Joseph H. Brazil
Joseph Brazil is a Debt Finance partner in the New York office of White & Case. Joseph represents major commercial and investment banks as lead agents and arrangers in all aspects of financing transactions, with an emphasis on acquisition and leveraged financings.
As counsel for the agent banks, Joseph is involved in all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting such transactions, including the negotiation of credit agreements, security arrangements and intercreditor arrangements. Joseph has represented lenders in transactions involving borrowers operating in a wide variety of industries, including financial institutions, media and communications, technology, manufacturing, health, hotels, consumer products, food, industrials, and pharmaceuticals, among others.
Representative transactions include:
Representation of Eaton Corporation, as Borrower, in connection with its US$2.5 billion financing. The financing comprised of a US$2 billion revolving credit facility and a US$500 million revolving credit facility. Eaton Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient power management products and services to effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably.
Representation of Morgan Stanley in connection with a US$400 million refinancing for LifeMiles Ltd., a company that partners with airlines and offers travel rewards.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Administrative Agent, on a US$750 million incremental term loan facility and US$375 million refinancing revolving credit facility for Trinseo Materials Operating SCA.
Representation of Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent, collateral agent, swing line lender, an L/C issuer, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a secured credit facility to finance its acquisition of certain data colocation operations and assets from AT&T.
Representation of The Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, in connection with senior secured financings provided to Phoenix Tower International, a premier site provider to wireless operators across the Americas in high-growth markets.
Representation of multinational banks as administrative agent and incremental lender in incremental loans facilities provided to a leading provider of converged communications infrastructure and services for advanced network connectivity in Peru, Chile, and Colombia.
Representation of Deutsche Bank as lead arranger, administrative agent and lender in connection with a senior secured delayed draw term loan facility provided to an affiliate of Learfield Communications.
Representation of UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent, collateral agent, a lender and an issuing bank and UBS Securities LLC, as joint lead arranger and joint lead bookrunner, in connection with senior secured credit facilities provided to finance TPG Growth's acquisition of Medical Solutions, a medical staffing company. Additionally, the representation of UBS Securities LLC, as lead arranger and UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with incremental first and second lien facilities provided to Medical Solutions to finance its acquisition of C&A Industries, an Omaha-based staffing and recruitment firm.
Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent and collateral agent, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as joint lead arranger and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as joint lead arranger and new term lender in connection with a senior secured financing to LifeMiles Ltd.