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Justin L. Ochs

Partner

Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Ochs, Justin L.

Justin Ochs represents both public and private companies on a variety of corporate finance and other matters. Borrowers, private equity sponsors and financial institutions rely on Mr. Ochs' experience and strategic business advice and turn to him for counsel on a wide range of debt financing transactions. Mr. Ochs successfully represents his clients in matters involving secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings, bridge loans, first- and second-lien, mezzanine and other subordinated debt, working capital facilities, commercial paper programs and letters of credit. He is also a trusted advisor to clients on mergers and acquisitions and other general corporate and securities matters.

Publications & News

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April 12, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels MKS Instruments in Completing Fourth Repricing of Secured Term Loan and in Voluntary $50M Prepayment of Principal

On April 11, 2018, MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announced another successful repricing of its existing secured term loan.

April 11, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Analogic in $1.1B Acquisition by an Affiliate of Altaris Capital Partners

On April 10, 2018, Analogic Corporation, a provider of leading-edge healthcare and security solutions, and Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private investment firm with expertise in Analogic's end markets, announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Analogic will be acquired by Altaris for approximately $1.1 billion on a fully diluted basis.

February 8, 2018

WilmerHale Advises on the Formation of Valence Media, a New Diversified Media Company

WilmerHale served as legal counsel in connection with the creation of Valence Media, a new diversified media company formed through the combination of three successful media companies: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, dick clark productions and MRC.

January 18, 2018

WilmerHale Represents WEX Inc. in Term Loan Repricing

On January 17, 2018, WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, announced a successful repricing of its secured term loans under its existing credit facility.

December 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Regal Entertainment Group in Signing of Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Cineworld Group PLC

Regal Entertainment Group announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Cineworld Group PLC for Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator.

September 28, 2017

WilmerHale Represents CIRCOR in $855M Acquisition of Colfax’s Fluid Handling Business from Colfax Corp.

CIRCOR International, Inc.—a leading provider of flow control solutions and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, aerospace, power, process and general industrial—announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Colfax Fluid Handling (CFH) from Colfax Corporation for approximately $855 million including cash, newly issued CIRCOR shares, and the assumption of pension plan liabilities linked to the CFH business.

August 4, 2017

SunTx Capital Partners Portfolio Company Completes Refinancing for New Capital Structure

WilmerHale represented an ad hoc group of bondholders in a comprehensive $600 million restructuring of Interface Security Systems, a provider of network, physical security and business intelligence services over a cloud-based network.

July 11, 2017

Staples, Inc. Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Sycamore Partners for $10.25 per Share in Cash, or Approximately $6.9 Billion

Staples, Inc. and Sycamore Partners, a leading private equity firm, announced that they have entered into a merger agreement in which investment funds managed by Sycamore Partners will acquire Staples in a transaction that values Staples at an equity value of approximately $6.9 billion.

July 7, 2017

MKS Instruments Successfully Completes Third Repricing of Secured Term Loan

On July 6, 2017, MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announced the third successful repricing of its existing secured term loan.

July 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents WEX Inc. in Successful Term Loan Repricing

WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, announced a successful repricing of the secured term loans under its existing credit facility.

Recent Highlights

Bank Financing

  • Represented Analog Devices in term loan and bridge loan facilities and an upsized revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation
  • Represented MKS Instruments in a secured term loan and  asset-based revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Newport Corporation
  • Represented WEX in its term loan credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Electronic Funds Source from Warburg Pincus
  • Represented Staples in its term loan and asset-based credit facilities to finance its proposed acquisition of Office Depot
  • Represented Discovery Communications in its revolving credit facility
  • Represented manufacturing conglomerate in multiple bridge loan credit facilities, commercial paper backstop credit facilities and senior note offerings
  • Represented major insurance company in its commercial paper backstop credit facility
  • Represented professional football franchise in its secured credit facility

Capital Markets

  • Represented Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a private placement of senior secured notes to qualified institutional buyers
  • Represented The White Wave Foods Company in its spin-off from Dean Foods Company
  • Represented Fortive Corporation in its senior note issuance, credit facilities and US and Euro commercial paper programs, each in connection with its separation from Danaher Corporation
  • Represented test equipment manufacturer in its convertible note offering and related call spread overlay transaction

Debt Restructurings, Workouts and Debtor-in-Possession and Exit Financings

  • Represented various bondholder groups in connection with restructurings, exchanges and related consent solicitations
  • Represented Constar International in its debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions
  • Represented lender group in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of approximately $600 million of indebtedness

Other

  • Mergers and acquisitions experience, including a variety of corporate acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies in multiple industries
  • Representing public and private companies in general corporate matters, including structuring, formation and operational issues
  • Various sports-related transactions, including acquisitions of, and minority investments in, professional sports franchises

Professional Activities

Mr. Ochs is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), the DC Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute.

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Education

JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1999, Member, Virginia Journal of International Law

BA, Cornell University, 1995

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

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