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.

Experience

  • American Securities in first and second lien term and revolving facilities to finance its acquisition of Matthew Warren, Inc. (d/b/a MW Industries, Inc. (MWI)).
  • American Securities in $1.4 billion senior secured facilities to finance in part its $2.5 billion take-private acquisition of Air Methods Corporation.
  • American Securities in $530 million multicurrency and multitranche first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Chromaflo Technologies Corporation, from Arsenal Capital Management and Nordic Capital.
  • American Securities in $360 million senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Henry Company LLC.
  • American Securities in first and second lien senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of NAPA Management Services Corporation.
  • BroadStreet Partners, Inc. (a portfolio company of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Century Capital Management), in senior secured facilities to refinance existing indebtedness.
  • 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. (a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners), in $800 million senior secured 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 $700 million first and second lien facilities to refinance existing indebtedness.
  • Focus Financial Partners, LLC (at the time, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, Summit Partners and Polaris Partners), in $1.2 billion senior secured facilities to finance its approximately $2 billion acquisition by an investor group led by Stone Point Capital and KKR.
  • Halcón Resources Corporation in its $600 million asset-based senior secured debtor-in-possession facility and in its $600 million asset-based senior secured exit facility to finance its emergence from chapter 11.
  • Lindsay Goldberg in a $250 million term loan facility to finance its acquisition of Big Ass Solutions.
  • Nortek, Inc. in its $350 million senior secured credit facility to finance its acquisition of Thomas & Betts Corporation.
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in first lien term and revolving facilities and a second lien notes purchase agreement to finance its acquisition of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, Inc. (EPIC).
  • OMERS Private Equity in $830 million first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Inmar, Inc.
  • OMERS Private Equity in the financing for its acquisition of Document Technologies Inc. (DTI) and DTI in $1.3 billion senior secured facilities to finance the take-private acquisition of Epiq Systems, 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 Board in first and second lien multicurrency facilities to finance in part its C$1.03 billion acquisition of the Canadian wine business of Constellation Brands Canada, 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.
  • Snow Phipps Group in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Brook and Whittle Holdings, Corp.
  • Snow Phipps Group in first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of DecoPac, Inc.
  • Snow Phipps Group in senior secured term and revolving facilities to finance in part its acquisition of Ideal Tridon Holdings, Inc.
  • 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.
  • SoftBank Group Corp. in $1.5 billion senior secured facilities to finance in part its $3.3 billion acquisition of Fortress Investment Group LLC.
  • The Jordan Company in first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of DiversiTech Corporation.

Mr. Colao has also advised in numerous restructurings including Fairway Market, The Brock Group, Seventy Seven Energy, and Halcón Resources.

Mr. Colao is recognized as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, and he is named a market leader in Banking by IFLR1000. He has also been named a Super Lawyer in Banking.

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 pro bono and community activities.

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