Nick Nikic is an associate in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in New York. Nick’s experience includes advising institutional lenders, commercial banks, direct lenders and corporate borrowers on all types of banking transactions, including acquisition financings, first and second lien credit facilities, middle market and large cap financings, restructurings, cross-border transactions, bridge loan facilities, investment grade lending, working capital facilities and asset-based loans.
Nick has been part of the teams advising:
- Softbank Vision Fund II-2 L.P. as purchaser of senior secured notes of WeWork Companies LLC
- The joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in $2.8 billion senior secured facilities for The Hertz Corporation to finance its business operations upon emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
- The lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and agents in $1.1 billion first and second lien multicurrency facilities to finance KKR's acquisition of a majority stake in ERM.
- MC Credit Partners, as administrative agent, sole lead arranger and bookrunner, in senior secured facilities to finance Ardian's acquisition of Acousti Engineering Company of Florida.
- Northeast Grocery, Inc., an entity resulting from the merger of Price Chopper Supermarkets and Tops Markets, LLC, in $873 million ABL revolving and first and second lien term post-merger financing facilities.
- 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc. in a $500 million superpriority senior secured debtor-in-possession facility to finance business operations during its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
- Morgan Stanley, as administrative agent, in a $1.25 billion senior secured multicurrency term facility for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (a portfolio company of The Catalyst Capital Group and Tennenbaum Capital Partners) to refinance its existing capital structure.
- Goldman Sachs in a $210 million senior secured incremental term facility to finance the acquisition by ProQuest LLC (a portfolio company of CIG, Atairos Management and Broad Street Principal Investments) of Innovative Interfaces.
- Goldman Sachs, as first and second lien administrative agent and a lead arranger, in $2.2 billion first and second lien committed financing to support the $4.2 billion acquisition of Duff & Phelps LLC (n/k/a Kroll, LLC) by an investor consortium led by Stone Point Capital and Further Global.
- Jefferies, Macquarie and Antares, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in $345 million first lien facilities to finance Leonard Green's acquisition of Wrench Group Inc.
- Goldman Sachs in a $9 billion bridge facility to support the spin-off by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. to its shareholders of a new “Fox,” an entity comprising highly-rated news, sports and broadcast businesses, as part of a series of transactions that also included the combination of the rest of the Twenty-First Century Fox businesses with The Walt Disney Company.
- Shift4 Payments LLC (f/k/a Lighthouse Network LLC) (a portfolio company of Searchlight Capital Partners) in $600 million first and second lien facilities to refinance existing indebtedness and to finance an acquisition.
- Antin Infrastructure Partners in $520 million first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of FirstLight Fiber.
- TPG in senior secured facilities to finance its acquisitions of Keter Environmental Services Inc. and DAAT Credit Co., LLC.
- Goldman Sachs and other major financial institutions, as joint lead arrangers, in $49 billion bridge and term loan facilities to finance in part CVS Health Corporation’s $78 billion acquisition of Aetna Inc.
- Citibank, as administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in a $200 million senior secured revolving facility for ExlService Holdings, Inc. to refinance existing indebtedness.
- The administrative agent, in $378 million first and second lien term and revolving facilities for Pathway Partners Vet Management (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.
- Snow Phipps Group (n/k/a TruArc Partners) in first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of DecoPac, Inc.
- Brookfield Asset Management in a margin loan agreement with Citibank, N.A.