Gordon Mak

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Gordon Mak is a partner in the Firm's Bank Finance group in New York. Gordon represents lending institutions, private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in a variety of domestic and cross-border financings and restructuring and work-out transactions. 
 
Gordon's practice focuses primarily on advising lead arrangers, agents and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with leveraged acquisitions. He also has extensive experience with out-of-court restructurings.
 
Prior to joining White & Case, Gordon was a Counsel at another leading international law firm.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BA
Dartmouth College
Languages
English

Experience

CVC Capital Partners
Representation of CVC Capital Partners on the debt financing of its US$2.2 billion acquisition of ConvergeOne, Inc. (Nasdaq-listed global IT/ managed services provider of collaboration and technology solutions), consisting of US$960 million senior secured first lien term loan facility, US$275 million senior secured second lien term loan facility and US$250 million senior secured asset based revolving credit facility.

Roark Capital and Inspire Brands
Representation of Roark Capital and its portfolio company, Inspire Brands, a multi-branded restaurant company whose portfolio includes Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, Rusty Taco and Jimmy John’s restaurants, in financing of US$3,600.0 million in the aggregate, comprised of a US$1,575.0 million senior secured term loan B facility and a US$150.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility incurred in connection with Inspire Brand’s acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, an incremental $1,025.0 million senior secured term loan B facility and an incremental US$100.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility incurred in connection with Inspire Brand’s acquisition of Sonic and US$750.0 million First Lien Senior Secured Notes.

Restructuring of portfolio company
Representation of a private equity firm in connection with a restructuring of the debt facilities of its portfolio company in the automotive parts industry via an out-of-court restructuring.  The restructuring included equitizing the second lien term loan facility, increasing the amount of the first lien term loan facility and amending the payment waterfall under the first lien term loan facility.

Jefferies LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and HSBC
Representation of Jefferies LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in connection with their arranging a US$750 million senior secured term loan facility and a US$275 million senior secured super-priority revolving facility for Jefferies Finance LLC and JFIN Co-Issuer Corporation's, as co-borrowers, the proceeds of which are to be used to refinance certain existing debt and for general corporate purposes.