David Ridley | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
David Ridley
David Ridley

David Ridley

Partner, New York

T +1 212 819 8771

E dridley@whitecase.com

An experienced corporate lawyer who advises on leveraged and corporate finance, with an emphasis on complex, cross-border acquisition finance.

Overview

David's practice focuses on leveraged and corporate finance across a range of business sectors.

Clients who benefit from his knowledge and experience include major commercial and investment banks, financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers.

David steers clients through a wide range of complex leveraged, corporate finance and M&A transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, investment grade facilities, mezzanine finance, ABL facilities, DIP financing, amend/extend and repricing transactions and dividend recapitalizations.

A partner in the firm's Bank Finance group in New York, David has also spent 12 months on secondment to the Firm's London office. Prior to joining White & Case, he worked as a Senior Associate at a leading Australian law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • New South Wales Supreme Court, Australia

Education

  • LLB, University of Technology, Sydney
  • BA, University of Technology, Sydney

Languages

  • English

Experience

The financing of Mallinckrodt Plc's acquisition of Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc., 2014

David represented the lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with the financing of Mallinckrodt's acquisition of Cadence Pharmaceuticals. This transaction included a US$1.3 billion term loan facility and a US$250 million revolving credit facility.

The financing of Endo Health Solutions Inc.'s acquisition of Paladin Labs, 2014

David represented the lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with the financing of Endo Health Solutions' acquisition of Paladin Labs and its associated corporate reorganization. This deal included US$1.55 billion in term loan facilities and a US$750 million revolving credit facility.

The financing of Thomas H. Lee's acquisition of Party City, 2012

David represented the lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with the financing of T.H. Lee's acquisition of Party City. This transaction included a US$1.125 billion term loan facility and a US$400 million asset-based revolving credit facility.

CyrusOne credit facility, 2012

David represented the lead arrangers and administrative agent, in the provision of a US$225 million revolving credit facility to CyrusOne, as part of the spin-off of the data center operations of Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Kansas City Southern credit facilities, 2011

David advised Kansas City Southern in connection with the refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities, which comprised a US$575 million term loan and a US$200 million revolving facility, as well as a US$200 million revolving facility provided to the company's Mexican subsidiary.

Nuveen Investments Inc. credit facilities, 2010-2014

David represented the lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with various amend/extend, repricing and refinancing transactions associated with a US$2.5 billion first-lien term loan facility, a US$500 million second lien term loan facility and a US$250 million revolving credit facility provided to Nuveen Investments, Inc.

Fortescue Metals Group term loan facility, 2010

David advised the joint lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with a US$2.04 billion term loan facility provided to Fortescue Metals Group.