Kate Swain

Biography

Kate Swain
Kate Swain is an associate in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in New York. Kate participates in advising borrowers, private equity sponsors, banks and other financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions, including first and second lien credit facilities, middle market and large cap financings, cross-border and domestic acquisition financings and debt restructuring transactions.

Kate has been part of the teams advising:

  • American Securities in its acquisition of Meridian Adhesives Group
  • Arrowhead Electrical Products (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in incremental first lien term facilities and preferred equity financing to finance its acquisition of Bihr
  • CVC Growth Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Icario, Inc.
  • Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Marcone Appliance Parts Center, Inc., and in Marcone’s acquisitions of Munch's Supply and Professional Plumbing Group
  • J.P. Morgan, as administrative agent, in an amendment and extension of Ford Motor Company’s $17.2 billion senior unsecured revolving facilities and as administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in a $4 billion revolving credit facility for Ford Motor Company
  • Morgan Stanley, as sole bookrunner, in $2 billion 144A/Reg S offerings of senior secured and senior guaranteed notes by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Nordea Bank, as administrative agent, in a $1.55 billion amended and extended senior unsecured revolving facility for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Payrix (a portfolio company of PSG and Blue Star Innovation Partners) in its sale to FIS (f/k/a Fidelity National Information Services)
  • Portillo’s, Inc. (a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners) in its $466 million initial public offering.
  • Softbank Vision Fund II-2 L.P. as purchaser of senior secured notes of WeWork Companies LLC
  • The administrative agent, in a $1 billion amended and extended senior unsecured term facility for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Kate received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.S. from Cornell University.

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