Today’s finance market is experiencing fundamental change, from the emergence of alternative capital providers to the development of new financing models. Add in sudden shifts in market sentiment and risk appetite, along with dramatic swings in lending activity, and the challenge becomes clear: how to navigate a new path to growth in these uncertain times.
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Represented Blackstone Credit, Ares Corporation and PSP Investments Credit II USA LLC on the debt financing in connection with Thoma Bravo’s definitive agreement to acquire Stamps.com for $6.6 billion.
Represented J.P. Morgan and Barclays Bank PLC on the acquisition financing for MKS Instruments, Inc. in its $5.1 billion cash and stock acquisition of Atotech Limited.
Represented Barclays Bank PLC as administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $1.270 billion senior secured credit facility comprising of a $270 million term loan facility and $1 billion revolving credit facility for Encompass Health Corporation.
Represented Bank of America, N.A. with respect to a $1,050,000,000 term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.
Represented Jefferies Finance LLC, KKR Capital Markets LLC, Barclays Capital Market Asia Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Sydney Branch and MUFG Bank LTD., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and Jefferies Finance LLC as administrative agent with respect to the financing of KKR’s $2.2 billion acquisition of Campbell Soup’s international operations, including Arnott’s biscuits.
Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as joint lead arrangers and joint book runners with respect to financing provided to Pandora Media, Inc.
Represented EchoStar Corporation in the cross-border refinancing in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190.0 million and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc.
Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Nomura, and RBC as arrangers on a $3 billion financing package for Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar.
Represented Barclays Bank PLC and BMO Capital Markets, as joint physical bookrunners, and Deutsche Bank and Jefferies as joint bookrunners, with respect to an offering of $560,000,000 principal of 9.750% senior secured notes to fund the proposed acquisition of the home healthcare division of Maxim Healthcare Services by Aveanna Healthcare.
Represented Wells Fargo as Administrative Agent on a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility for Bumble Bee Foods. The loan will be used to fund Bumble Bee’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Represented Barclays Bank PLC as administrative agent, collateral agent, issuer, and sole lead arranger and sole book runner with respect to a $125 million committed exit asset-based revolving credit facility, and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and sole lead arranger and sole book runner, with respect to a $400 million exit term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the emergence from Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, by Mattress Firm, Inc.
Represented Goldman Sachs and Citigroup as lead arrangers in respect of the financing for the recommended public-to-private acquisition by Advent International of Laird PLC for approximately £1 billion. AI Ladder Limited and UK electronics and technology business Laird reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Laird by Bidco.
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Helping Clients Evolve, Adapt, and Succeed
Our lawyers find innovative ways to create value for our clients, helping lenders enter new markets, rethink their businesses, and increase their deal share. We have introduced new structures and financing options, with a focus on creative solutions for cross-border fundraising. In addition, our experience serving both traditional lenders and alternative capital providers gives us a unique perspective on emerging trends across a range of industries, including energy, technology, fintech, telecommunications, media, healthcare, life sciences, and professional services.
Over the past several years, we have significantly expanded our team to better serve our clients’ evolving needs. We have added the heavy hitters in the market, including lawyers recognized for their expertise in bank finance, private finance, debt capital markets, and restructuring.
A Leading Global Finance Practice
Our practice includes 100+ finance lawyers advising clients in key markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.
We handle every type of finance deal and a high volume of deals.
We have deep experience across the entire capital structure, as well as expertise in niche areas (such as unitranche financing) we can call upon to help make the most complex deals happen.
Recognition for Our Global Finance Practice
Three of our partners were featured in TheNational Law Journal’s inaugural Trailblazers series, recognizing the nation’s leading lawyers in Finance, Banking and Capital Markets.
Two of our partners were named toIFLR1000’s 2020 “Women Leaders” guide, recognizing the world’s top female lawyers working in financial and corporate law.
One of our partners was named Finance Lawyer of the Year at the Legal 500 UK