Acquisition Finance 2018

Acquisition Finance 2018

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-912377-45-9



  • £300.00

Getting the Deal Through's Acquisition Finance addresses the provisions and obligations for debtors and creditors in structuring international acquisitions.

Issues covered include: General structuring of financing, foreign law and investment, debt, guarantees and collateral, funding, flex provisions, securities demands, enforcement, Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing and discount debt instruments.

Revised and updated in May 2018, this edition features the following jurisdictions:

  • Albania
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • England & Wales
  • France
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Ryan Bekkerus, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Ryan Bekkerus is a Partner in the Corporate Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Bekkerus represents the Firm’s investment banking clients in connection with corporate finance transactions, with a focus on high yield offerings and initial public offerings. He also regularly represents leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including acquisition financings, corporate governance and other securities and corporate law matters.

Recent transactions include representing various private equity sponsors in offerings to finance the acquisitions of American Tire Distributors, Del Monte Foods Company, MultiPlan and Trader Corporation; representing the underwriters in offerings to finance the acquisitions of Burger King, Pharmaceutical Product Development and STP/Armor All, in debt financings for AutoNation, Brunswick Corporation, Colt Defense, Denbury Resources and Nebraska Book Company and in the initial public offering for Globalstar; representing Sealy Corporation and Vanguard Health Systems in connection with refinancing existing indebtedness; and representing Chart Industries and Team Health Holdings in connection with their initial public offerings.

Alexandra Kaplan, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Alexandra Kaplan is a Partner in the Corporate Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Ms. Kaplan focuses her practice on syndicated financings, with an emphasis on leveraged financing. She has significant experience representing investment banks, financial institutions, financial sponsors and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged and investment grade senior credit facilities, subordinated bridge loans and asset-based credit facilities.

She has also represented financial institutions and corporate clients in connection with the restructuring of existing credit facilities and other related financings, including DIP and exit financings. Her clients have included JPMorgan, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, RBC, UBS, Apax Partners and The Blackstone Group.

Ms. Kaplan received her J.D. in 2002 from Columbia Law School and her B.A. in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Marisa Stavenas, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 

Marisa Stavenas is a Partner in the Firm’s corporate department. She represents both investment banking and corporate clients in a wide variety of domestic and international capital raising and restructuring transactions, including public and private sales of debt securities, tender offer and exchange offer transactions, offerings of common, convertible and preferred securities and initial public offerings, with an emphasis on high-yield debt and restructuring transactions. Ms. Stavenas also works with corporate issuers on an ongoing basis as designated underwriters’ counsel in connection with offerings by such issuers. In addition, Ms. Stavenas regularly advises corporate clients on securities laws, corporate governance and other general matters.

Ms. Stavenas has represented Hovnanian Enterprises in several financing transactions, including a series of restructuring transactions consisting of secured debt offerings, tender offers and an exchange offer. Other representative transactions include advising investment banking clients in secured debt offerings for GeoEye, Inc. and to finance The Reader’s Digest Association’s emergence from bankruptcy, securities offerings and tender offers for Owens-Illinois, debt offerings and a split-off transaction for Halliburton Company and the IPO of its subsidiary KBR and exchange offers for Domtar Corporation (cross-border) and WESCO International. Ms. Stavenas has also represented private equity firms in connection with financing transactions for leveraged buyouts.

Ms. Stavenas received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University School of Law in 1999. She received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Washington University in 1996.


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