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About Denise Ryan

Denise is a partner specialising in leveraged finance.

She concentrates on cross-border corporate finance transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance representing sponsors and issuers, advising on both high-yield bond offerings and term loan B bank financings.

Her facility with capital markets and banking products, as well as with both US and European acquisition finance market practice, allows her to advise clients across a broad range of products and jurisdictions.

Recent work

  • Advising Advent International on first lien and second lien senior secured credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of V.Group.
  • Advising CVC on its dual-tranche high-yield bond offering and term loan B financing in connection with its acquisition of the Douglas Group.
  • Advising CVC on the financing of the take-private acquisition of the shares of Ahlsell AB;
  • Advising Wind Hellas on its senior secured high-yield bond offering.
  • Advising CPA Global and Cinven on CPA Global's US first and second lien bank financing.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank and RBS on the high-yield bond offering by the Automobile Association as part of a £3bn refinancing.



  • New York University School of Law, US (JD), 2003
  • New York University College of Arts and Sciences, US (BA), 2000

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the New York Bar