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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Eric Goodison

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Corporate, Finance


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J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1987, cum laude; B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1982, cum laude

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has an excellent borrower-side practice that carries out a good mix of sponsor- and corporate-led work. The firm demonstrated its capacity to handle major corporate transactions through its advice to Qualcomm on the financing of its $47bn acquisition of Dutch company NXP Semiconductors, the largest European tech deal to date. Another major corporate deal was advising global fashion luxury brand Michael Kors Holdings on the $2bn financing of its takeover of luxury footwear maker Jimmy Choo. On the private equity side, the firm benefits greatly from its strong relationship with Apollo, and lawyers recently advised one of the fund’s portfolio companies, Novitex Holdings, on the financing for it $2.8bn merger with SourceHOV and Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2. The firm also advised Apollo Global Management on its $2.2bn acquisition of Rackspace Hosting, a Texas-based cloud computing company. The firm boasts several top-notch partners, including group head Gregory Ezring, Eric Goodison, Brian Janson, Brad Finkelstein, Mark Wlazlo, Brian Kim and Thomas de la Bastide.

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Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is considered pre-eminent for issuer-side advice on whole-business securitizations, and has extensive experience of property-assessed clean energy (PACE) bonds, CLOs, cell tower securitizations and IP securitizations. Jordan Yarett acted on the whole-business securitization of Coinstar, which was the first transaction of its kind to use a franchising structure for a non-franchised company. Robert Zochowski has considerable experience in energy and media and entertainment-related securitizations. Lender clients include Guggenheim Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities. Eric Goodison and Lawrence Wee are also recommended.

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