Richard A. Ginsburg

Biography

Richard Ginsburg
Richard Ginsburg is a Banking & Finance partner and one of a very few U.S.-trained, dual-qualified (admitted to practice in both the United States and the United Kingdom) finance lawyers. He specializes in private equity acquisition and leveraged finance.
Mr. Ginsburg recently relocated to Dallas from the New York office, where he had resided since 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Ginsburg spent eight years in Weil’s London office, where headed the firm’s London private equity finance group.

He has advised on a broad range of international corporate and banking transactions for private equity firms and corporate and banking clients in relation to acquisition financings, principal finance, securitizations, joint ventures and restructurings, including transactions in the manufacturing, technology and food sectors.

Mr. Ginsburg has been recognized in Chambers Global as a U.K. Expert Based Abroad, and also in the United States as a Foreign Expert, and has also been recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers UK for high-end acquisition finance and in Legal 500 for acquisition finance. He is also listed by Legal Business as a legal expert in banking and finance.

Mr. Ginsburg’s clients also benefit from his distinguished first career in business, as he spent over 15 years in private business prior to his career in law. He also currently serves as adjunct professor of business and commercial law at Texas Tech University School of Law and at the University of Houston Law Center.

Mr. Ginsburg has been involved in a number of large, high-profile international transactions, both private and public-to-private, with representative transactions including:

  • Advent International in the $190 million senior secured financing for its acquisition of Bojangles Restaurants, Inc., the operator of the quick service chicken restaurants.
  • Advent International in the £529.5 million senior and PIK financing for its acquisition of Lloyds TSB Registrars, the share registry operations of Lloyds TSB Bank plc.
  • Advent International in the €510 million senior and second lien secured credit facilities for its acquisition of the oxo chemicals and derivatives business from Celanese Europe.
  • American General Finance Corporation in the $3 billion senior secured financing of the loan receivables programs of American General’s U.S. loan business.
  • American Securities LLC in the $610 million senior secured financing for its portfolio company, American Chemical Holdings Corporation and its subsidiaries.
  • American Securities LLC in the $580 million financing for its acquisition of HHI Holdings, a U.S.-based auto components supplier.
  • American Securities LLC in the $347 million senior secured financing in connection with the acquisitions of INX Inc. and BlueWater Communications Group LLC by Presidio IS Corp., a portfolio company of American Securities.
  • American Securities in $620 million financing for its acquisition of Metaldyne, a global manufacturer of highly engineered metal-based components for light vehicle engine, transmission and driveline applications.
  • BlackBrush TexStar LP (a portfolio company of Tailwater Capital (formerly HM Capital Partners)), an energy sector investment company, and EIG Management Company LLC in $675 million senior secured term and revolving credit facilities provided by UBS and Credit Suisse.
  • EQT Partners, Inc. in $265 million credit facilities to finance the acquisition out of bankruptcy of Synatech Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Synagro Drilling Solutions LLC, a provider of closed-loop solids control and waste water management services to the oil and gas industry, and Environmental Protection & Improvement Company, LLC, a provider of inter-modal rail transportation of non-hazardous waste.
  • General Motors Corporation in the $13.7 billion financing from the United States Treasury, along with other financings for GM including the $33.3 billion debtor-in-financing and exit financings in connection with GM's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
  • ICON Health & Fitness, the largest manufacturer and marketer of fitness equipment in the world, in its $275 million senior secured revolving credit and term loan facility and its $205 million senior secured notes due 2016.
  • Montagu Private Equity in the €776.4 million and $71 million senior, second lien and mezzanine secured financing for its acquisition of the BSN Medical Management business from Smith & Nephew plc and Beiersdorf AG.
  • Premier Foods plc in the £2.1 billion senior credit facilities to finance the public-to-private acquisition of RHM plc.
  • Providence Equity Partners in the $295 million senior term loan and revolving credit financing for its acquisition of Virtual Radiologic Corporation (“vRad”), a major provider of teleradiology services, and the subsequent acquisition by vRad of the Nighthawk radiology business.
  • TI Automotive Limited, a world-wide manufacturer of automotive fluid storage and delivery systems, in the $125 million revolving credit and $1,250 million term loan facilities.
  • Willis Securities, a provider of investment banking services, in a $300 million investment grade credit facility to meet or exceed capital requirements related to securities underwriting.
  • Yildiz Holding A.S. in the $950 million senior secured financing for its acquisition of the Godiva Chocolates business from the Campbell Soup Company.

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition