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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

300 NORTH LASALLE, CHICAGO, IL 60654, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 862 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 312 862 2200
Web:
https://www.kirkland.com

Maureen Dixon

Tel:
Work +1 312-862-2070
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Maureen S. Dixon is a corporate partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, focusing her practice on debt financing transactions. Maureen represents private equity groups and private and public borrowers in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured financings, leveraged buy-outs, bridge-debt facilities, asset-based financings, cross-border transactions, workouts, restructurings, DIP and exit financings, first-lien, second-lien, mezzanine and subordinated debt financings.

Education

Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006 cum laude; University of Notre Dame, B.S., Biological Sciences, Economics, magna cum laude, 2001.


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is arguably the market’s undisputed heavyweight when it comes to sponsor-led financings. This was demonstrated in the first three quarters of 2017, where the firm outstripped the other borrower-led firms in terms of numbers and value, with 177 deals worth a combined $129bn. The firm’s relationship with major private equity houses such as Bain Capital ensures a good source of work, such as the financing of Bain’s $3.2bn carve-out acquisition from Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division. The firm is also doing an increasing amount of work for Texas Pacific Group and Carlyle, the latter of which it advised on the $1.4bn financing for NEP Group’s take-private acquisition of Avesco Group. Another key client is the Blackstone Group, which the firm advised on the multi-billion dollar financing for its $6.1bn acquisition of TeamHealth Holdings. The firm also stands out for its expertise in areas like restructuring and refinancing, where it advised Toys ‘R’ Us on its $3.1bn DIP financing. Linda Myers heads the team from Chicago, which includes the highly rated Michelle Kilkenney, Maureen Dixon, Jay Ptashek, and Nicholas Schwartz, as well as David Nemecek in Los Angeles. The firm also opened an office in Boston through the recruitment of Jason Serlenga from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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