Debt Finance TRANSACTIONAL

We guide clients through today's ever-changing debt markets, representing them in a broad variety of debt deals that range from complex financial structures to traditional loan transactions.


WilmerHale's debt finance lawyers provide sophisticated and knowledgeable representation to clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, investment, financial services, real estate and food products. As these clients work to issue, lend and buy debt instruments in a broad spectrum of transactions, we work to find the practical business solutions necessary to get the deals done. With the support of seasoned lawyers from the firm's corporate, securities, life sciences, intellectual property and other practices spanning the United States, Europe and Asia, we are equipped to address the specific needs of clients in even the most complex transactions.

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Sigel, John

John D. Sigel

Partner

+1 617 526 6728 (t)

john.sigel@wilmerhale.com

Ochs, Justin L.

Justin L. Ochs

Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

+1 202 663 6303 (t)

justin.ochs@wilmerhale.com

Ochs, Justin L.

Justin L. Ochs

Partner

+1 202 663 6303 (t)

justin.ochs@wilmerhale.com

Robinson, Erika L.

Erika L. Robinson

Partner

+1 202 663 6402 (t)

erika.robinson@wilmerhale.com

Sigel, John

John D. Sigel

Partner

+1 617 526 6728 (t)

john.sigel@wilmerhale.com

Class, Jamie N.

Jamie N. Class

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6871 (t)

jamie.class@wilmerhale.com

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Ellie Guadiana

Senior Associate

+1 213 443 5341 (t)

ellie.guadiana@wilmerhale.com

Shin, Mona

Mona Shin

Senior Associate

+1 202 663 6005 (t)

mona.shin@wilmerhale.com

Tierney, Brandt

Brandt M. Tierney

Senior Associate

+1 202 663 6951 (t)

brandt.tierney@wilmerhale.com

Experience

Our debt finance team represents clients such as Staples, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Cimpress, Hasbro, Dean Foods and Discovery Communications in the following transactions:

  • syndicated senior, second lien and mezzanine-secured debt transactions;
  • acquisition and other leveraged financings;
  • public finance, including placements of senior, subordinated, and exchangeable notes and debentures and the underwriting and sales of various public debt offerings;
  • asset-based financings;
  • letters of credit and other credit support arrangements;
  • operating and capitalized lease facilities and other vendor and trade financings;
  • receivables, securitizations and other specialty finance arrangements, including royalty stream monetization and aircraft financing;
  • project finance transactions;
  • venture and capital call arrangements; and
  • derivatives.

Publications & News

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May 15, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Casella Waste Systems in Entering into $550M Credit Facility with Bank of America

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced that it has entered into a $550 million credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and swing line lender, Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fener & Smith Incorporated, Citizens Bank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Comerica Bank as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and certain other agents and lenders.

May 3, 2018

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2018 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 95 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

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.

March 16, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Casella Waste Systems in Industrial Revenue Bond Transactions

Casella Waste Systems, a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced two transactions relating to its industrial revenue bonds.

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.

January 8, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Ribbon Communications in Expanding Revolving Credit Facility to $100M

Ribbon Communications Inc., a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, announced that it has entered into a $100 million Senior Secured Credit Facilities Credit Agreement with Silicon Valley Bank.

October 26, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Franklin Street Properties in $1B Recast of Unsecured Credit Facility

Franklin Street Properties Corporation announced that it has successfully entered into the following transactions: recast of existing unsecured credit facility into $1 billion facility and private placement of $200 million senior unsecured notes.

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.

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.