Jacqueline Oveissi

Biography

Jacqueline Diaz
Jackie Oveissi is an associate in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in New York. Ms. Oveissi’s practice focuses on advising borrowers, leading private equity sponsors, banks and other financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions, including first and second lien credit facilities, asset based loans, investment grade lending, middle market and large cap financings, cross-border and domestic acquisition financings and working capital facilities.

Ms. Oveissi has been part of the teams advising:

Private Equity Finance

  • American Securities in $360 million senior secured facilities to finance its acquisition of Henry Company LLC.
  • Cornell Capital and its portfolio companies in transactions involving Knowlton Development Corporation and PureStar Linen Group.
  • Dave & Buster’s, Inc. (a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners) in $800 million senior secured facilities to refinance existing indebtedness.
  • Dex Media, Inc. (n/k/a Thryv) (a portfolio company of Mudrick Capital Management and Paulson & Co.) in an $825 million secured term facility to refinance and prepay existing indebtedness.
  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in $560 million first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
  • EMI Music Publishing (at the time a portfolio company owned jointly by, among others, Mubadala Development Company, PJSC and Sony Corporation of America) in a $1.2 billion refinancing of its existing senior secured indebtedness.
  • EQT Partners in a $350 million first lien ABL revolving credit facility and in $325 million second lien secured notes to finance its acquisition of Direct ChassisLink, 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 in part the investment group's $13.9 billion take-private of Keurig Green Mountain.
  • OMERS Private Equity in $1.05 billion secured, multicurrency credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and its portfolio companies in transactions involving Trivium Packaging (through a combination of OTPP's portfolio company, Exal Corporation, with the Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business of Ardagh Group), PhyMed Management LLC and PetVet Care Centers, LLC.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (a portfolio company of Brookfield Business Partners) in $6 billion amended senior secured term facilities to reprice existing indebtedness.
  • White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC (an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC) in an extended and upsized $700 million ABL revolving facility primarily to refinance existing indebtedness.

Investment Grade

  • Citi, as lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with an amended $3 billion revolving credit facility for Arconic Inc. established as part of the separation of Alcoa Inc.’s manufacturing and commodity businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded companies.
  • Goldman Sachs and another major financial institution, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in a $13.7 billion bridge facility to finance Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market.
  • Goldman Sachs, as agent, in a £5.2 billion bridge financing commitment to support the $6.4 billion acquisition by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.
  • Goldman Sachs, as administrative agent, sole lead arranger and bookrunner, in a $4.2 billion committed bridge facility to finance the proposed cash and stock acquisition by Lam Research Corporation of KLA-Tencor Corporation.
  • Morgan Stanley, as sole lead arranger and sole lead bookrunner, in $4.5 billion committed bridge and $1.8 billion term acquisition-related facilities and a $1.5 billion revolving facility for Tyson Foods, Inc., to finance, respectively, its $4.2 billion merger with AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc., and its general corporate purposes.
  • RBC Capital Markets and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and agents, in bridge and term facilities for Dominion Resources, Inc. to finance its approximately $5.9 billion acquisition of Questar Corporation.

Restructuring

  • Chassix, Inc. in its $250 million superpriority secured debtor-in-possession credit facilities in connection with its voluntary entrance into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and its $250 million credit facilities in connection with its exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • 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.
  • NPC International, Inc. and its debtor affiliates in their chapter 11 cases involving over $900 million of funded debt. NPC is America’s largest franchisee company with over 1,600 restaurants across two iconic brands—Pizza Hut and Wendy’s and more than 35,000 employees.

Ms. Oveissi has served on the Firm Associates Committee. She also counsels pro bono clients on not-for-profit corporation law and general corporate governance and has worked on asylum and other immigration matters.

Ms. Oveissi received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Senior Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from The Pennsylvania State University.

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