Paul Hastings Advises Banks in Financing the $1.24 billion Acquisition of DSS Group, Inc. by Cott Corporation.

December 16, 2014

New York, NY -- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented the banks in connection with certain aspects of the financing of the $1.24 billion acquisition of DSS Group, Inc., the parent company of DS Services of America Inc., by Cott Corporation, one of the world’s largest producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. Paul Hastings represented Barclays, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank in connection with their commitments to provide debt financing in connection with the transaction. Paul Hastings also represented Barclays, as solicitation agent, in connection with the solicitation of consents by DS Services of America, Inc. from holders of DSS Group, Inc.’s 10.00% Second Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2021 related to certain amendments to the indenture governing such notes. 

Leverage finance partner John Cobb led the Paul Hastings team, which also included partner Sanjay Thapar and associates Melissa Muscat, Joseph Fastiggi, Tahira Prince and Melissa Fishkin.

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