Caroline is a partner within the Corporate department in Cayman and Group Head of Banking & Asset Finance, as well as Transport & Logistics.
Her practice areas include asset finance, corporate finance, structured finance, private equity and bond offerings. She is extensively involved in aircraft and vessel financing, subscription financing and CLOs.
Caroline also has vast experience in capital markets, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, especially working on the buyer side of transactions.
Caroline has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal with respect to Aircraft Finance, and is acknowledged as a ´Rising Star´ in IFLR1000´s capital markets law rankings.
In 2020, she was considered by Chambers Global to be an up-and-coming lawyer in a number of spaces, including structured finance, asset finance, debt capital markets and private equity. Clients characterise her as “super responsive, always available and solution-oriented.”
She is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Cayman Islands Labour Tribunal and the Caymanian Bar Association, and a notary public registered in the Cayman Islands.
Recent highlights include advising:
CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms through CVC Fund VII, (“CVC”) with respect to regulatory approvals following CVC’s agreement in October 2017 to acquire TMF Group (“TMF”), a leading provider of specialist business services to clients operating and investing globally, from DH Private Equity Partners. This is the first investment made by CVC Fund VII, which raised over €16 billion earlier this year. Appleby Cayman, BVI and Mauritius has advised CVC in each of the relevant jurisdictions.
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. in connection with just under US$1 billion loan facility to Perfect World Co., Ltd. to finance its high profile management buy-out and privatization (by way of merger).
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. in connection with the US$9.3 billion loan facility to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (“Company”) to finance its privatisation (by way of merger).
Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries in connection with the formation of Höegh LNG Partners LP, a Marshall Islands limited partnership (MLP) and the MLP´s initial and further public offerings of common units representing limited partner interests in the MLP. The MLP intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and any exercise of the underwriters´ option to purchase additional Series A Preferred Units to repay the approximately $34.4 million outstanding under the 8% seller´s credit note related to the Partnership´s acquisition of the floating storage and regasification unit (“FSRU”) Höegh Gallant. The remainder of the net proceeds will be used for general partnership purposes, which may include the repayment of additional indebtedness or the funding of acquisitions (including the potential purchase of an additional 23.5% interest in the joint ventures that own and operate the FSRUs Neptune and GDF Suez Cape Ann and/or the potential purchase of the 49% interest in the owner of the entities that own and operate the FSRU Höegh Grace) or other capital expenditures.
Höegh LNG’s Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiaries in connection with the financing and delivery of its eighth floating storage and regasification unit Höegh Esperanza.
University of Bristol (England)
Nottingham Trent University (England)