Noah Weiss is a partner in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Weiss is a member of the Finance Department with a focus on senior secured lending and leveraged finance. Mr. Weiss’ practice is extraordinarily diverse and demonstrates his versatility in representing a wide range of clients in multiple types of complex leverage finance transactions. Mr. Weiss represents financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors in structuring, negotiating and documenting US and international asset-based and cash-flow secured and unsecured loan transactions, including senior debt, second-lien debt, mezzanine debt and debtor-in-possession financings, typically in the context of acquisition financings, workouts and in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Weiss' finance practice ranges from middle-market to large-cap transactions, most frequently involving acquisitions by private equity firms of retail companies, healthcare services companies and industrials. Mr. Weiss has also represented clients recently on cross-border financings, repricing transactions, incremental facilities and unitranche financings.
Mr. Weiss has also represented a broad range of US and international clients in public and private mergers, acquisitions and securities offerings, as well as leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructurings and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Weiss received his JD from Columbia University School of Law in 2000, where he served on the Columbia Law Review and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation, Mr. Weiss served as a law clerk to Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. Weiss' representative lender clients include:
- Goldman Sachs
- Jefferies Finance
- Antares Capital
- Deutsche Bank
- WhiteHorse Finance
- Golub Capital
- Owl Rock Capital
- Royal Bank of Canada
Below is a list of some of Mr. Weiss’ notable client representations in recent years:
- Large-cap leveraged financings:
- Goldman Sachs in the cross-border credit facilities that financed Onex Corporation’s acquisition of WireCo WorldGroup
- Deutsche Bank in the first-lien credit facility that financed American Securities’ acquisition of NAPA Management Services
- Jefferies Finance in a senior secured term loan financing for The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc.
- Goldman Sachs in repricing and incremental term loan financings for Coveris, a Sun Capital portfolio company
- Jefferies Finance in repricing and incremental term loan financings for Surgery Partners, an H.I.G. Capital portfolio company
- Goldman Sachs, Jefferies Finance, Credit Suisse and Citigroup in the cross-border financing of Baring Private Equity Asia’s acquisition of Vistra Group and Orangefield Group
- Goldman Sachs and UBS Securities in the cross-border refinancing for Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH, a portfolio company of Triton Advisors and Rhone Group Capital
- Middle-market leveraged financings
- Major bank in a senior secured credit facility for a private equity-backed title insurance agency
- WhiteHorse Finance in a unitranche financing for a private equity-backed acquisition of a grocery store chain
- Tree Line Capital Partners in a senior secured term loan facility for a private equity-backed acquisition of a supplier of crop protection products to the agriculture industry