Allison R. Liff

Biography

Allison R. Liff
Allison Liff is a partner in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in New York. Allison’s practice concentrates on representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as corporate clients, globally in a wide variety of debt financing transactions, including acquisition financings, asset based lending, recapitalizations, liability management transactions and restructurings.

Allison rejoined Weil in February 2013 from Goldman Sachs, where she was a Managing Director and head of the Leveraged Finance Legal team, responsible for leveraged finance, middle market financing, restructuring and the bank debt portfolio group. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Allison was an associate in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice group.

Allison is recognized as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance in New York by Chambers USA, where clients note “she is smart, market-oriented and a great negotiator.” She is also ranked “Highly Regarded” for Banking in the U.S. by IFLR1000. Allison was recognized as a 2019 Banking “MVP” by Law360 and selected as one of The M&A Advisor’s 2014 “40 Under 40” honorees, an award that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 for their accomplishments and expertise in the financing, M&A and turnaround fields.

Experience

  • Advent International in $1.95 billion first lien multicurrency facilities to finance its $2.7 billion acquisition, in partnership with James "Jim" Peck, former Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion, of Nielsen Global Connect.
  • Advent International in $225 million senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of First Watch Restaurants, Inc.
  • Advent International in $600 million first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Culligan International Company.
  • Advent International in senior secured facilities primarily to finance its acquisition of QW Holding Corp. (Quala) from Roark Capital Group.
  • Advent International in first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of a majority stake in ATI Physical Therapy Holdings, LLC.
  • Advent International in €1.5 billion senior term and revolving multicurrency facilities to finance the take-private acquisition of Nuplex Industries Limited by Allnex Belgium SA/NV (a portfolio company of Advent International).
  • Advent International in first and second lien multicurrency credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Distribution International, Inc.
  • Advent International in the financing for its acquisition of NCS Energy Services.
  • Advent International in $1 billion first and second lien facilities to finance its approximately $1.65 billion take-private acquisition of Laird PLC (n/k/a Laird Limited).
  • Culligan International Company (a portfolio company of Advent International) in $430 million first and second lien term facilities to finance its acquisition of ZIP Industries (Aust.) Pty Limited and an incremental senior secured facility to finance its acquisition of TWH Filtration Industries, Inc., including its principal subsidiary Paragon Water Systems Inc.
  • Culligan International Company (a portfolio company of Advent International) in $350 million first lien term facilities to finance in part, and among other purposes, its $1.1 billion take-private acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings Limited.
  • Culligan International Company (a portfolio company of Advent International) in an incremental second lien term facility to finance, in part, its acquisition of Harvey Water Softeners Limited and to repay existing indebtedness.
  • Culligan International Company (a portfolio company of Advent International) in $230 million incremental first lien term facilities to, in part, finance its acquisition of Aqua Vital Holding GmbH and an incremental revolving facility increase.
  • GI Partners in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Vast Broadband.
  • NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. (a portfolio company of Advent International) in an amendment and restatement of its $50 million senior secured multicurrency revolving credit facilities in connection with its initial public offering.
  • Serta Simmons Bedding LLC (a portfolio company of Advent International) in a $1.05 billion super-priority senior secured upsized term facility, as part of a recapitalization that eliminated debt and provided liquidity.
  • Serta Simmons Bedding and its subsidiaries (portfolio companies of Advent International) in $2.4 billion first and second lien term facilities and an amendment and restatement of their existing $225 million asset-based revolving facility.
  • Sovos Brands (a portfolio company of Advent International) in $185 million senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Rao's Specialty Foods Inc.; $75 million senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc.; and $325 million senior secured multicurrency facilities to finance its merger with Noosa Yoghurt, LLC (a portfolio company of Advent International Corporation).
  • syncreon Group B.V. in a $126 million secured term facility to finance operations during a scheme process in the United Kingdom and meet its immediate liquidity needs; and (x) a senior secured term loan credit facility consisting of a $125.5 million first out tranche and a $225 million second out tranche and (y) a $135 million multicurrency senior secured ABL facility, each to finance operations upon its completion of the scheme process.
  • syncreon Group B.V. in an amended and extended $100 million senior secured revolving facility to, among other things, create capacity for a third-party receivables financing facility and in a $100 million ABL senior secured revolving receivables financing facility.
  • American Securities in $855 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC, $675 million senior secured credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Grede Holdings LLC, senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured notes to finance its acquisition of Aspen Dental Management Inc. and first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC.
  • Tekni-Plex, Inc. (a portfolio company of American Securities) in its $724 million refinancing of an existing first and second lien multicurrency facility and amendment and restatement of an existing ABL.
  • Black Knight, Inc. in $2 billion senior secured facilities for its subsidiary, Black Knight InfoServ, LLC.
  • Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc. (a publicly traded company backed by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Cannae Holdings, LLC) in $980 million senior secured IPO-related facilities to refinance existing indebtedness.
  • Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc. (at the time a portfolio company investment of Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial, Inc.) in $832 million standalone multicurrency credit facilities, following the sale of its subsidiary, Comdata Inc.
  • Fidelity National Financial, Inc. in its $800 million revolving and $1.1 billion term credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Lender Processing Services Inc. and a subsequent amendment to the $800 million revolving facility.
  • Centerbridge Partners in $625 million senior secured credit facilities to finance its substantial minority investment in syncreon Holdings Limited.
  • Centerbridge Partners in facilities, comprised of a $300 million term loan and an $80 million asset-based credit facility, for Capmark Financial Group Inc. (n/k/a Bluestem Group Inc.) to finance Capmark's acquisition of Bluestem Brands, Inc.
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (at the time a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners) in $380 million senior secured facilities.
  • Ditech Holding Corporation (f/k/a Walter Investment Management Corp.) in the restructuring of its approximately $1.4 billion term loan as part of a prepackaged plan of reorganization under chapter 11 that eliminated approximately $800 million of corporate debt and $1.9 billion debtor-in-possession facilities to refinance Ditech and RMS' existing warehouse and servicer advance facilities and to fund their continued business operations during their chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Golden West Packaging Group LLC (a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg) in senior secured term and revolving facilities to finance its acquisition of four independent packaging companies.
  • Golden West Packaging Group LLC (a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg) in a senior secured incremental term facility to finance its acquisition of Fibre Containers Company Manufacturing Division, LLC and Impact MFG.
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in $560 million first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
  • PSAV, Inc. (f/k/a AVSC Holding Corp.) (at the time a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners) in $1.4 billion first and second lien facilities to refinance existing indebtedness.
  • Goldman Sachs in $260 million senior secured facilities to finance, in part, its acquisition, together with Eurazeo, of Dominion Web Solutions (n/k/a Trader Interactive).
  • IHS Inc. in financing matters related to its merger with Markit Ltd.
  • Shift4 Payments LLC (f/k/a Lighthouse Network LLC) (a portfolio company of Searchlight Capital Partners) in $600 million first and second lien facilities to refinance existing indebtedness and to finance an acquisition.
  • OXEA S.à.r.l. (then a portfolio company of Advent International Corporation) in its approximately $1.6 billion first and second lien dividend recapitalization financing.
  • TPG Global in $465 million senior secured term and revolving facilities and commitments for Accel Entertainment, Inc., in connection with its acquisition by TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Pace Group, and to refinance existing indebtedness.

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