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Barclays Provides Financing for Mattress Firm

New York and Orange County - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent, collateral agent and issuer, and a joint book runner and a joint lead arranger, with respect to a $150,000,000 debtor-in-possession asset-based revolving credit facility, and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative and collateral agent, and sole book runner and sole lead arranger, with respect to a $100,000,000 debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the voluntary petition for relief filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, by Mattress Firm, Inc., America’s largest specialty mattress retailer, and certain of its affiliates.   

Finance partners Katherine Bell, John Cobb and Marisa Sotomayor led the Paul Hastings team, which also included partners Andrew Tenzer and Leslie Plaskon; of counsels Sung Ho Choi, Seth Chandler and Mike Comerford; associates Molly Vaughan, Andres Loera and Soufi Mirfakhraei; and Maciej Zielnik and Daniel Ovadia.  

The Paul Hastings Leveraged Finance team has advised on the financings for several high-profile deals, including the £1 billion acquisition of Laird PLC by Advent International; the $3.55 billion financing in connection with Meredith Corporation’s acquisition of Time Inc.; two credit facilities of nearly $4 billion combined for PBF Energy; the $650 million financing and concurrent tender offer for Calfrac Holdings LP; the $907 million financing for Compass Power Generation, L.L.C., a portfolio company of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC; the $1.25 billion financing for Dynegy Inc.; and the $9.45 billion acquisition of Energy Future Holdings by Sempra Energy.

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