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Shekhar Kumar

Partner, Corporate Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10166
United States

Fax: 1(212) 303-7076

Overview

Shekhar Kumar is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. His practice includes the representation of banks, private equity sponsors, and other financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, syndicated senior loans, asset based financings, cash flow financings, reserve based loans, second lien loans, recapitalizations and distressed financings. In addition, Mr. Kumar regularly represents financial institutions in connection with both in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including debtor-in-possession and exit financings.

Mr. Kumar received his Law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the Columbia Business Law Review. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2006. Mr. Kumar is a member of the State Bar of New York and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 2009

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., 2006

Recent Representations

  • Represented Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, RBC Capital Markets, and UBS Securities LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Bank of America, N.A. and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agents, in connection with $5,145,000,000 in term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities for Bass Pro Group, LLC's acquisition of Cabela's Incorporated. Bass Pro and Cabela's are leading retailers of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor recreation merchandise.

  • Represented Barclays Bank PLC, RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets, and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Barclays Bank PLC and Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agents, in connection with $900,000,000 in first lien and second lien credit facilities financing Bain Capital Private Equity's and J.H. Whitney Capital Partners' acquisition of Epic Health Services and PSA Healthcare. Post-acquisition, the companies were merged to form Aveanna Healthcare, a leading pediatric home healthcare company.

  • Represented RBC Capital Markets, Antares Capital LP, Barclays Bank PLC, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agent, in connection with $755,000,000 in senior secured credit facilities in favor of Confie Seguros. Confie Seguros is a leading provider of nationwide personal and commercial insurance.

  • Represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., and RBC Capital Markets, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent, in connection with approximately $605,000,000 in senior secured credit facilities in favor of Mirion Technologies, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners.

  • Represented SG Americas Securities, LLC, as lead arranger and bookrunner, and Société Générale, as administrative agent, in connection with $339,000,000 in first lien and second lien credit facilities in favor of Playpower, Inc., a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. Playpower is a leading playground equipment and recreational equipment manufacturer.

  • Represented SG Americas Securities, LLC, Capital One, N.A., and Adams Street Credit Advisors LP, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Société Générale, as administrative agent, in connection it's senior secured credit facilities, financing Permira's acquisition of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. LSNE Contract Manufacturing is a pharmaceuticals company that provides lyophilization and other services for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products.

  • Represented RBC Capital Markets and SG Americas Securities, LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agent, in connection with $515,000,000 in first lien and second lien credit facilities in favor of Imagine! Print Solutions, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Management LLC. Imagine! Print Solutions is a leading provider of visual marketing products.

  • Represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as lead arranger and bookrunner, and Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent, in connection with $562,500,000 in first lien and second lien credit facilities financing XIO Group's acquisition of J.D. Power and Associates, a leading global provider of marketing data and analytics.

  • Represented RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities (USA) LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agent, in connection with $495,000,000 in first lien and second lien credit facilities financing LDiscovery LLC's acquisition of Kroll Ontrack. LDiscovery, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Revolution Growth, is a leading eDiscovery services provider.

  • Represented RBC Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in connection with $185,000,000 in senior secured credit facilities in favor of KeyW Corporation. KeyW is a highly-specialized provider of advanced engineering and technology solutions.

  • Represented Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and RBC Capital Markets, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agents, in connection with $535,000,000 in first lien and second lien credit facilities in favor of Vivid Seats, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners. Vivid Seats is a leading independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert, and theater events.

  • Represented Barclays Bank PLC, RBC Capital Markets, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., and Jefferies Finance LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Barclay Bank PLC, as administrative agent, in connection with $575,000,000 in senior secured credit facilities financing GTCR's strategic investment in Vivid Seats LLC. Vivid Seats is a leading independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert, and theater events.

  • Represented RBC Capital Markets and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, in connection with $3,750,000,000 in senior secured credit facilities financing the acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc. by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery products and services.

  • Represented UBS Securities LLC and PNC Capital Markets LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, in connection with $175,000,000 of senior secured credit facilities in favor of Associated Materials LLC, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC. Associated Materials, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products in North America.

  • Represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets, and UBS Securities LLC, as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent, in connection with $1,775,000,000 of senior secured credit facilities in favor of Dynegy Inc., a producer and distributer of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services in the United States.

  • Represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Macquarie Capital (USA) LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead arrangers and bookrunners, and BNP Paribas as administrative agent, in connection with $490,000,000 in senior secured credit facilities financing, in part, PrimeLine Utility Services LLC's acquisition of Chainco Power Holdings, Inc. PrimeLine Utility Services, a portfolio company of FRC Founders Corporation, is a leading provider of end-to-end infrastructure solutions to electric, gas and telecommunications customers.

Practice Areas

Restructuring
Corporate
Alternative Lender and Private Credit
Oil and Gas
Leveraged Finance
LIBOR Transition

Languages

영국사람
Hindi

Admissions

New York Bar

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 2009
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. 2006

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