lite term loan B, revolving facility for affiliates of an international petrochemicals group to refinance in part outstanding credit facilities of that group;
  • The initial purchasers and mandated lead arrangers in connection with an international polymer businesses' €785 million bond offering and €100 million super senior revolving credit facility to refinance existing bridge facilities of that polymers group and finance the acquisition of a chlor vinyls business;
  • The coordinators and mandated lead arrangers in relation to an exchange offer relating to €5 billion of senior and second lien credit facilities pursuant to which approximately 600 lenders exchanged participations in existing credit facilities of an international petrochemicals group for participations in new credit facilities on revised terms; and
  • A leading sponsor's acquisition of a portfolio company and the subsequent financing of the acquisition of a US business and associated restructuring of its credit facilities.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Miko has been recognized in Legal 500 UK in Acquisition Finance and Chambers UK 2021 and contributed to the Global Practice Guide,  Banking & Finance Trends and Developments in UK.

“She is really good, really hands- on and good at managing the team and making sure we have coverage across the board. She seems to have an encyclopaedic memory of my transactions. She’s a really safe pair of hands."

"She is just incredibly thorough and eagle-eyed. Miko has a good nose for risk, defects and docs."

"She does outstanding work, and I’m always happy to have her on transactions."

(Client Testimonials, Chambers UK 2021)

Additional Details
Education
  • University of Chicago Law School, LL.M.
  • Auckland University, LL.B.
  • Auckland University, B.A.
Admissions
  • England and Wales