Joseph Brazil

Partner, New York



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, manufacturing, health, hotels, consumer products, food, industrials, and pharmaceuticals, among others.

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Columbia Law School
Stanford University


Representation of Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, as administrative agent, collateral agent, L/C issuer and swing line lender, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as syndication agent, in connection with the senior secured financing of up to US$825 million to Trinseo Materials Operating S.C.A. and Trinseo Materials Finance, Inc.

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, joint bookrunner and joint lead arranger in financing the acquisition by Summit Partners, L.P. of ABILITY Network Inc. and ABILITY Network Holding Inc. The financing consisted of a first-lien term loan in the amount of US$202 million and first-lien revolving loan in the amount of US$20 million, and a second-lien term loan in the amount of US$80 million. Ability Network Inc. is a leading healthcare technology company that provides a broad suite of innovative workflow tools to help manage the administrative complexities of healthcare.

Representation of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as administrative agent, Joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, with respect to a US$235.0 million senior secured term loan and revolving credit facility provided to Affinity Gaming, LLC.

Representation of Deutsche Bank in connection with a US$516 million senior secured refinancing provided to BWAY Holding Company, a leading North American manufacturer of general line rigid containers and a Canadian subsidiary. The refinancing consisted of US$512 million in term loans and a US$75 million revolving credit facility.

Represented Deutsche Bank in connection with a US$1.1 billion senior secured refinancing provided to RSC Holdings III, LLC, RSC Equipment Rental Inc. and a Canadian subsidiary thereof, a leading North American rental service corporation. The refinancing consisted of U.S. and Canadian revolving credit facilities.

Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC, as administrative agent with respect to the financing of a US$75 million asset based revolving credit facility provided to TMX Finance LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, a privately-owned consumer finance company focusing on automobile title lending, believed to be the largest automobile title lender in the United States based on title loans receivable.

Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC in connection with its proposal to provide a portion of, and arrange, senior secured bank financings to finance the acquisition of Bojangles.