Olga Kharitonova’s practice focuses on international financing transactions, including debt capital markets and restructuring.

She regularly advises borrowers, sponsors and lenders in various types of financing transactions and in particular acquisition financing (including financing of public offerings, corporate acquisitions and leveraged acquisitions), working capital facilities (for both listed and private companies), asset-based financing, margin loan financing, real estate financing and bonds issuance.

Olga joined the firm in 2006 and became a senior attorney in 2015. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, she worked in the Moscow office of another international law firm.

Notable Experience

  • Capgemini in connection with its $3.8 billion bridge financing of iGate’s acquisition and its subsequent refinancing by way of a €2.75 billion bond offering.

  • Ivanhoé Cambridge on a €1 billion joint investment with The Blackstone Group in debt secured by shares of Gecina SA, a leading French real estate investment company.

  • The Vita Group in connection with its pan-European factoring program.

  • Edenred on its revolving credit facility.

  • CVC on the leveraged buy-out of the European businesses of the Campbell Soup group.

  • Qualium in connection with its leveraged acquisition of Poult Group, a leading French biscuit producer.

  • Vallourec on its €400 million club deal financing and its €1.1 billion revolving credit facility.

  • Rexel on its €5.4 billion financing of the bid for Hagemeyer and subsequently on its €1.1 billion revolving credit facility.

  • Bridgepoint and Eurazeo on the senior financing of their leveraged acquisition of Foncia Group, a leading residential real estate services company.

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