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John D. Sigel

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Sigel, John

John Sigel has extensive experience representing borrowers and issuers in a wide range of debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buyouts and acquisition financings, bridge loans, first-lien, second-lien, mezzanine and other subordinated debt, working capital facilities, drug royalty financings and receivable securitizations. He joined the firm in 1980.

Over the last year, Mr. Sigel:

  • Advised clients in the negotiation, amendment and extension of credit facilities aggregating more than $11.0 billion
  • Advised issuers in the issuance of more than $1.0 billion in registered and Rule 144A note offerings and private note placements over the last year
  • Represented manufacturing and financial services clients in the securitization of accounts receivable
  • Represented a major financial institution in the shelf filing of its senior and subordinated debt instruments and the issuance of $1.0 billion in senior notes

Honors & Awards

Publications & News

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May 10, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Braintree Laboratories in Acquisition by Sebela Pharmaceuticals

On May 1, 2018, Sebela Pharmaceuticals completed the acquisition of Braintree Laboratories Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company based in Braintree, Massachusetts. Braintree develops, manufactures and markets specialty pharmaceuticals in gastroenterology.

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 18, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels PerkinElmer in €300M Bond Offering

On April 11, multinational human and environmental health corporation, PerkinElmer, Inc., announced the closing of a €300 million bond offering.

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.

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.

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 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 24th edition.

Professional Activities

Mr. Sigel is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. He frequently lectures on issues concerning commercial law.

Mr. Sigel is the secretary of the Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust and a member of the board of overseers of the Marine Biological Laboratory.

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Education

JD, Cornell Law School, 1980, Managing Editor, Cornell Law Review

BA, Middlebury College, 1975

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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