Gabriel F. Gregson

Biography

Gabriel F. Gregson

Gabriel Gregson specializes in financing transactions for private equity funds and other corporate borrowers and lenders.  He represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies and other corporate borrowers and lenders in connection with first and second lien credit facilities, ABL facilities, mezzanine facilities, venture financings, recapitalizations, restructurings and complex intercreditor arrangements.

Gabriel represents clients in sophisticated financing transactions across a variety of industries, including technology, telecommunications, real estate, industrials, healthcare, apparel and consumer products.

Gabriel has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance by Chambers USA since 2012, where clients note he is “one of the smartest lawyers we have ever worked with” and “draw[s] particular praise for work on private equity funds and acquisition financing.” He has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” for Banking in the U.S by IFLR1000 since 2016.

Notable Recent Experience:

  • Alibaba Group Holding in connection with the financing for its acquisition of the Brand Protection Solutions business of the Eastman Kodak Company.
  • athenahealth, Inc. in connection with finance matters relating to its sale to an affiliate of Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for approximately $5.7 billion.
  • Bazaarvoice, Inc. (a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners) in a senior secured incremental facility.
  • Blackbird Purchaser, Inc., a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, in connection with a new $30 million second lien incremental term loan facility.
  • Boyd Corporation (at the time a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in:
    • its acquisition of Action Fabricators, Inc. and in its related $210 million first lien incremental term facility to finance its acquisition.
    • its acquisition of Aavid Thermalloy and in its related $1.1 billion first and second lien facilities to refinance existing debt and to finance its acquisition of Aavid Thermalloy.
  • Central Security Group, Inc. in a first lien incremental term facility to repay outstanding amounts under its existing revolving credit facility.
  • Chewy Inc. in connection with financing matters related to its sale to PetSmart.
  • CL Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of J.C. Flowers) in an incremental second lien term facility to finance the acquisition of Canastream Holdings Ltd.
  • CMC Capital Partners II, L.P. in connection with a subscription line credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. in:
    • its $2.5 billion sale to Performance Food Group.
    • a $750 million amended and extended senior secured revolving multicurrency facility.
    • an amended and upsized revolving multicurrency facility.
    • an amended and upsized revolving multicurrency facility to be used, in part, to finance its acquisition of the assets of Pine State Convenience.
  • DCP Capital Partners, L.P. in connection with an increase in the commitments of their credit facility.
  • DCP Management in:
    • a secured subscription facility for DCP Capital Partners, L.P.
    • a senior secured revolving subscription facility for DCP Capital Partners II, L.P.
  • Dynamo Software Inc., a portfolio company of Francisco Partners, in:
    • respect to the incurrence of an incremental term loan facility, to fund, in part, the acquisition of Digiterre Communica Limited.
    • equity and subordinated note financing of its acquisition of Preqin Solutions Limited.
    • its acquisition of Q-Biz Solutions, LLC and in the related incremental senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition.
  • ECM Industries, LLC (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital Partners) in its sale to Sentinel Capital Partners and in a senior secured ABL facility to finance acquisitions and for other corporate purposes. 
  • ECM Industries and its US subsidiaries in a $25 million ABL facility provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners, in:
    • $355 million first and second lien term, revolving and incremental term facilities in connection with the recapitalization of Galway by Harvest Partners, Oak Hill Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group.
    • the merger of EPIC and JenCap Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group) and in the related $265 million first lien notes to finance its acquisition.
    • a senior secured note facility, the proceeds of which were used to finance its acquisition of certain assets of Argo Group US Inc.
    • its acquisition of Prime Risk Partners Inc. and in the related Series A preferred equity financing round and amended and upsized first and second lien term facilities to finance the acquisition.
    • its acquisition of Frenkel & Company and in the related first lien incremental term loan and second lien senior notes facilities to finance its acquisition.
    • its acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. and in connection with a first lien incremental term loan credit facility, a first lien delayed draw term loan credit facility, a second lien term loan credit facility and a second lien delayed draw term loan credit facility, to finance in part, EPIC’s acquisition of Integro Holdings Inc. and to provide committed financing capacity for future acquisitions by EPIC.
  • Fogo de Chão Churrascaria (Holdings), LLC (a publicly traded company backed by Thomas H. Lee Partners) in its $560 million take-private sale to Rhône Capital.
