Eliza McDougall is a partner in the New York office of White & Case LLP, and Head of the Firm's Americas Debt Finance practice. Eliza also serves as Chair of the Americas Operations Council and as a member of the Firm’s elected Partnership Committee.
Eliza represents leading investment and commercial banks; direct lenders; corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors on a wide range of financing matters, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, asset-based financings, project and structured financings and general corporate lending transactions.
Eliza has a proven ability to manage complex, multijurisdictional transactions and work alongside teams of the Firm's lawyers from around the world. Clients that have benefited from her knowledge of the banking sector include Deutsche Bank, UBS, Jefferies Finance and Stone Point Capital.
Representation of Stone Point Capital, in connection with a US$1.55 billion first lien term loan facility, a US$200 million first lien revolving credit facility, and a US$450 million second lien term loan facility, the proceeds of which were used to fund the acquisition of Duff & Phelps (including the repayment of Duff & Phelps’ outstanding debt).
Representation of Deutsche Bank in connection with a US$50 million asset-backed revolving credit facility to certain affiliates of Cumulus Media, Inc.
Representation of UBS, as arranger, in connection with a US$1.32 billion incremental term loan facility for ION Trading Technologies S.a r.l. and ION Trading Finance Limited for the purposes of funding the acquisition of Fidessa Group plc, a publicly traded UK company.
Representation of Stone Point Capital in connection with financing for Focus Financial Partners, LLC consisting of a US$1.405 billion first lien credit facility with Royal Bank of Canada, as term loan administrative agent and Bank of America, N.A., as revolving administrative agent and a US$207 million second lien credit facility with Royal Bank of Canada, as second lien administrative agent.
Representation of Newport Group, Inc. and Kelso & Company in connection with a US$270 million first lien term loan and revolving credit facility and US$60 million second lien term loan facility for the purposes of financing the acquisition of a portion of the equity interests of Newport by Kelso & Company and refinancing existing debt.
Representation of Riverstone Credit Partners in connection with a US$100 million secured term loan to affiliates of Hoover Ferguson.
Representation of UBS, Banco Bradesco and HSBC, as joint lead arrangers with respect to a US$1.15 billion Bridge Term Loan facility to finance Natura Cosméticos' acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Barclays Bank plc, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS Securities and Natixis, as joint lead arrangers, in connection with the US$4.25 billion senior secured super-priority debtor-in-possession credit facilities for Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company LLC and the US$4.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilities for Tex Energy LLC incurred to refinance and replace the New DIP Facilities upon the emergence of TCEH from bankruptcy.
Representation of Hess Midstream Partners LP in connection with its US$350 million revolving credit agreement. JPMorgan Chase acted as Administrative Agent.
Representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent, in connection with an US$4.5 billion term loan facility for Dow Corning Corporation for purposes of financing a restructuring of its ownership.
Representation of JBS SA, the world's largest beef, pork, poultry and lamb processing company, in connection with various term loan facilities.
Listed in Euromoney's Women in Business Law Guide for Banking & Finance, 2020
Ranked Lawyer, Banking & Finance – Chambers USA 2020 and Chambers Global 2020
Recognised Practitioner, Commercial Lending – Legal 500 US 2019