Andrew J. Colao

Biography

Andrew J. Colao
Andrew Colao is a partner in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice. He regularly represents clients in cash flow, mezzanine and asset-based financings and restructurings. He primarily represents clients in connection with syndicated acquisition financings.

Recent Representations

  • American Securities in first and second lien senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of NAPA Management Services Corporation.
  • Americo Life, Inc. in a $125 million investment grade credit facility.
  • Barclays in $495 million first and second lien credit facilities for Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. to finance an acquisition.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in $358 million first and second lien secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Shoes For Crews LLC.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in $620 million senior secured multicurrency credit facilities to finance its acquisition of The Hillman Group, Inc.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Jamieson Laboratories, Ltd.
  • Dave & Buster’s, Inc. in $500 million credit facilities.
  • Fairway Group Holdings Corporation in its $86 million senior secured debtor-in-possession facility to provide liquidity during its bankruptcy proceedings, and in $170 million senior secured exit facilities to primarily refinance its prepetition and DIP credit agreements.
  • Flexera Software LLC (a portfolio company of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan) in a secured, incremental facility to finance its acquisition of Secunia ApS.
  • Focus Financial Partners in the $555 million refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities.
  • Halcón Resources Corporation in its $600 million asset-based senior secured debtor-in-possession facility to provide liquidity during its bankruptcy proceedings and to pay off its pre-petition RBL facility.
  • Macquarie in $288 million secured, first and second lien credit facilities for ALM Media, LLC to finance its acquisition by Wasserstein & Co., LP.
  • Macquarie Trading LLC and MIHI LLC in $345 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance the acquisition of Digital River, Inc. by Siris Capital Group.
  • Nortek, Inc. in its $350 million senior secured credit facility to finance its acquisition of Thomas & Betts Corporation.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. in the financing for its $3 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises International Inc.
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors) in $300 million senior secured facilities.
  • OMERS Private Equity in the financing for its acquisition of Document Technologies Inc.
  • OMERS Private Equity in $1.05 billion secured multicurrency credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. and Kenan Canada GP
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of APCO Holdings, Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in $165 million senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of PhyMed Management LLC, and PhyMed in first and second lien senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Anesthesia Associates of York, Pa., Inc. and Anesthesia Associates of Laurel LLC.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in the financing for its acquisition of PetVet Care Centers, LLC.
  • Snow Phipps Group in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Electric Guard Dog, LLC.
  • Snow Phipps Group in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Kele, Inc.
  • Snow Phipps Group in senior secured and mezzanine facilities to finance its acquisition of Cascade LP Holdings, LLC and Cascade Drilling, L.P., and Cascade Drilling in incremental senior secured and mezzanine facilities to finance its acquisition of TerraTherm, Inc.
  • Snow Phipps Group in first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Familia Foods, Inc., Teasdale Foods, Inc. and their subsidiaries, and Teasdale Foods in first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisitions of the Mexican food business of Bruce Foods Corporation and Mesa Foods, Inc.
  • The Jordan Company in senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Gulfstream Services, Inc.
  • The Jordan Company in first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of DiversiTech Corporation and to refinance existing   indebtedness.
  • Vivendi in a three-year $2 billion letter of credit facility.

Mr. Colao has also advised in numerous restructurings including Hawaiian Telecom, Aveos, Southern Air and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Colao is named a 2014 Super Lawyer in Banking and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance by Chambers USA and a leading lawyer in Bank Lending in the United States by IFLR1000.

At Weil, Mr. Colao has served on the Firm Governance Committee, Investment Committee and Professional Relations Committee.

Before joining Weil, Mr. Colao practiced law with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and clerked for Judge Lawrence M. McKenna in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before entering law school, he was a CPA with Price Waterhouse & Co.

Mr. Colao is active in a number of bar association, pro bono and community activities.

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