  • Francisco Partners in its acquisition of Dynamo Software Ltd. and certain other subsidiaries and assets of Dynamo Group. Ltd.
  • Front Yard Residential Corporation in its $2.5 billion take-private by a partnership formed by Pretium Partners and Ares Management.
  • General Electric in financing matters related to the $3.4 billion sale of its water and process technologies business to CDPQ and Suez.
  • Genstar Capital in:
    • a revolving capital commitment facility for certain of its investment professionals provided by First Republic Bank in connection with Genstar’s ninth fund, Genstar Capital Partners IX, L.P. and its related fund entities. 
    • together with TA Associates, the acquisition of Orion Advisor Solutions, following the merger of Orion and Brinker Capital and the related $1.1 billion first and second lien facilities to finance their acquisition.
    • its acquisition of Ohio Transmission Corporation and the related first and second lien term and revolving facilities to finance its acquisition.
    • its acquisition of Truck-Lite Company LLC and the related senior secured term and revolving credit facilities to finance its acquisition.
    • first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Power Products LLC.
    • first and second lien senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Infinite RF Holdings, Inc.
    • first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Boyd Corporation.
    • an incremental first lien credit facility to partially finance the purchase of Integra Optics, Inc.
    • financing matters related to its sale of Tecomet to Charlesbank Capital Partners.
    • acquisition of Marcone Appliance Parts Center, Inc.
    • the sale of Infinite Electronics, Inc.
    • the sale of Pretium Packaging, LLC.
    • the sale of Boyd Corporation.
    • the $910 million sale of Power Products’ Global Marine and Mobile Business.
    • the sale of ECM Industries.
    • its sale of Tecomet Inc.
  • Getty Images, Inc. and certain of its affiliates in connection with $1.04 billion term, €450 million term and $80 million revolving facilities.
  • The Gores Group in its sale of Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
  • Gores Holdings (a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group), in its $725 million acquisition of Hostess Brands LLC, which values the company at approximately $2.3 billion.
  • Gores Holdings III, Inc. in connection with its $1.55 billion business combination with Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc. (PAE) (a portfolio company of Platinum Equity) and the related financing matters related to its agreement and plan of merger.
  • Gores Holdings IV, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its $16.1 billion business combination with United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC (UWM).
  • Gores Metropoulos, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of The Gores Group and Metropoulos & Co., in its $3.4 billion merger with Luminar Technologies, Inc.
  • Gores Holdings V, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by The Gores Group, in its $8.5 billion business combination with Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A.
  • Gores Holdings VI, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by The Gores Group, in its $2.9 billion business combination with Matterport, Inc.
  • Gores Metropoulos II, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by Gores Metropoulos Sponsor II LLC (an affiliate of The Gores Group and Dean Metropoulos), in its $2.2 billion business combination with Sonder Holdings.
  • Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company (a portfolio company of Summit Partners) in its $500 million sale to Winnebago Industries, Inc.
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with the issuance of approximately $273 million of convertible preferred stock by its portfolio company, Associated Materials Group, Inc.
  • Infinite Electronics, Inc. (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in:
    • a first lien incremental term facility to finance its acquisition of Integra Optics, Inc.
    • the refinancing of its existing first lien credit facility, existing revolving credit facility and existing second lien credit facility, the issuance of a first lien incremental term loan facility and a second lien incremental term loan facility, and an increase to Infinite’s existing revolving credit facility to fund a dividend recapitalization.
    • financing matters related to its acquisition of the microwave telecoms business from Smiths Group plc.
    • first lien incremental term loan facility to finance Infinite’s acquisition of Integrated Network Cable, Inc.
    • its acquisition of Smiths Interconnect’s Microwave Telecoms business.
    • the sale of its Kaelus Brands subsidiary.
  • J.C. Flowers in a second lien incremental term facility to finance its acquisition of Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC.
  • Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC in:
    • connection with amendments to their first and second lien credit facilities, increasing the aggregate commitment of the first lien credit facility by $75 million.
    • connection with an amendment to their first lien credit facility, increasing the aggregate commitment of the first lien credit facility by $50 million.
    • CL Holdings’ acquisition of Canastream Holdings Ltd. and in the related connection with a term loan from THL Corporate Finance, Inc. and UBS to fund CL Holdings’ acquisition.
  • Marlin Capital in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisitions of TaxSlayer LLC and SmartLinx Solutions, LLC.
