Eliza McDougall | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Eliza McDougall
Eliza McDougall

Eliza McDougall

Partner, New York

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A banking lawyer with considerable experience representing lenders and corporates in complex domestic and international transactions.

Overview

Eliza McDougall is a Partner in the Firm's New York Bank Finance Practice. She represents leading investment and commercial banks and corporate borrowers on a wide range of complex financing matters. These include leveraged and investment grade acquisition financings, asset-based financings, project and structured financings and general corporate lending transactions.

Eliza has a proven ability to manage complex, multijurisdictional transactions and work alongside teams of the Firm's lawyers from around the world. Clients to have benefited from her knowledge of the banking sector include Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies Finance, and Credit Suisse.

Recent representative transactions include advising Deutsche Bank over PGT's acquisition of CGI Windows & Doors, advising Sequential Brands Group in its acquisition of Galaxy Brands Holdings, Inc. and representing JBS USA, LLC in a transaction amounting to US$900 million.

Before joining White & Case, Eliza worked for a number of years at another international law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD/MBA, University of Toronto
  • BA, McGill University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of Hess Corporation in connection with its $4,000,000,000 revolving credit facility arranged by JPMorgan Chase.

Representation of Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, in connection with a $5,000,000,000 credit facility for The Dow Chemical Company.

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York, as Administrative Agent, in connection with a $150,000,000 ABL facility for Red Lobster Management LLC.

Representation of The Priceline Group in connection with its $2,000,000,000 revolving credit facility arranged by Bank of America.

Representation of Sequential Brands Group in connection with first and second lien facilities from Bank of America and GSO Capital for the purposes of financing its acquisition of Galaxy Brands Holdings, Inc. from The Carlye Group and a majority stake in the Jessica Simpson brand.

Representation of Deutsche Bank as lead arranger in connection with term loan and revolving facilities for PGT for the purposes of financing its acquisition of CGI Windows & Doors.

Representation of JBS USA, LLC in connection with the amendment and restatement of its asset-based financing in the amount of $900,000 arranged by Bank of America.

Representation of Deutsche Bank, as lead arranger, in connection with a dividend recapitalization for AdvancePierre Foods.

Representation of Deutsche Bank, as lead arranger, in connection with a $1.125 billion term loan B facility and a $400 million ABL facility for Party City to support the acquisition by Thomas H. Lee Partners of a majority stake in the company.