Demian von Poelnitz

Associate, New York



Demian is an associate in the Debt Finance practice of White & Case's New York office. He has experience representing major commercial banks, investment banks, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in a wide range of credit facilities, which are domestic and global in nature, including secured and unsecured syndicated financings, first lien and second lien financings, cross-border acquisition financings, dividend recapitalizations, ABL facilities, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and general bank lending.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
College of William and Mary Law School
Bates College


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).

Brookfield Asset Management and GIC
Representation of a consortium comprising Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners and GIC, as private equity sponsors, in the financing of the US$8.4 billion leveraged acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR) (G&W). The transaction resulted in G&W becoming a privately held company. This deal was awarded "Private Equity Deal of the Year" by IFLR for 2020.

Deutsche Bank
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch in connection with the US$1.194 billion refinancing of the existing Credit Agreement of WilsonArt LLC, a world leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered surface options for use in furniture, office and retail spaces.

Phoenix Tower
Representation of Bank of Nova Scotia as administrative agent and lender in connection with a US$269.54 million and €18.5 million loan with a US$193.46 million delayed draw facility and a US$75 million incremental facility to Phoenix Tower and Phoenix Tower International Ibérica to fund the acquisition or construction of infrastructure assets and other general corporate purposes.

Representation of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with its US$1.9 billion syndicated financing of Sabre GLBL.

Rand Logistics, Inc
Representation of American Industrial Partners in connection with the exit financing of Rand Logistics, Inc., following bankruptcy proceedings, consisting of a $170 million US Revolving Commitment, Canadian Revolving Commitment of $100 million, $8 million US term loan and $15.4 million Canadian term loan.