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Paul Hastings Represents Jefferies Finance LLC in Financing Apaxs Acquisition of Cole Haan LLC from Nike, Inc.

February 06, 2013


New York, NY- Paul Hastings, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm, represented Jefferies Finance LLC in connection with providing debt financing for Apax Partners, L.L.P.s acquisition of Cole Haan LLC, a leading designer and retailer of premium footwear and related accessories, from NIKE, Inc. for $570 million in cash.

The financing involves a $290 million term loan facility and a $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility.

Leveraged Finance partners Michael Michetti, Michael Chernick and Mario Ippolito led the Paul Hastings team, which also included associates Marc Bacigalupo, Shafiq Perry, Julie Park and Valerie Silverman.

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