  • Ministry Brands, LLC (a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners and Genstar Capital Management) through its subsidiary, Community Brands Holdings in its acquisition of Abila, Inc.
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its acquisition of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants and in the related first lien term and revolving facilities and a second lien notes purchase agreement to finance its acquisition of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants.
  • Oak Hill Capital and its portfolio company Galway Insurance Holdings, a holding company for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, and JenCap Holdings LLC in, together with The Carlyle Group, the sale of a majority stake in Galway to Harvest Partners, with Oak Hill and Carlyle reinvesting in Galway.
  • OHCP Silver Surfer Holdings Corp., Edgewood Partners Holdings LLC and certain affiliated companies in connection with a $105 million preferred equity issuance by OHCP, a $150 million incremental term loan under EPIC’s first lien credit facility and a $35 million incremental term loan under EPIC’s second lien credit facility. 
  • Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. (a subsidiary of Infinite RF Holdings, Inc. and a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in first and second lien incremental facilities to finance its acquisition of L-com, Inc.
  • Paycor, Inc. in its sale to Apax Partners.
  • Power Products, LLC (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in a first lien incremental term facility to finance its acquisition of King Technology of Missouri, LLC.
  • Pretium Packaging, LLC (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in:
    • the refinancing of its existing first lien credit facility, existing revolving credit facility and existing second lien credit facility, the issuance of a first lien incremental term loan facility and a second lien incremental term loan facility and an increase to Infinite’s existing revolving credit facility to fund a dividend recapitalization.
    • $451 million first and second lien term and revolving facilities to refinance and upsize existing indebtedness and in a $15 million issuance of preferred stock.
    • financing matters related to its acquisition of the microwave telecoms business from Smiths Group plc.
    • first lien incremental term loan facility to finance Infinite’s acquisition of Integrated Network Cable, Inc.
    • an incremental first lien term loan facility and an incremental second lien term loan facility to fund, in part, the acquisition of Olcott Plastics.
    • incremental first and second lien term facilities to finance its acquisition of Starplex Scientific Inc.
  • Primoris Services Corporation (PSC), as a lender, in an amendment to provide a secured incremental term facility to finance, in part, PSC's approximately $100 million acquisition of Willbros Group, Inc. and to address financing-related matters with respect to both parties' existing credit facilities.
  • Silver Lake Sumeru in its sale of Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Slickdeals, Inc. in an amendment and restatement of existing secured promissory note and related intercreditor matters.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund as lead investor in a $200 million investment round in C2FO.
  • Sumeru Equity Partners in its acquisition of SocialChorus, Inc. and in the related senior secured revolving facility to partially finance its acquisition.
  • The Gores Group in its sale of Elo Touch Solutions to Crestview Partners.
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) in connection with financing matters related to Rhône’s $560 million acquisition of Fogo de Chão, Inc.
  • Trive Capital in its acquisition of Picture Head Holdings, LLC and subsidiaries and in the related term and revolving facilities to finance its acquisition.
  • Tweddle Group, Inc. (a portfolio company of The Gores Group) in its:
    • court restructuring which involved a debt-for-equity exchange, warrant issuance and replacement of Tweddle’s senior secured term loan facility.
    • senior secured term facility to, in part, refinance existing indebtedness.
    • negotiation of an asset-based revolving loan facility from Bank of America, N.A., along with certain of Tweddle’s affiliates.
  • UBS, as joint lead arranger, in first and second lien term and revolving facilities for MWI Holdings (MW Industries) (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital Management), to refinance existing indebtedness.
  • US Farathane Corporation (a portfolio company of The Gores Group) in:
    • an incremental amendment to its senior secured term facility.
    • an incremental term loan facility to finance its acquisition of Tepso Plastics Mex, SA de CV and its affiliates, a manufacturer of plastic injection molding for the automotive industry with a focus on interior and exterior trim products.
  • Valence Surface Technologies, Inc. (a portfolio company of Trive Capital in its acquisition of Triumph Processing, Inc.
  • Varex Imaging Corporation in connection with financing matters related to its $276 million acquisition of the Medical Imaging business of PerkinElmer, Inc.
  • Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. (a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru) in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Mercury Technology Group, Inc. and to refinance certain of its own and of Mercury Technology's existing indebtedness.
  • XenoPort Inc. in financing matters related to its acquisition by Arbor Pharmaceuticals.

Awards and Recognition, Firm News & Announcements

Awards and Recognition

View all

Firm News & Announcements

View all