Jennifer Engelhardt, Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department, represents companies, investment banks, and private equity firms in public and private debt and equity offerings and acquisition financing.

Ms. Engelhardt’s experience includes advising:

  • A club of 14 private credit lenders, led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management and included Apollo, BlackRock, and Fortress Investment Group, on the €1.5 billion financing of SumUp, a global financial technology business
  • Synthomer plc, a British-based specialty chemicals company, in connection with multiple capital markets and corporate matters
  • HitecVision in connection with a NOK4.6 billion (US$423 million) accelerated bookbuild offering of shares in Vår Energi ASA
  • SUSE, German software firm, on the loan financing for EQT purchase offer and delisting
  • EQT-led consortium on financing for the £4.5 billion recommended cash offer of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC
  • The initial purchasers in connection with financing supporting the take private by KIRKBI, Blackstone, and CPPIB of Merlin Entertainment and subsequent financings, totalling over £5 billion
  • Tullow Oil in connection with multiple offerings of notes totaling over US$3 billion, creating a novel capital structure for the energy industry 
  • Victoria plc in connection with multiple offerings of senior secured notes totaling over €500 million
  • Ithaca Energy, Inc. in connection with its offering of US$500 million 9.375% Senior Notes due 2024
  • The underwriters on the issuance of US$12 billion notes by Saudi Aramco
  • A consortium led by EQT Partners (EQT) and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority on the cross border financing for the acquisition of Nestlé’s Skin Health, for a value of CHF10.2 billion
  • Sponsors, corporates, and banks in auction processes requiring bridge commitment papers, including: WFS, Praxair/Linde, London City Airport, and T-Mobile, Viridian, Rexam/Ball, Taminco, Birdseye/Igloo, Global Blue, GEA Heat Exchanges, Sulzer Metco, Nets, Synlabs, Teamsystems, Philips Lighting, and Sisal
  • The companies on the financing backing the merger of EQT portfolio company, Sivantos and Widex
  • EQT and SUSE Linux in acquisition financing backing the carveout from US public company Micro Focus
  • Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, and a banking syndicate on multiple bridge financings and related offerings of notes by ICBPI, the regulated Italian payment processing and banking entity (and Nexi) totaling over €3 billion (original acquisition financing awarded High Yield Deal of the Year by IFLR 2016)
  • Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc in an issuance of US$350 million 9.25% Senior Notes due 2023 and related refinancing
  • HSBC and CS on the issuance of €300 million senior secured notes due 2025 by Swiss public company, CEVA
  • Barclays and RBC on the issuance of US$300 million Senior Secured Second Lien notes by Petra Diamonds (awarded Africa Bonds: Corporate Deal of the Year by The Banker 2016)
  • Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and Société Générale in connection with multiple offerings by KCA Deutag of senior secured notes totaling over US$1.3 billion
  • Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and Nordea on multiple offerings by Perstorp of senior secured and second lien notes totaling over €1.2 billion (equivalent)
  • EnQuest PLC in connection with its offering of US$650 million 7% Senior Notes
  • Banking syndicates and the lead managers in a bridge financing, three offerings of notes and multiple consent solicitations by Wind, the Italian telecom company and certain of its subsidiaries with issuances of an aggregate of over €6 billion (equivalent)
  • Aker BP in connection with its offering of US$400 million of 6% Senior Secured Notes due 2022
  • Neptune Energy Bondco plc in connection with its offering of US$550 million 6.625% Senior Notes due 2025
  • Limacorporate S.p.A. in connection with its offering of €275 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2023
  • The private equity sponsor on the debt restructuring and sale of CarTrawler, a global travel technology solution provider
  • Youngs Seafood, European food producer, on its debt restructuring and sale
  • Bibby Offshore, offshore engineering and technical services provider to the energy sector, on its debt restructuring and sale

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2005
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 2002