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Nicole D. Fanjul

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
 
 

Nicole Fanjul, Co-Deputy Office Managing Partner for the New York office, represents lenders and corporate borrowers in a variety of complex financings, with a particular focus on syndicated leveraged finance and direct lending transactions.

Drawing on her sophisticated understanding of the debt financing market, Ms. Fanjul develops creative solutions for clients using a range of loan products. She serves as a go-to advisor to a number of large, multinational investment banks and direct lenders, as well as corporate borrowers from across industries.

Ms. Fanjul’s practice includes:

  • Leveraged buyout financings
  • Direct lending transactions
  • Liability management transactions
  • Investment-grade financings
  • Mezzanine financings
  • Margin loans

Ms. Fanjul currently serves as the firm’s Co-Deputy New York Office Managing Partner. She has also previously served as the Local Leader of the New York office’s Black Lawyers Affinity Group, and as a member of the Women Enriching Business Committee (WEB) and the Associates Committee.

In addition to her commercial work, Ms. Fanjul frequently advises on immigration-related pro bono matters.

Ms. Fanjul’s experience includes advising:

Direct Lending Transactions
  • The Carlyle Group in the US$380 million term loan facilities in connection with Madison Dearborn Partners’ acquisition of ARCH Precision Components Corp., a manufacturer of precision-machined components, medical instruments and implants, and consumable cutting tools, to refinance existing debt
  • HPS Investment Partners in a US$545 million term loan and revolving credit facility, concurrent with a US$95 million mezzanine notes offering, in connection with Ankura Intermediate Holdings’ acquisition of Thoreau Holdco and Navigant Consulting (Europe) Limited, a provider of professional services
  • HPS Investment Partners in a US$792 million term loan and revolving credit facility for Sovos Compliance, a designer of technology solutions to help businesses meet the demands of their tax compliance and reporting obligations
  • CPPIB Credit Investments in a US$138 million term loan facility in connection with Blackstone’s acquisition of Frischkorn Audio-Visual Corp, an audiovisual and live event production company
  • PSP Investments as a lender in a US$300 million second lien term loan facility for GTCR, a leading private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition of Consumer Cellular 
  • Fortress Investment Group in a US$290 million term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with Genstar's acquisition of Telestream Holdings Corporation, a provider of desktop components, applications, enterprise-class digital media transcoding, and workflow systems
  • HPS Investment Partners in term loans and a revolving credit facility in connection with Hg Capital's acquisition of CaseWare International, a provider of software solutions
Syndicated Lending Transactions
  • Morgan Stanley as agent and arranger in a US$825 million term loan and revolving credit facility for Gogo Intermediate Holdings, in connection with the refinancing of its existing secured notes and asset-based revolving credit facility 
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank, New York Branch in a US$310 million facility for GI DI Rushmore Finance Merger Sub LLC in connection with the refinancing of its existing facility and the acquisition of Clarity Telecom 
  • Jefferies Finance in a US$1.55 billion term loan in connection with L. Catterton’s acquisition of Truck Hero
  • Citibank as agent and arranger in a US$3.9 billion revolving credit facility for the energy company operator NRG Energy, as well as in various amendments under that facility; relatedly, advised Credit Suisse in letter of credit facility collateralized by the issuance of US$900 million of pre-capitalized trust securities, for NRG
  • Citibank in a US$650 million term loan facility for PQ Corporation, a chemical producer, to refinance existing debt, as well as subsequent amendments to revolving credit facilities and term loan facilities for PQ Corporation
  • Jefferies Finance in the first lien senior secured term loan and revolver and second lien secured term loan in connection with Thoma Bravo's acquisition of EM Eagle Merger Sub, a proprietary electronic platform
  • JPMorgan in US$38.3 billion term loan facilities in connection with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited's acquisition of Shire plc, an Ireland-based biopharmaceutical company
  • A multinational banking and financial services company in a US$2.3 billion first lien term loan facility for Quikrete Holdings
Other Borrower-Side Transactions
  • Baring Private Equity Asia in a term loan facility in connection with its US$4.3 billion take-private acquisition of Nord Anglia Education
  • The Cooper Companies, a global medical device company, in a series of transactions in connection with its US$1.8 billion refinancing
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, an information technology consulting and technology services provider, in its US$2.5 billion term loan and revolving credit facility
  • Syneos, an integrated biopharmaceutical solutions company, in an amendment to a term loan and revolving credit facility to refinance existing debt
 
  • Bar Qualification
    • New York
    Education
    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2009
    • BA, Duke University, 2006
  • Practices
 
 
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