Rebecca Gottlieb is a partner in the Firm's Debt Finance practice in New York. Rebecca's experience includes advising leading commercial and investment banks, alternative capital providers, other financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on a broad range of bank financing matters, including domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, asset-based financings, exit financings, restructurings and dividend recapitalizations.
Representation of Dynegy Inc., a leading US producer and seller of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services, and Energy Capital Partners III LLC, a private equity firm focused on investing in North America's energy infrastructure, as finance counsel, in connection with the US$3.3 billion acquisition of GDF Suez Energy North America Inc., the US fossil fuel portfolio of Engie SA, a French utility company.
Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC, Barclays Bank PLC and UBS Securities LLC, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Running Managers, with respect to $1.381 billion of senior secured exit financing for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries. The exit financing consisted of a US$75.0 million domestic ABL facility, a US$603.0 million domestic Term Loan facility, a US$628.375 international Term Loan facility and a US$75.0 million international Revolving Credit facility.
Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC as joint lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Santarus, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by physician specialists by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a specialty pharmaceutical company that offers innovative gastrointestinal treatments. The financing consisted of a US$1.2 billion senior secured term loan facility and a US$150 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
Representation of Jefferies Finance LLC, as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Book Manager, with respect to the financing of a US$535 million term loan facility provided to KCG Holdings, Inc., a global independent securities firm engaged in market making, high-frequency electronic trading and other financial services. The purpose of the financing was to provide consideration for the merger of Knight Capital Group, Inc. and GETCO Holding Company, LLC, as part of KCG Holdings, Inc., a new public holding company.
Representation of Rabobank (i) as agent with respect to the Debtors’ Pre-Petition Credit Facility (as defined below) and (ii) as agent with respect to the DIP Facility and the A/R Facility, collectively totalling up to US$850 million in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Southern Foods Group, LLC, Dean Foods Company, and their affiliated debtors.