Courtney S. Marcus

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Courtney Marcus
Courtney S. Marcus is co-Managing Partner of Weil’s Dallas Office and a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Finance practice. Ms. Marcus concentrates on representing private equity firms, public and private corporate borrowers, and financial investors in connection with a wide variety of financing transactions.

Ms. Marcus has extensive experience with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, bridge and mezzanine financing, cash flow and asset-based lending, debtor-in-possession financing and loan restructurings and workouts. Ms. Marcus’ experience extends to such industries as energy (including E&P, midstream and energy service companies), sports franchises, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, business services and consumer products.

Recent Corporate Borrower Representations

  • AMC Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of Dalian Wanda Group Co. (China)) in $860 million incremental and bridge facilities to finance in part its $1.1 billion acquisition of Carmike Cinemas, Inc.; in $1.3 billion incremental and bridge facilities to finance in part its approximately £921 million acquisition of Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group Limited (United Kingdom); in an amendment and restatement of its senior secured term facility to incrementally increase commitments by $500 million to finance in part its acquisitions of Odeon & UCI Cinemas and Carmike Cinemas; and in $675 million incremental term loan and $325 million bridge facility commitments to finance its $929 million acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB (Sweden).
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV (The Netherlands) in connection with the negotiation of a new $500 term loan, the amendment and increase of its $800 million revolving credit facility and the amendment of its existing $1 billion term loan and $1.35 billion revolving credit facility, which are all investment grade facilities.
  • DXP Enterprises, Inc., in a new $85 million senior secured multicurrency asset-based revolving facility.
  • inVentiv Health, Inc., INC Research Holdings, Inc., and certain of their related companies in the $3.1 billion refinancing of their existing secured credit facilities in connection with their $4.6 billion merger of equals and the resulting combined company's entry into new $3.1 billion term loan and revolving credit facilities.
  • WPX Energy, Inc. in its $2 billion bridge and $250 million incremental facilities to finance its acquisition of RKI Exploration & Production, LLC. and in an amendment and restatement of its asset-based revolving facility.
  • Willis Group Holdings plc (United Kingdom) in a $400 million and €550 million delayed draw term facility to repay existing third party debt of Towers Watson & Co. in connection with its merger therewith, and to fund its acquisition of the remaining equity interests of Gras Savoye S.A. (France).

Recent Restructuring Representations

  • Southeastern Grocers, LLC in its $1.1 billion term, ABL revolving and FILO facilities to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Fieldwood Energy LLC (a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings) in its $60 million senior secured debtor-in-possession facility to provide liquidity during its prepackaged chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and in $1.8 billion amended and restated first and second lien facilities to finance operations upon its exit from bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Breitburn Energy Partners LP in the continuation of its $390 million prepetition revolving facility and its $10 million reserve-based term loan to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Citi, as administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner, in $975 million first lien term and revolving exit facilities for Vanguard Natural Gas, LLC (n/k/a Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc.), to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Paragon Offshore PLC, in its $85 million secured term exit facility to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Strack & Van Til Super Market, Inc. (a subsidiary of Central Grocers, Inc.), in its $205 million senior secured revolving debtor-in-possession facility to provide liquidity during its sale of assets as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Amplify Energy Corp. (f/k/a Memorial Production Partners LP), in an up to $1 billion amended and restated senior secured reserve-based revolving exit facility, with an initial borrowing base of $490 million, to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • CHC Group Ltd (n/k/a CHC Group LLC), in $383 million first and second lien multicurrency exit facilities to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Basic Energy Services, Inc., in its $164 million senior secured exit facility to exchange its pre-petition term loans for term loans under its amended and restated credit agreement following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • American Gilsonite Company (a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners), in a $30 million senior secured debtor-in-possession facility to provide liquidity during its bankruptcy proceedings and in a $30 million secured exit facility to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Vantage Drilling International (f/k/a Offshore Group Investment Limited) in senior secured letter of credit.

Ms. Marcus was recently named as an honoree for the Dallas Business Journal’s 2018 Women in Business awards and to Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Dealmakers list. She was also named among the 2016 Women in Energy award honorees by Texas Lawyer. Ms. Marcus was recently named to the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Dealmakers list, and she was named among the 2016 Women in Energy award honorees by Texas Lawyer. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance in Texas by Chambers USA from 2005 to 2018. She is also "Highly Regarded" in Banking & Finance by IFLR1000 2018, a recommended lawyer in Commercial Lending by The Legal 500 US 2018, one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018 and was named one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty in 2009. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum--Dallas, The Dallas Assembly and the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Board of Advisors.

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