Ryan Clarke - McDermott Will & Emery


Ryan Clarke is an associate in the London Finance, Restructuring and Special Situations Group and focuses his practice on cross-border domestic debt financing transactions advising corporate borrowers and issuers, private equity houses and other institutional investors. His experience includes advising clients on the financing of leveraged buy-outs, corporate facilities and direct lending facilities.


  • Advised Mercuria on the financing of Batavia Oil’s acquisition of Perenco Rang Dong Ltd from Perenco Overseas Holdings Ltd
  • Advising Ares Management Limited on the GBP425 million refinancing of the Charles Taylor Group
  • Advised the management team on the financing aspects of its buy-out of the PX Group
  • Advised Message Bird on the financing aspects of its acquisition of SparkPost
  • Advised a consortium of lenders including Blue Owl, Golub Capital, Guggenheim Partners and Partners Group on the financing of the acquisition of Allocate Software
  • Advised the Texthelp Group on the financing aspects of its acquisition of the Lingit Group
  • Advised OpenGate Capital on the cross-border financing of their acquisition of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems


Warwick University, LLB
University of Law, Legal Practice Course

England and Wales