Paul Bonewitz is a partner in the Finance Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Bonewitz represents financial institutions, as well as borrowers and issuers, in leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions and acquisition financings. He has significant experience in a wide range of financing transactions, including secured and unsecured loans, special situations lending, margin lending, investment grade loans and bridge lending, and commitments.
Mr. Bonewitz was recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Mr. Bonewitz’s experience includes representation of:
- Goldman Sachs’ US$1.65 billion term loans and revolving credit facilities, concurrent with a US$580 million senior secured bond offering, in connection with Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo's acquisition of SolarWinds, Inc., a provider of information technology infrastructure management software
- Nord Anglia Education’s US$1 billion term loan and revolving credit facility in connection with Nord Anglia Education Finance LLC's acquisition of a portfolio of six schools from Meritas, LLC
- Credit Suisse AG’s and Credit Suisse Securities LLC’s €981 million term loans and revolving credit facility, concurrent with a €300 million bond offering, for Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc., a producer of vinyl, polyester, film and barrier films
- Jefferies Finance LLC’s and Jefferies LLC’s in its US$125 million asset-based revolving credit facility and US$800 million senior secured bond offering in connection with the take-private acquisition of DFC Corp., a non-bank provider of financial services
- Credit Suisse AG’s and Credit Suisse Securities LLC’s senior secured term loan facility in connection with McAndrew Forbes’ portfolio company Harland Clarke’s US$1.84 billion acquisition of marketing services company Valassis Communications
- Credit Suisse AG in its US$590 million first and second lien term loan and cash flow revolver financings in connection with Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of TravelClick, Inc., a provider of cloud-based solutions for hoteliers, from Genstar Capital and Bain Capital Ventures
- Goldman Sachs Bank USA in its US$1.5 billion term loan financing for SuperValu, Inc., the United States’ third-largest grocery chain, in connection with its sale of its Albertson’s stores to Cerberus Capital Management
- Barclays Bank PLC in its US$1.02 billion term loan and revolving credit financings for ACCO Brands Corporation in connection with its acquisition by Reverse Morris Trust from Mead Westvaco of its consumer and office products business Link to http://www.lw.com/news/ft-innovative-US-2013
- General Electric Capital Corporation’s US$275 million term loan and revolving credit facilities in connection with Clayton Dubilier and Rice’s acquisition of a majority interest Hussmann International, Inc., a provider of display cases and refrigeration systems to supermarket and food retailers, from industrial conglomerate Ingersoll Rand
- Bank of America, N.A.’s and Merrill Lynch, Fenner, Pierce & Smith’s US$800 million amendment to term loans and revolving credit facility in connection with ACCO Brands Corporation's acquisition of Esselte, a manufacturer of office supplies
- Bank of America, N.A.’s and Merrill Lynch, Fenner, Pierce & Smith’s US$3 billion term loan and revolving credit facilities in connection with Gilead Science’s US$11.2 billion acquisition of Pharmasset, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused primarily on developing oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis C
- Citibank, N.A.’s first and second lien term loan facility, and revolving credit facility in connection with the US$1 billion acquisition of French turbine and train maker Alstom’s heat exchanger business by Triton Partners
- Citibank’s US$550 million term loan and revolving credit facility, concurrent with a €250 million senior bond offering, in connection with Superior Industries International's acquisition of Uniwheels AG, a manufacturer of automotive alloy wheels
- HPS Investment Partners’ US$235 million second lien term loan facility in connection with Centerbridge Partners' acquisition of TriMark, a company providing foodservices equipment, supplies, and design services