Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Ambarish Dash as a partner in the Finance practice based in London. He will join the firm in March.
Ambarish joins from Kirkland & Ellis where he was a debt finance partner. His practice focuses on advising private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and credit funds on a wide range of complex financings at all levels of the capital structure with a focus on domestic and cross-border leveraged buy-outs of public and private companies.
Ambarish also has considerable experience across many of Herbert Smith Freehills' priority sectors including TMT, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and industrials and consumer. He regularly advises Thoma Bravo, Triton, TDR and EW Healthcare on their European acquisitions. He has also advised other leading private equity sponsors including KKR, Apax and Blackstone on a number of matters.
Gary Hommel, Managing Partner, Finance – UK, US and EMEA, Herbert Smith Freehills, commented:
"I am delighted to welcome Ambarish to HSF. Ambarish is well-known for his strong client service skills and deep technical knowledge in the leveraged finance space. This is an area in which we have enjoyed strong trajectory and, going forwards, Ambarish will play a key role in our leveraged finance and financial sponsors teams in the UK and across EMEA."
Ambarish Dash said:
"I am excited to be joining the leveraged finance team at Herbert Smith Freehills. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues in the Finance practice and across the wider firm to support the firm's private capital clients and to develop new opportunities together."
Herbert Smith Freehills has a long track record supporting clients on a wide variety of acquisition and leveraged financings of both public and private companies, and regularly acts for both lenders and sponsors/borrowers. Recent transactions include acting for Aquiline on the senior financing for its acquisition of Wealth at Work and for Citi and Santander on the holdco and target financing for the acquisition by CVC-backed Exolum of Inter Pipeline Europe.