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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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David Brittenham

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Finance, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions




United States: Finance

Commercial lending

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David Brittenham - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Within: Commercial lending

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has established an excellent pedigree for sponsor-side borrower mandates. The esteemed David Brittenham co-chairs the team with Jeffrey Ross, and although William Beekman retired, the partner numbers remain high thanks to the promotion of the highly rated Ramya Tiller, and the recruitment of Brian Liu from Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. The firm’s borrower work goes beyond the private equity sphere and a major highlight was representing Envision Healthcare on the financing for its $15bn merger with AMSURG, which included implementing the financing for the company’s post-merger capital structure. The firm also advised Discovery Communications on the financing of its $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, which included a $9.6bn bridge facility. On the sponsor side, the firm enjoys a strong relationship with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, which it advised, alongside Brand Industrial Services, on the $4bn financing required for the combination of the industrial services businesses of Brand and Safway Group. The firm also represented the Blackstone Group and CF Corporation on the financing of its $ acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life. Scott Selinger is also recommended.

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