Daniel S. Dokos

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Daniel S. Dokos

Daniel Dokos is head of Weil’s Global Finance practice and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. He has extensive experience in all areas of bank financing with particular focus on acquisition finance and cross-border lending.

Mr. Dokos has experience representing both financial institutions and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, syndicated lending, investment grade lending, cash flow lending and asset-based lending, as well as loan restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings.

Recent Representations

  • the administrative agent in €670 million term and $100 million revolving senior secured facilities for Coherent, Inc., to finance its $942 million acquisition of ROFIN-SINAR Technologies, Inc.
  • the lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in $500 million senior secured facilities to finance JAB Beech's acquisition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
  • JAB Holding Company, as leader of an investment group, and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. in $6.4 billion multicurrency senior secured facilities to finance the investment group's $13.9 billion take private of Keurig Green Mountain
  • the lead arranger and administrative agent in $155 million senior secured credit facilities to finance The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of LDiscovery, LLC
  • EMI Music Publishing (a portfolio company owned jointly by, among others, Mubadala Development Company PJSC and Sony Corporation of America) in a $1.2 billion refinancing of its existing senior secured indebtedness
  • General Electric Capital Corporation in $440 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance the acquisition of Research Now Group, Inc. by Court Square Capital Partners
  • the lead arrangers in £1.25 billion (approximately $1.96 billion) credit facilities used to refinance the existing debt of RAC Limited and to finance the acquisition by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) of a stake in RAC Limited from The Carlyle Group and certain members of management
  • General Motors Company and certain of its subsidiaries based in the United States, Brazil and Sweden in $5 billion three-year and $7.5 billion five-year senior multicurrency revolving credit facilities
  • the lead arrangers in up to €7.6 billion secured multicurrency credit facilities to finance the contribution of the coffee business of D.E Master Blender 1753 N.V. and that of Mondelez International, Inc. into a joint venture
  • Signet Jewelers in its $400 million investment grade revolving credit facility and in $800 million credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Zale Corporation
  • the lead arrangers in $1.3 billion credit facilities for Goldman Sachs and Koch Industries to finance the acquisition of Flint Group (Luxembourg)
  • the lead arrangers in $1 billion multicurrency, senior secured credit facilities to finance the merger of Chesapeake Services Limited (U.K.) and Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
  • the lead arrangers in $1.2 billion senior secured credit facilities for CBS Outdoor Americas (now known as OUTFRONT Media)
  • the lead arrangers in $405 million term and CHF 30 million ($33 million) revolving credit facilities for Capvis Equity Partners and Partners Group to finance the acquisition of a majority stake in VAT Holding AG (Switzerland)
  • Doncasters Group Limited (U.K.) in its $1.3 billion credit facilities
  • the lead arrangers in a $1.5 billion term and revolving credit facility for Sequa Corporation
  • Mubadala Development Company (UAE), as a member of the consortium including Sony Corporation, in connection with the $1.25 billion senior secured financing for the consortium’s $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing (U.K.)
  • Maxim Integrated Products in its $250 million investment grade financing
  • the lead arrangers in $155 million and €87 million cross-border refinancing credit facilities for Xerium Technologies
  • the lead arrangers in $1.25 billion cross-border refinancing credit facilities for Diversey, Inc.
  • the lead arrangers in the $22.5 billion bridge loan financing for Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth
  • the lead arrangers in Ford Motor Company's historic $18.5 billion secured financing transaction
  • the lead arrangers in the $4.4 billion financing for the spin-off of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from Cadbury Schweppes (U.K.)
  • the lead arrangers in leveraged financing for Allison Transmission
  • the lead arranger in the leveraged financing for Georgia-Pacific

Mr. Dokos was recognized as a 2013 Banking MVP by Law360. He is regularly ranked as a “leading” lawyer in Banking & Finance by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and was most recently recognized as an “expert” in Banking & Finance by Who’s Who Legal. In 2007 he was named “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer for his representation of the lead arrangers in Ford Motor Company’s $18.5 billion financing.

Mr. Dokos joined the Firm in 1998 as a partner. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982, where he graduated Order of the Coif and served as notes editor on the Virginia Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in History from Dartmouth College in 1979.

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