Kyle Ezzedine

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Kyle Ezzedine is an associate in the Firm's Tax Group. Kyle’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border taxation, including tax aspects of global financing transactions, securities offerings, securitizations, restructuring transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
Juris Doctor
New York University School of Law
Bachelor of Science
Cornell University
Languages
English

Experience

Representative matters include the representation of:

Clariant Corporation, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, SCG Chemicals (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. and Hexagon International, Inc., 50% equityholders of GTC Technology US, LLC and GTC Technology International LP, a global licensor of process technologies, process equipment solutions, chemicals and catalysts to the petrochemical, refinery and gas processing materials, in the sale of those entities to Sulzer US Holding Inc. and Sulzer AG.

TICP CLO VI 2016-2 Management, LLC as collateral manager on the refinancing of US$412 million of collateralized loan obligation notes by TICP CLO VI 2016-2, Ltd., as issuer, and TICP CLO VI 2016-2 LLC, as co-issuer.

TICP CLO XIII Management, LLC as collateral manager on the issuance of US$456 million of collateralized loan obligation notes by TICP CLO XIII, Ltd., as issuer, and TICP CLO XIII, LLC, as co-issuer.

Caixa Econômica Federal, UBS Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and XP Securities, LLC, as joint bookrunner, in Caixa Econômica Federal’s secondary global offering of its 3.24% stake in Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as placement agent, on the issuance of US$402.83 million of collateralized loan obligation notes by Ballyrock CLO 2019-1 Ltd., as issuer, and Ballyrock CLO 2019-1 LLC, as co-issuer.

GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC as placement agent on the issuance of US$283.5 million of collateralized debt obligation notes.

Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Santander Investment Securities Inc., Banco do Brasil Securities LLC, Bradesco Securities, Inc., BTG Pactual US Capital, LLC and XP Securities LLC as international placement agents in the primary share sale offering by Light S.A. (a leading Brazilian energy company) and secondary share sale by Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais–CEMIG.

Avon International Capital p.l.c., a wholly owned subsidiary of Avon Products, Inc., the number one leading direct-selling beauty company in the world, on its high-yield offering of US$400 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.500% senior secured notes due 2022.

GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC, as placement agent, Anchorage Credit Funding 1, Ltd. (the issuer) and Anchorage Credit Funding I, LLC (the co-issuer, and together with the issuer, the co-issuers) on the refinancing of the co-issuers’ outstanding notes.

BNP Paribas as arranger and initial purchaser of the €407.5 million new issue of BNPP AM EURO CLO 2019 for BNP Paribas Asset Management as collateral manager.

Morgan Stanley & Co. as initial purchaser of €360.4 million Toro European CLO 6 DAC for Chenavari Credit Partners LLP as investment manager.

Anchorage Capital CLO 11, Ltd. (the issuer), Anchorage Capital CLO 11, LLC (the co-issuer, together with the issuer, the co-issuers) and Wells Fargo Securities LC, as initial purchaser, on the co-issuers' collateralized loan obligation note issuance.

BNP Paribas Securities Corp. as arranger and the dealers in connection with the establishment by BBVA Bancomer S.A., Institucion de Banca Multiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, a leading multi-purpose bank with limited liability organized under Mexican law, of its US$10 billion medium-term notes program under Rule 144A/Regulation S.

Goldman Sachs International as arranger and placement agent of the €436.2 million reset of St. Paul's CLO II DAC for Intermediate Capital Managers Ltd. as investment manager.

Promigas S.A. E.S.P. and its subsidiary Gases del Pacífico S.A.C. as co-issuers in a debut Rule 144A and Regulation S offer and sale of US$400 million 3.750% senior notes due 2029.

Società di Progetto Brebemi S.p.A. on the €307 million senior secured loan facilities agreement granted by a pool of banks which included UniCredit, Banco BPM, Unione di Banche Italiane, Monte dei Paschi di Siena e Intesa Sanpaolo. Also represented Brebemi, the operator of the Italian toll road which runs from Brescia to Milan, on its €1.679 billion project bond financing.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as placement agent on the issuance of approximately US$454 million of collateralized loan obligation notes by Crown Point CLO 8 Ltd., as issuer, and Crown Point CLO 8 LLC, as co-issuer.

GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC as placement agent on the issuance of US$405 million of collateralized debt obligation notes by Anchorage Credit Funding 9, Ltd.

WOM S.A. (Kenbourne Invest S.A.) on its US$450 million high yield bond issue and on its US$200 million (equivalent) pari passu senior credit facilities, which together provided WOM with an aggregate US$650 million (equivalent).

