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Christopher G. Boies

Partner, Corporate Department

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6373
Fax: 1(212) 752-2573

Overview

Christopher Boies is partner in the Financial Restructuring group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He specializes in representing private credit funds, special situations and opportunistic funds, BDCs, investment and commercial banks, hedge funds and other investment advisors in connection with the entire life-cycle of financing transactions, from structuring and loan origination to in-court and out-of-court restructuring transactions. Christopher is regularly called upon by clients and colleagues in connection with navigating intercreditor and AAL (agreement among lenders) dynamics in complex multi-tranche credit structures, and has presented to both market participants and government agencies concerning unitranche credit facilities and related topics.

Christopher’s representations include Blackstone Credit, Blackstone Real Estate, Blue Owl, Blue Torch Capital, BDT&MSD Partners, Crescent Capital, KKR Credit, Sound Point Capital, Willow Tree Credit Partners, and others.

Christopher earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where he served as Senior Editor of the school’s Law Review, and received his A.B. degree in History from Dartmouth College.

Education

  • New York Law School, J.D., (magna cum laude)
  • Dartmouth College, A.B.

Representations

  • Represented Blackstone Credit in connection with a $975 million unitranche facility (as well as multiple subsequent tack-on financings) to Donuts Inc. to finance the acquisition of Afilias, Inc., one of the global leaders in next generation top-level domains (TLD) and digital identity.
  • Represented a Steering Committee of first-lien term lenders in connection with approximately $1.3 billion out-of-court balance sheet restructuring of leading production, entertainment and event technology company.
  • Representing a syndicate of lenders led by Blue Owl to finance the acquisition of CHA Consulting, Inc. by affiliates of HIG Capital.
  • Representing a syndicate of lenders led by Crescent Capital in connection with the acquisition by affiliates of Harvest Partners of Hand & Stone, is a leading franchisor and operator of spas offering affordable, convenient, and professional massage, skincare and health and wellness services.
  • Representing KKR Credit Advisors as prepetition term B lender and DIP Lender in connection with the Sequential Brands Group, Inc., Chapter 11 cases, as well as financing provider to a joint venture established to acquire certain of the debtors’ brands through a 363 sale as part of the Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented the term lender in an out-of-court restructuring of approximately $130 million of indebtedness owed by leading provider of solutions for commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.
  • Representing a syndicate of lenders led by Crescent Capital in connection with the acquisition of Sparq Holdings, a leading provider of outsourced digital engineering to build, deploy and support digital applications, products and experiences, by affiliates of Harvest Ascend.
  • Representing a leading U.S. middle-market direct lender in connection with a $40 million super-priority term loan in connection with the comprehensive out-of-court restructuring of a global business process automation (BPA) provider.
  • Represented leading real estate debt funds in connection with multiple financing transactions involving affiliates of Progress Residential.
  • Representing Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in connection with a $110 million term loan facility to a leading provider of “glamping” experiences at America’s most popular national parks.
  • Represented Blackstone Credit in connection with a series of acquisition financings of various eDiscovery and other electronic legal services providers.
  • Represented KKR Credit Advisors as prepetition lender and joint-venture purchaser through partial credit bid of substantially all the assets of Borden Dairy through 363 sale in connection with the company’s Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Blackstone Credit in connection with the acquisition financing of one of the nation's fastest growing and most innovative waste collection and recycling firms (including multiple rounds of tack-on financing in support of a broader roll-up strategy).
  • Representing the ad hoc first-lien term loan committee in the Chapter 11 cases of Payless Holdings LLC and its affiliated debtors.
  • Representing GSO Capital Partners in connection with the senior secured exit financing credit facility in the Chapter 11 cases of Optima Specialty Steel, Inc., et al.
  • Representing a steering committee of term loan lenders under the senior secured term loan facility in favor of Vince, LLC.
  • Represented UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as agent under a second lien loan facility, in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of Brock Holdings.
  • Represented GSO Capital Partners as a lender in the Chapter 11 cases of Roadhouse Holding Inc. (a/k/a Logan's Roadhouse) and its affiliated debtors.
  • Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities), and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in the prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries. Fairway’s Chapter 11 has been recognized as the 2017 Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) by The M&A Advisor and the 2017 Turnaround Atlas Award for Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year (Under $1 Billion) by Global M&A Network.
  • Represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as agent for the first lien lenders under a secured credit facility, in connection with the prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of Hercules Offshore, Inc. (and its domestic subsidiaries and affiliates), a Houston-based offshore oil rig operator.
  • Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility, and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in an out-of-court restructuring of Smile Brands Group Inc., one of the largest dental services organizations (DSOs) in the U.S.
  • Represented a steering committee of senior secured term lenders under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities) in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization of Boomerang Tube, LLC and its affiliates.
  • Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of Brookstone Company, Inc., the proceeds of which financed, in part, Brookstone’s acquisition out of bankruptcy by affiliates of Chinese investment fund The Sanpower Group.
  • Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent on behalf of a group of prepetition first lien lenders, under a first lien credit facility (and subsequent DIP facility), in the Chapter 11 reorganization of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc., the world's largest owner and operator of bowling centers and a leader in the bowling industry.
  • Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of RadioShack Corporation.

Matters may have been handled prior to joining Paul Hastings.

Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring


Languages

English


Admissions

New York Bar


Education

New York Law School, J.D. 2007

Dartmouth College, A.B. 2001


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