Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Deutsche Bank AG (New York) in connection with the US$2.1 billion senior secured credit facility (US$1.8 billion term facility; US$300 million revolver facility) for Colfax Corporation. The proceeds will be used by Colfax to complete its cross-border acquisition of Charter International plc.
The transaction was one of the first syndicated leverage financings done in compliance with the recently revised UK Takeover Code. In addition to advising on the bank finance aspects of this transaction, the White & Case London M&A team represented Deutsche Bank AG (London), as financial advisor in connection with the deal.
"This deal was a great opportunity for us to leverage the benefits of our international network and cross-practice capabilities for our clients," said Eric Berg, head of White & Case's Global Banking Practice.
Colfax is a US-based global leading diversified manufacturing and engineering company that provides gas and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to commercial and governmental customers around the world. Charter, engineering specialists listed on the London Stock Exchange, focuses on air and gas handling, welding and cutting.
The bank finance team was led by partner Jake Mincemoyer in London, with support from partners Jeremy Duffy (London, Banking) and Ray Simon (New York, Tax) and associates Justin Wagstaff, Binoy Dharia, Robert Amdursky, Elizabeth Kirk, Dino Peragallo (New York, Banking), Gareth Eagles, Greg Baker, William Mills, Oxana Hayball, Elvira Palitu (London, Banking), Jeremy Reynolds (London, Tax) and Michael Greenberg (New York, Tax). The team was further assisted by partner Leïla Röder (Munich, Banking), counsel Howard Wettan (Silicon Valley, Intellectual Property) and associates Daniel Mueller, Malka Zeefe (Munich, Banking), Cory Nikolaus (Los Angeles, Real Estate), Susanna Chenette and Carmen Lo (Silicon Valley, Intellectual Property).
The London M&A team was led by partners Philip Broke, Gavin Weir and Allan Taylor, with associates Anthony Vasey and Tamara Kilner.
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