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as placement agent on the issuance of US$584.075 million of collateralized loan obligation notes by Anchorage Capital CLO 9, Ltd. as issuer and Anchorage Capital CLO 9, LLC as co-issuer.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as placement agent on the collateralized loan obligation note issuance by HalseyPoint CLO I, Ltd. (the issuer) and HalseyPoint CLO I, LLC (the co-issuer, together with the issuer, the co-issuers) of the co-issuers’ collateralized loan obligation note issuance.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as global coordinator, lender and administrative agent, on a US$310 million term loan facility to HSBC México, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero HSBC, as borrower, to be used for general corporate purposes.

Companhia de Locação das Américas, the leading fleet outsourcing company and the second largest car rental company in Brazil in terms of fleet numbers and gross profit, and Principal–Gestão de Activos e Consultoria Administrativa e Financeira S.A., a Portuguese investment fund and selling shareholder, on a Rule 144A/Regulation S primary and secondary follow-on equity offering of the issuer's common shares on the São Paulo Stock Exchange.

Greensledge Capital Markets LLC as placement agent on the issuance of approximately US$461.5 million of collateralized debt obligation notes by FDF V Ltd., as issuer, and FDF V LLC, as co-issuer.

Symphony Asset Management LLC as collateral manager on the issuance of US$376 million of collateralized loan obligation notes by Symphony CLO XVI, Ltd., as issuer, and Symphony CLO XVI LLC, as co-issuer.

Antares CLO 2019-2, Ltd. (the issuer), Antares CLO 2019-2, LLC (the co-issuer and together with the issuer, the issuers) and Antares Capital Advisers LLC (the collateral manager) on a US$400.8 million collateralized loan obligation note issuance.

Jefferies LLC as initial purchaser in the sale by PAR Technology Corp. of US$120 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.875% convertible senior notes due 2026.

WOM S.A. (Kenbourne Invest S.A., trading as WOM) on its US$60 million high yield bond tap issuance, which together with the recent inaugural US$450 million high yield bond issue and US$200 million (equivalent) pari passu senior credit facilities provide WOM S.A. with an aggregate US$710 million (equivalent).

Buckeye Partners, L.P. as issuer on its solicitation of consents from the holders of US$2.65 billion of its registered notes.

Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., the largest Mexican airline, on its Rule 144A/Res S offering of US$400 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.000% senior notes due 2025.

Moura Dubeux Engenharia S.A. on a Rule 144A/Regulation S equity offering of 58,150,895 common shares in an aggregate amount of BRL 1.105 billion (approximately US$265 million).

Alpha Holding, S.A. de C.V. (AlphaCredit), on its Rule 144A/Reg S offering of 9.000% senior notes due 2025 in an aggregate principal amount of US$400 million.

GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC, as placement agent, on the issuance by Anchorage Credit Funding 11, Ltd. as issuer and Anchorage Credit Funding 11, LLC, as co-issuer of US$403.7 million of collateralized debt obligation notes.

Morgan Stanley & Co. as sole arranger and initial purchaser of the €421.1 million Sound Point Euro CLO III Funding DAC for Sound Point Capital.

GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC as placement agent on the issuance by Anchorage Credit Funding 10, Ltd. as issuer and Anchorage Credit Funding 10, LLC as co-issuer of US$509.60 million of collateralized debt obligation notes.

Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, in its investment of approximately US$400 million in Bilibili Inc., a China-based provider of online entertainment services, through subscription of new shares.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. in a private placement of US$500 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.900% notes due 2030.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch as administrative agent, collateral agent, L/C issuer, mandated lead arranger, swing line Lender and bookrunner, and KeyBank National Association as mandated lead arranger and bookrunner, on a US$100 million senior secured term loan facility and a US$100 million senior secured revolving facility to a portfolio company with 13 domestic and foreign subsidiaries operating bulk storage facilities throughout the United States.

Varonis Systems, Inc. in the sale of US$253 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.25% convertible senior notes due 2025, reflecting the exercise in full of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase an additional US$33 million aggregate principal amount of notes.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and The Korea Development Bank as lead arrangers and lenders on a back-leverage US$184 million financing for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of a 60 MW AC solar photovoltaic power plant

Rubis Terminal as issuer on its offering of €410 million 5.625% notes due 2025.

Techniplas LLC, a provider of technical solutions to the automotive, transportation and industrial markets, in its sale of the issued and outstanding equity interests and assets of certain of its subsidiaries in the context of the Techniplas LLC's chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Ânima Holding S.A. on a Rule 144A/Regulation S equity follow-on offering on the B3 (São Paulo Stock Exchange) and concurrent Rule 144A/Reg S offering of an aggregate of 30,350,720 common shares, resulting in net proceeds to the company of R$1.0513 billion.

Nordea Bank Abp on the annual update of its US$25 billion global medium-term note (GMTN) program and a subsequent US$1 billion offering of 1.000% 3-year restricted senior preferred notes due 2023 under the program.