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

David Ridley

Partner, New York

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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, alternative capital providers, 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, unitranche 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

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with US$1.910 billion in senior secured credit facilities provided to Owens-Illinois Group, Inc. consisting of US$910 million term loan facility provided to certain of the company’s US, Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries, together with a US$300 million revolving facility and a US$700 million multicurrency revolving facility.

Represented Rain Carbon, Inc. in connection with a €390 million term loan facility made to its wholly-owned German subsidiary Rain Carbon GmbH and a US$150 million multi-currency revolving credit facility made available to RCI and certain of its subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, Germany and Belgium.

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with a US$50 million asset-based revolving credit facility for Sunsource, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.  Also represented the lead arrangers in connection with incremental facilities for Sunsource’s acquisitions of Ryan Herco and UDG.

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with the extension and repricing of US$4.475 billion in term loan facilities and a US$850 million revolving credit facility extended to Univision Communications Inc. and Univision of Puerto Rico Inc., the owners of a Spanish language media business.

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with the financing of SS&C Technologies' acquisition of Advent Software (including US$2.23 billion in senior secured term loan B facilities, US$250 million in senior secured term loan A facilities and a US$150 million revolving credit facility).

Represented Kansas City Southern in connection with its new US$800 million revolving credit facility, which refinanced and replaced in full the existing revolving credit facilities of KCS and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kansas City Southern de Mexico, respectively. 

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with the provision of US$710 million in senior secured credit facilities (consisting of a US$660 million senior secured term loan and a US$50 million revolving facility) to Mitel Communications to finance its acquisition of Mavenir.

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with the provision of US$1.55 billion in senior secured credit facilities to Mallinckrodt to finance the acquisition of Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., consisting of a US$1.3 billion senior secured term loan facility and a US$250 million senior secured multicurrency revolving credit facility secured by collateral in the United States, Ireland, Luxembourg and Switzerland.  Also represented the lead arrangers in connection with the US$600 million incremental term loan facility to finance Mallinckrodt’s acquisition of Sucampo.

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with the provision of US$800 million in senior secured credit facilities to certain subsidiaries of Indivior plc in connection with its spin out from Reckitt Benckiser.  Also represented the lead arrangers in connection with the extension and refinancing of the credit facilities.

Represented the lead arrangers in connection with the financing of T.H. Lee’s acquisition of Party City (including a US$1.125 billion term loan facility and a US$400 million asset-based revolving credit facility). Also represented the lead arrangers in connection with the repricing and refinancing of the term loan facility.