Brett Pallin

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Brett Pallin is a partner in White & Case's Debt Finance practice, based in New York. Brett's practice focuses primarily on representing private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in relation to a wide range of leveraged, corporate finance and M&A transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, asset-based financings, DIP financings, exit financings, investment grade facilities and dividend recapitalizations. Brett also has extensive experience with liability management transactions.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BSM
Finance
Tulane University
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of a private equity firm on the financing for its $5.3 billion take-private of an international energy-from-waste and industrial waste management services company, consisting of a $1.435 billion syndicated senior secured term loan facility, a $440 million senior secured revolving credit facility and $300 million of senior unsecured notes.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $470 million of syndicated senior secured financing (consisting of a $420 million term loan facility and a $50 million revolving credit facility) for the acquisition of a branded packaging, trim and supply chain solutions company.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $675 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $600 million term loan facility and a $75 million revolving credit facility) for the acquisition of a company engaged in the utilities service industry and a subsequent $1.13 billion syndicated senior secured financing (consisting of an $810 million first lien term loan facility, a $100 million first lien revolving credit facility and a $220 million second lien term loan facility) to enable the refinancing of its acquisition financing.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with an $825 million syndicated senior secured financing (consisting of a $675 million term loan facility and a $150 million revolving credit facility) to enable the refinancing of existing debt of a publicly-held portfolio company engaged in the consumer products industry.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with the syndicated senior secured financing to support a $5.7 billion transaction involving the co-investment and merger of two portfolio companies of two leading private equity firms.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $610 million of senior secured recurring revenue financing (consisting of a $510 million term loan facility, a $50 million revolving credit facility and a $50 million delayed draw term loan facility) for the acquisition and merger of three companies engaged in SaaS solutions.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $675 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $600 million term loan facility and a $75 million revolving credit facility) for the acquisition of a gym franchisee operating over 90 fitness gyms.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $500 million of syndicated senior secured financing (consisting of a $425 million term loan facility and a $75 million revolving credit facility) for the acquisition of a leading independent broker-dealer.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $380 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $240 million term loan facility, a $40 million revolving credit facility and a $100 million delayed draw term loan facility) for the acquisition of a leading provider of technology-enabled, customer engagement and content management solutions.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $252.5 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $147.5 million term loan facility, a $25 million revolving credit facility and an $80 million delayed draw term loan facility) for the acquisition of a leading provider of residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical and indoor air quality services.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $395 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $345 million term loan facility and a $50 million senior secured revolving credit facility) for the acquisition of a leading aftermarket parts and accessories manufacturer serving the outdoor recreation market.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $590 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $190 million term loan facility, a $40 million revolving credit facility and two delayed draw term facilities totaling $260 million) for the acquisition of an insurance and employee benefits brokerage firm.*

Representation of a private equity firm in connection with $145 million of senior secured financing (consisting of a $120 million term loan facility and a $25 million revolving credit facility) to refinance existing debt of a portfolio company engaged in the manufacturing of complex work platform solutions and to enable its merger with a company engaged in custom chute systems for distribution and manufacturing facilities.*

Representation of numerous privately-held and public corporate borrowers in connection with their financing activities.*

Representation of a global provider of educational travel experiences in connection with a DIP financing and related exit facilities in connection with restructuring more than $768 million of debt in connection their prepackaged Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York after the worldwide shutdown of travel due to COVID-19 negatively impacted their businesses during their peak tour operating season.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.