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Barclays Provides $750 Million Acquisition Financing for MKS Instruments

October 30, 2018

New York - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented Barclays Bank PLC, among others, as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners with respect to a $650,000,000 term loan credit facility and $100,000,000 asset-based revolving credit facility to be provided in connection with the proposed acquisition of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. by MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions.

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 and  led the Paul Hastings team, which also included of counsel  and associates  and .

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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