BCLP’s Corporate and Finance Transactions Partner Derek Hrydziuszko has more than two decades experience in the leveraged finance, investment grade and syndicated loans markets where he has acted for a wide range of participants including UK and international banks and financial institutions, private equity sponsors and multi-national corporates on leveraged finance transactions, investment grade financings, margin loans and unsecured financings.
Derek has also acted for both borrowers and lenders on numerous multi-jurisdictional restructuring transactions and for the lenders on a number of project and infrastructure related financings.
Derek’s representative experience also includes advising on a multitude of insurance, leisure and gaming, retail, fintech and hotel matters and he excels at accomplishing complex deals within tight timeframes and in finance transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.
Examples of acquisition finance work include Agilitas’ c€100m acquisition of Prodieco, Kape Technology’s near $1bn acquisition of ExpressVPN, GSH Private Capital’s investment in Getronics Group, Playtech on its €1.3bn acquisition of Snaitech and the MBO of Brookhouse Aerospace.
Derek has also facilitated major deals including Constellation Automotive Group’s £1.8bn refinancing package, the restructuring of Marken’s €400m syndicated facility, as well as multiple facility arrangements for the likes of TFG Brands, Raven Property Group, Playtech, Redde and Thesis Asset Management.
In addition, Derek has also advised a global investment bank on more than US$8bn worth of margin loans and residential real estate finance transactions, in each case, to high and ultra-high net worth individuals.
Derek is the London Family and Carers Group Champion, is actively involved in other Diversity and Inclusion activities around gender, disability, race and social mobility and has mentored multiple professional women as part of the 30% Club mentoring programme; Derek also established the Finance Mentoring Programme.
He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he received a B.A. in Law and is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in the Legal 500 UK Directory.