Jemma Lohr McPherson

  • 45, rue Saint-Dominique
  • Paris 75007
  • France

Jemma Lohr McPherson is an associate in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. McPherson has represented underwriters, corporate clients, selling shareholders and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in, among others, the high tech, automotive, retail, recycling, chemicals, health, and energy sectors. She focuses on high yield debt securities, initial public offerings, and sustainable industries.

Ms. McPherson's capital markets practice includes handling:

  • High yield bond offerings and other debt capital markets transactions
  • Initial public offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions with a capital markets element
  • Compliance with US, EU, and French securities laws

Prior to joining Latham in 2014, Ms. McPherson practiced in the capital markets group at the New York office of another international firm.


Ms. McPherson’s representative transactions include advising:

  • The underwriters in connection with the €860 million high yield bond financing for Kiloutou
  • The underwriters in connection with the €2.378 billion high yield bond / term loan B financing for Banijay’s acquisition of Endemol Shine
  • Italian gaming and payments specialist Sisal Group and its sponsor, CVC, in connection with the combination of the Sisal Pay and Banca 5 payments businesses
  • The underwriters in connection with a series of high yield offerings by TV producer Banijay
  • French eyewear and hearing aid specialist Afflelou in connection with a series of high yield offerings and its attempted IPO on Euronext Paris
  • Italian generic pharmaceutical company DOC Generici in connection with its offering of senior secured floating rate notes
  • The underwriters in connection with the offering of senior notes by Millicom International Cellular
  • The underwriters in connection with the IPO of Navya, a French manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, on Euronext Paris
  • French auto parts distributor Autodis, as issuer, and Bain, as sponsor, in connection with the attempted IPO of Autodis on Euronext Paris
  • French financial services provider MCS in connection with a series of high yield offerings
  • Burger King France in connection with a series of high yield offerings 


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