Nancy Bruington is a partner in the firm’s Finance Department and Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice.
Ms. Bruington advises clients on entertainment, sports, and media finance. She represents studios, production companies, equity sponsors, mezzanine investors, and financial institutions in motion picture, television, and digital content financing, and co-financing transactions, corporate finance transactions, financing of music assets, and the formation and capitalization of entertainment companies.
She also represents financial institutions, team owners, and teams in sports lending and acquisition financing transactions.
Ms. Bruington was recognized as a leading practitioner in Media & Entertainment: Transactional law by Chambers USA (2019-2021).
In addition to her entertainment, sports, and media work, Ms. Bruington has a broad corporate finance background. She has represented lenders, borrowers, and equity sponsors in leveraged financings for acquisitions, recapitalizations, and going-private transactions. She has advised underwriters, initial purchasers, and issuers in public and private debt and equity offerings for a range of industries.
Ms. Bruington’s experience includes representing:
- Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in a wide range of corporate financing transactions, including its US$1.7 billion revolving credit facility, US$400 million term loan B, and second lien term loan
- STX Entertainment in its formation and capitalization, including its senior secured and mezzanine credit facilities
- A24 in its senior secured revolving credit facility and various financing matters
- Anonymous Content in various financing transactions
- Miramax in its senior secured revolving credit facility and various financing matters
- Alcon Entertainment in senior and mezzanine financings and motion picture co-financing transactions
- Revolution Studios in various financing transactions
- Content Partners in various financing transactions, including production financing for the television series CSI: Cyber
- Open Road Films in its formation and capitalization, including its senior secured revolving credit facility
- Participant Media in various financing matters
- Amblin Partners in its senior secured revolving credit facility
- The ownership group led by Robert Pera in its acquisition of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team*
- The Silverstein family in its acquisition of ownership interests in the Houston Dynamo soccer club and related assets
- Multiple top tier investment and commercial banks as the administrative agent in connection with:
- Senior secured revolving credit facilities for producers of film, television, and digital content, including for a global digital media company
- A senior secured revolving credit facility for a major studio co-financing partner
- A senior secured cash-flow based credit facility to a talent agency
- A credit facility for a professional sports league
- A multi-picture production financing facility for a motion picture studio
- Private equity funds and other strategic and financial investors in:
- Mezzanine and equity investments in a studio co-financing partner and related studio production, financing, and distribution arrangement
- A series of structured financing transactions to securitize catalog of media assets owned by a portfolio company*
- A series of single-picture motion picture financing transactions*
- Multi-picture cross-border structured financing transaction to finance production of a slate of motion pictures by a portfolio company*
- UBS, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and other lending clients as administrative agent in senior, mezzanine, first lien-second lien, and other leveraged financing transactions for a wide range of industries*
*Matters handled prior to joining Latham