RBC, Credit Suisse, Barclays and Citigroup Serve as Lead Arrangers in Financing Meredith Corporation’s Acquisition of Time Inc.

November 28, 2017

New York – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Barclays Bank PLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as lead arrangers for the $3.55 billion financing – which includes a $350 million undrawn revolving credit facility – to be provided in connection with Meredith Corporation’s acquisition of Time Inc., a multinational mass media corporation.

The Paul Hastings team was led by partners Michael Baker and John Cobb, along with of counsel Seth Chandler, associates Jason Ewart, Jordan Hook, Soufi Mirfakhraei and Alexander Shiffman and attorney Robert Matz.


Meredith has secured a total of $3.55 billion in fully committed debt financing for the acquisition of Time Inc.

The Paul Hastings Leveraged Finance team consists of more than 100 lawyers focusing on key markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. Our lawyers advise many of the largest and most sophisticated financial institutions around the world. The Leveraged Finance team recently advised on the financings for several high-profile deals, including the $5.1 billion financing for Bass Pro Shops’ acquisition of Cabela’s Incorporated; the $575 million financing of GTCR’s strategic investment in Vivid Seats; the $2 billion refinancing for Gardner Denver, Inc.; the $2.4 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc. by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates; and the $9.45 billion acquisition of Energy Future Holdings by Sempra Energy.

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