Graham Silnicki

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Graham is an associate in the Banking Group of White & Case's New York office. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of major commercial banks, investment banks, private equity sponsors, funds and corporate borrowers in connection with a variety of domestic and global finance transactions, including secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, investment-grade financings, asset-based loans and leveraged acquisition financings.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Journalism
Ryerson University
Languages
English

Experience

Avast Software, a global leader in the security software industry, as borrower, in connection with the financing arrangements for its US$1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies, a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, by way of a public tender offer. Credit Suisse International acted as administrative agent and collateral agent, with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies Finance LLC, UBS Securities LLC, Bank Of America Merrill Lynch International Limited and Société Générale as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners.

Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, collateral agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with first-lien term loan, second-lien term loan and revolving credit facilities totalling US$530 million to finance the leveraged acquisition of Cyanco, a producer of chemicals for the mining industry, by Cerberus Capital Management, as sponsor.

Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a US$175 million term loan B credit facility extended to Commercial Vehicle Group, an international supplier of components for commercial vehicles and heavy equipment.

Harvest Partners, as sponsor, in connection with the financing arrangements for its leveraged acquisition of the Dwyer Group family of companies. Ares Capital Corporation acted as administrative agent and collateral agent, with Ares Capital Management LLC and Varagon Capital Partners, L.P. as joint lead arrangers and joint lead bookrunners.

UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, sole lead arranger and bookrunner, in connection with a US$300 million first-lien term loan credit facility extended to GoWireless, a mobile device retailer.

Pilot Travel Centers LLC, a leading operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America, as borrower, in connection with the US$4.617 billion refinancing of its term loan A, term loan B and revolving credit facilities. Bank of America, N.A. acted as administrative agent, with Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bank, National Association, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners.

Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with term loan B and revolving credit facilities totalling US$1.55 billion provided to CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products, and a US$1.3 billion term loan B credit facility provided to its parent, CITGO Holding, Inc.

Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle-market private equity firm, as sponsor, in connection with term loan, delayed draw and revolving credit facilities totalling US$131 million to finance its acquisition of Pharm-Olam International, a multinational, full-service clinical research organization serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Healthcare Financial Solutions, LLC acted as agent, with Capital One, National Association, as sole lead arranger and bookrunner.