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2029 CENTURY PARK EAST, SUITE 2600, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-3012, USA
Tel:
Work +1 310 788 4400
Fax:
Fax +1 310 788 4471
Web:
Katten.com

Kristopher Ring

Tel:
Work +1.310.788.4567
Email:
Web:
www.kattenlaw.com/kristopher-ring
Katten

Work Department

Commercial Finance

Position

Kristopher Ring is a Commercial Finance partner in Katten's Los Angeles – Century City office. Kris focuses his practice on all aspects of corporate finance, including the representation of private equity groups, hedge funds, public and private companies, financial institutions, and other capital sources in a multitude of complex financing arrangements of all dollar sizes, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, dividend recapitalizations, workouts and restructurings, special situation financings, and subscription facilities.

Kris has substantial experience in negotiating, documenting and closing transactions for clients and companies involved in a diverse group of industries in a wide range of transaction structure types, including: senior secured and unsecured financings; first lien and second lien financings; asset-based loan facilities; cash flow facilities; mezzanine and other subordinated financings; unitranche financings; split collateral structures; debtor-in-possession financings; and capital call facilities.

Prior to joining Katten, Kris was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

During law school, Kris was the executive articles editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

'A great firm that holds itself to the highest professional standards', Katten has established itself as one of the leading players in the mid-market direct lending space. The group, which 'always provide timely and expert advice' and 'will work around the clock to make sure work gets done', is instructed by an extensive list of major funds, including Antares Capital, Golub Capital, and Ares Capital. Recent mandates include advising Deerfield Management Company on a $147m loan to Melinta Therapeutics to finance its acquisition of the infectious disease business of The Medicines Company. The firm has also advised clients on joint ventures with other debt funds, which recently included acting for Antares Capital in relation to a new joint venture with Bain Capital as well as a co-investment program with Harvard Management Private Equity. Michael Jacobson ('an incredible attorney with the highest knowledge of all matters pertaining to credit') leads the 'top-notch' team out of Chicago. Other contacts include Stuart Shulruff and Derek Ladgenski in Chicago, and Kristopher Ring and Glen Lim in Los Angeles.

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