We regularly advise financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in connection with a wide variety of financing matters, from acquisition and recapitalization transactions, syndicated lending, and bridge financings to high-yield debt offerings, traditional private placements, and hybrid proprietary products.
We work closely with lawyers from our global M&A and Private Equity practices to advise clients on all facets of acquisition and other event-driven financing transactions. Our team also collaborates with our bankruptcy and restructuring practice on debt restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings, as well as to analyze insolvency and collateral risks on new money transactions.
Advent International in €305 million ($339 million) senior and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Ammeraal Beltech Holding BV (The Netherlands), a designer and manufacturer of process and conveyor belts.
Advent International in first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of a majority stake in ATI Physical Therapy Holdings, LLC, a provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical therapy and work conditioning.
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. in its $475 million and £250 million ($304 million) 144A offerings of senior subordinated notes, in $675 million incremental term loan and $325 million bridge facility commitments, and in its $639 million common stock offering to finance in part its $950 million acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB (Sweden), an owner and operator of cinema theaters in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
American Securities in $1.4 billion senior secured facilities and in a $500 million offering of senior 144A notes to finance in part its $2.5 billion take-private acquisition of Air Methods Corporation, an air medical transport provider, designer and manufacturer of medical aircraft interiors and a provider of air-tourism services.
Antares Capital, as administrative agent, in $885 million first and second lien facilities to refinance existing indebtedness and to finance the acquisition by NPC International Inc. and affiliates, franchisees of Pizza Hut and Wendy’s restaurants in the United States, of additional Wendy's franchises.
Antares Capital, as administrative agent and sole lead arranger and bookrunner, in $210 million first lien, senior secured facilities to finance CCMP Capital Advisors' acquisition of Badger Sportswear, Inc., a supplier of team uniforms and performance athletic wear for men, women and youth.
Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo and Citi, as underwriters, in the $800 million senior notes offering and Citi, Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank, as joint lead arrangers, in $1.2 billion senior secured credit facilities for CBS Outdoor Americas (now known as OUTFRONT Media), a provider of out-of-home advertising, to finance the spin-off of the CBS Outdoor business from CBS Corporation.
Centerbridge Partners in secured term and asset-based revolving facilities and a $390 million senior notes offering to finance its acquisition of KIK Custom Products, Inc., a provider of pool and spa treatment products and a manufacturer of household and personal care products.
Chassix, Inc. (a portfolio company of Platinum Equity), a manufacturer and supplier of precision chassis casting and machining solutions to the automotive industry, in its $250 million superpriority secured debtor-in-possession credit facilities in connection with its voluntary entrance into chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Barclays, as administrative agent, in €670 million term and $100 million revolving senior secured facilities for Coherent, Inc. (via Coherent Holding GmbH (Germany)), a developer and marketer of photonics-based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets, to finance its acquisition of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a developer of laser-based products for cutting, welding, and marking industrial materials.
EQT Infrastructure in a 144A offering of $325 million of senior secured notes by Deck Chassis Acquisition Inc., and in a $350 million first lien ABL revolving facility and in $325 million second lien secured notes to finance in part EQT's acquisition of Direct ChassisLink, Inc., a major provider of marine chassis to the United States intermodal industry.
Focus Financial Partners, LLC (at the time, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, Summit Partners and Polaris Partners), a partnership of independent wealth management firms and advisors, in $1.2 billion senior secured facilities to finance its approximately $2 billion pending acquisition by an investor group led by Stone Point Capital and KKR.
Barclays and the other joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in $500 million senior secured facilities to finance JAB Beech's acquisition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., an owner, operator, and franchisor of retail stores that sell doughnuts and complementary products.
- J.P. Morgan, Citi, Barclays, RBC and UBS, as underwriters, in the $325 million senior notes offering by Lear Corporation, a global provider of automotive seating and electrical power management systems.
- Citi, Barclays, J.P. Morgan, RBC and UBS, as underwriters, in the $500 million senior notes by Lear Corporation.
OMERS Private Equity in, together with Harvest Partners, $1.3 billion senior secured facilities to finance the take-private acquisition of Epiq Systems, Inc., a global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, and its combination with DTI (Document Technologies Inc.), a leading independent provider in the United States of litigation, discovery and managed support services for the legal and corporate markets, and to refinance existing indebtedness.
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in first and second lien multicurrency facilities to finance in part its C$1.03 billion ($773 million) acquisition of the Canadian wine business of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc., a producer and marketer of wines and related products in Canada and the United States.
PQ Corporation (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors), a global provider of specialty inorganic performance chemicals, high-end catalysts and engineered glass beads, in $200 million asset-based revolver and $1.2 billion senior secured multicurrency term facility to finance the reorganization and combination of PQ and Eco Group Services Holdings LLC (also a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors), a North American provider of sulfuric acid recycling services.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Nordea Bank and another major financial institution, as mandated lead arrangers, in €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) multicurrency credit facilities and €700 million ($794 million) senior secured notes for, and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, as lead investor alongside funds managed by EQT Credit and MezzVest, in a €700 million ($794 million) private placement notes offering by, Securitas Direct Verisure Group (Sweden), a European provider of professionally monitored home alarm systems, to finance its acquisition by Hellman & Friedman from Bain Capital.
- Sotheby's, an auctioneer of fine art, jewelry and collectibles, in its $1.1 billion senior secured revolving facility to refinance existing indebtedness.
- Sotheby's in its $400 million senior 144A notes offering to redeem certain outstanding senior notes and repay certain outstanding indebtedness.
Univision Communications (a portfolio company of TPG, Providence Equity Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners), a major Spanish-language broadcaster operating in the U.S. market, in over $7.2 billion of high yield notes offerings, and in its $3.9 billion credit facilities refinancing.
WPX Energy, Inc., a domestic energy producer with operations in the western United States, in its $1 billion offering of senior notes, in its $303 million offering of common stock and $350 million offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock, and in an amendment and restatement of its asset-based revolving facility, and to finance in part its acquisition of RKI Exploration & Production, LLC, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.