Chris is an associate in White & Case's Debt Finance practice in Los Angeles. His experience includes advising major commercial banks, investment banks, financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in relation to domestic and cross-border leveraged acquisition financings, mezzanine financings, financial restructurings, investment grade facilities and general bank lending.
Prior to joining White & Case's Los Angeles office, Chris worked as an associate in the Firm's Stockholm office.
Representation of Barclays Bank PLC, as lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with a US$335 million senior secured term loan facility and a US$50 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility made to Gravity Oilfield Operating LLC (Gravity), a leading water and energy infrastructure company backed by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group. The loan facilities were used to refinance Gravity's existing credit facilities and finance its acquisition of On Point Oilfield Holdings, LLC from White Deer Energy.
Representation of Morgan Stanley (as administrative agent and lead arranger) in connection with the arrangement of senior secured credit facilities to fund the acquisition of the sports content company Perform by STATS LLC (a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company).
Representation of Jefferies as lead bank in connection with the arrangement of senior secured credit facilities to finance the management leveraged buyout supported by Novalpina Capital of the Luxembourg headquartered cyber intelligence company NSO Group.
Representation of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, a leading operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, as finance counsel, in connection with US$4.2 billion senior secured credit facilities in the form of a Term Loan A facility, a delayed draw Term Loan A facility and a revolving facility, incurred to refinance Pilot's existing credit facilities.
Representation of Investindustrial VI L.P., a leading European private equity firm, with the financing in connection with the acquisition of Jupiter Holding I Corp., a global manufacturer of premium spas, swim spas, whirlpool, soaker and walk-in bathtubs and related bathroom products and accessories, operating under such brands as Jacuzzi®, Sundance®, Dimension One Spas®, Hydropool®, ThermoSpas® and BathWraps®.
Representation of Harvest Partners with financing in connection with its acquisition of Material Handling Services, the largest U.S. provider of brand-independent fleet management and asset management services (including procurement, installation, maintenance and disposal of equipment such as forklifts, docks and doors) to retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and hospitality companies.