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About Terence Ayres

Terry is a Senior Associate in our Leveraged Finance team and a member of our Global Transactions group in our London office.

Terry has experience in acquisition finance, refinancings and restructurings, working with clients that include private equity funds, corporates, banks and other non-bank financial institutions. 

During his time at Freshfields, Terry has undertaken a secondment to the firm's Singapore office.

Recent work

  • Advising Cinven on the financing of its proposed acquisition of Alter Domus.
  • Advising Permira on the financing of its recommended cash acquisition of Ergomed plc.
  • Advising CVC on the financing for a number of acquisitions, including, its acquisition of Ekaterrathe global tea business, as a carve out from Unilever, the public to private takeover of Stock Spirits Group plc, an alcoholic beverage business operating mainly in central and eastern Europe, and subsequent bolt-on acquisitions of Clan Campbell, Dugas Group, Borco and Polmos, the acquisition of System-C and the acquisition of Away Resorts and Aria Resorts.
  • Advising CVC on the financing for its investment in TOPdesk, a software developer based in the Netherlands.
  • Advising Entain plc on its financing arrangements, including c.USD 2bn and c.EUR 1bn of TLB facilities, and bridge financing arrangements in connection with the acquisition of the SuperSport Group, the leading gaming and sportsbook operator in Croatia, and guarantee facility in connection with the take private acquisition of STS, the leading sports-betting operator in Poland.
  • Advising Waterland on the financing of its acquisition of The Cookware Company, a global manufacturer and distributor of ceramic cookware products.
  • Advising Antin Infrastructure Partners on the financing of its acquisition of a stake in Babilou Family, Europe’s leading provider of company and community nurseries and major player in Early Years Education throughout the world, and the Babilou group on its incremental facilities in connection with the bolt-on acquisitions of BLOS in the Netherlands and Little Giants in Germany.
  • Advising AEA Investors on the financing of its acquisition of the Polygon Group, the largest provider of property damage restoration services in Europe.
  • Advising Phoenix Group Holdings plc on its RCF and bridge financing arrangements.
  • Advising Astorg and its portfolio company IQEQ on the refinancing of the group’s debt.
  • Advising One Equity Partners on the financing of its acquisition of Spartronics, and the financing of Spartronics’ acquisitions of Primus Technologies and Inovar.