Daniel S. Dokos

Biography

Daniel S. Dokos
Daniel Dokos is head of Weil’s Global Finance practice and is based in New York. He has extensive experience in all areas of bank financing with particular focus on acquisition finance and cross-border lending.

Mr. Dokos has experience representing both financial institutions and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, syndicated lending, investment grade lending, cash flow lending and asset-based lending, as well as loan restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings.

Experience

  • the administrative agent in an amendment that incrementally adds to, and extends, approximately $6.5 billion in senior secured term facilities and a $567 million revolving credit facility for JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS International B.V. and Tea Forté Inc. (both subsidiaries of JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS Holdings B.V.
  • the administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in a $125 million senior secured revolving facility for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. to refinance existing indebtedness
  • the administrative agent, collateral agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in senior secured facilities for Mavenir Systems Inc. (a portfolio company of Siris Capital Group) to refinance existing indebtedness
  • General Motors Company in amended and restated $4 billion three-year, and $10.5 billion five-year, senior multicurrency revolving facilities and in a new $2 billion 364-day commercial paper backstop facility
  • the administrative and non-U.S. collateral agent and joint arranger in $478 million term and $150 million multicurrency revolving senior secured credit facilities for Rain CII Carbon LLC and its Canadian, German and Belgian affiliates
  • the administrative agent in $378 million first and second lien term and revolving facilities for Pathway Partners Vet Management (n/k/a Pathway Vet Alliance LLC)(a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Private Equity to refinance existing indebtedness and finance Pathway Partners' purchase of a veterinary ophthalmology company and certain other acquisitions
  • Signet Jewelers Limited in its $350 million senior unsecured bridge facility to finance its acquisitions of R2Net, Inc., the owner of JamesAllen.com, and Segoma Imaging Technologies
  • the lead arranger and administrative agent in a $650 million two-tranche senior secured term facility for Bumble Bee Holdings, Inc. and Connors Bros Clover Leaf Seafoods Company (subsidiaries of Bumble Bee Holdco, S.C.A.) to refinance existing senior secured notes and PIK toggle notes
  • the administrative and collateral agent in $630 million multicurrency unsecured, senior secured and asset-based facilities to finance Triton's acquisition of acquisition of Werner Co., Inc.
  • the administrative and collateral agent in $3 billion senior secured facilities to finance in part JAB's approximately $7.5 billion take-private of Panera Bread Company
  • the administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in $1.3 billion first and second lien term facilities and a $135 million multicurrency revolving facility for Sequa Corporation (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group), to refinance existing indebtedness and for working capital
  • the administrative and collateral agent in $203 million senior secured facilities to finance GTCR's acquisition of Sage Payment Solutions
  • the administrative agent in $192 million senior secured facilities for Highgate Hotels, L.P. (a portfolio company of Trilantic Capital Partners)
  • the administrative agent in €670 million term and $100 million revolving senior secured facilities for Coherent, Inc., to finance its $942 million acquisition of ROFIN-SINAR Technologies, Inc.
  • the lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in $500 million senior secured facilities to finance JAB Beech's acquisition of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
  • JAB Holding Company, as leader of an investment group, and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. in $6.4 billion multicurrency senior secured facilities to finance the investment group's $13.9 billion take-private of Keurig Green Mountain
  • the lead arranger and administrative agent in $155 million senior secured credit facilities to finance The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of LDiscovery, LLC
  • EMI Music Publishing (at the time a portfolio company jointly owned by, among others, Mubadala Development Company PJSC and Sony Corporation of America) in a $1.2 billion refinancing of its existing senior secured indebtedness
  • the lead arranger and administrative agent in $440 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance the acquisition of Research Now Group, Inc. by Court Square Capital Partners
  • the lead arrangers in approximately $1.96 billion credit facilities used to refinance the existing debt of RAC Limited and to finance the acquisition by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) of a stake in RAC Limited from The Carlyle Group and certain members of management
  • the lead arrangers in up to €7.6 billion secured multicurrency credit facilities to finance the contribution of the coffee business of D.E Master Blender 1753 N.V. and that of Mondelez International, Inc. into a joint venture
  • Signet Jewelers in its $400 million investment grade revolving credit facility and in $800 million credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Zale Corporation
  • the lead arrangers in $1.3 billion credit facilities for Goldman Sachs and Koch Industries to finance the acquisition of Flint Group
  • the lead arrangers in $1 billion multicurrency, senior secured credit facilities to finance the merger of Chesapeake Services Limited and Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc.
  • the lead arrangers in $1.2 billion senior secured credit facilities for CBS Outdoor Americas (now known as OUTFRONT Media)
  • the lead arrangers in $405 million term and CHF 30 million ($33 million) revolving credit facilities for Capvis Equity Partners and Partners Group to finance the acquisition of a majority stake in VAT Holding AG
  • Doncasters Group Limited in its $1.3 billion credit facilities
  • Mubadala Development Company, as a member of the consortium including Sony Corporation, in connection with the $1.25 billion senior secured financing for the consortium’s $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing
  • the lead arrangers in the $22.5 billion bridge loan financing for Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth
  • the lead arrangers in Ford Motor Company's historic $18.5 billion secured financing transaction
  • the lead arrangers in the $4.4 billion financing for the spin-off of Dr Pepper Snapple Group from Cadbury Schweppes

Mr. Dokos is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance by Chambers USA and Chambers Global and is recognized as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Banking in the U.S. by IFLR1000. He is also recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Bank Lending by Legal 500 US and was named among the 2019 Top 30 “Best of the Best” Lawyers for Banking & Finance by Legal Media Group. Mr. Dokos was also recognized as a 2013 Banking “MVP” by Law360 and named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer for his representation of the lead arrangers in Ford Motor Company’s $18.5 billion financing. Mr. Dokos has also been named a “Best Lawyer” for Banking & Finance Law in New York by Best Lawyers in America and has been recognized as an “expert” in Banking & Finance by Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Dokos joined Weil in 1998 as a partner and was a member of the Firm’s Management Committee from 2008 through 2016. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1982, where he graduated Order of the Coif and served as notes editor on the Virginia Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree in History from Dartmouth College in 1979.

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