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Gregory A. Ezring

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J.D., New York University School of Law, 1988; B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1985

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP impresses with its ‘extremely competent and proficient lawyers’. In particular, capital markets co-head John Kennedy is a ‘very strong practitioner’, and fellow co-head Gregory Ezring and deputy corporate chair Monica Thurmond are ‘strategic and quick-thinking’. Ezring and Tracey Zaccone recently advised Prime Security Services Borrower and Prime Finance on their offering of $3.1bn of notes. In another key issuer mandate, Tong Yu acted for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in three notes offerings worth a combined $11bn. On the underwriter side, Christopher Cummings handled several offerings by TransCanada Pipelines including advising HSBC and JP Morgan on a $1bn senior notes offering.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘practical and inventive’ New York-based group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP attracts praise for its ‘extremely competent and proficient lawyers’, who have ‘impressive market knowledge’. Capital markets co-head John Kennedy is a widely respected name, who advised Virtu Financial on its $143m offering. In another work highlight, Adam Givertz, who splits his time between New York and Toronto, acted for Canada’s Suncor Energy in its C$2.5bn offering. Among the firm’s work for underwriters, Tracey Zaccone advised Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and a major Canadian investment bank as lead underwriters on AquaVenture Holdings’ $134.6m IPO. Monica Thurmond, Lawrence Wee and ‘remarkably good’ department co-lead Gregory Ezring are also recommended.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s ‘creative and highly technical team’ is ‘top of mind for private equity issuers’, and it is also a firm of choice for companies in the telecoms, leisure, fashion and energy industries. Among private equity-related matters, Tracey Zaccone and the ‘remarkably goodGregory Ezring advised Prime Security Services Borrower and Prime Finance, portfolio companies of Apollo Global Management, on their $3.1bn offering of notes to fund the acquisition of ADT. Other work highlights saw Raphael Russo and John Kennedy assist Intelsat Jackson Holdings with its $1.2bn notes offering, and the ‘impressiveMonica Thurmond act for Quality Care Properties in its $750m offering of senior notes. Clients of the New York-based group also include AMN Healthcare, CEC Entertainment and McGraw-Hill Global Education.

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Commercial lending

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Gregory Ezring - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Commercial lending

The ‘excellent’ team at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPgoes above and beyond for its client base’, which is predominantly composed of borrowers. The New York-based practice has a number of highly respected individuals, including Gregory Ezring, Eric Goodison, Thomas de la Bastide, Brian Kim and Brad Finkelstein. On the private equity side, the firm acted for key client Apollo Global Management on the $15bn acquisition and financing of the ADT Corporation, as well as the $1.4bn financing for the concurrent acquisitions of AmQuip Crane Rental and Maxim Crane works. Other highlights included advising RegionalCare Hospital Partners on the $1.3bn financing linked to its merger with Capella Healthcare, while on the restructuring front it assisted the steering committee of first lien lenders on the $32bn bankruptcy of Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Company.

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