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Proskauer Rose LLP

2049 CENTURY PARK EAST, 32ND FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-3206, USA
Tel:
Work +1 310 557 2900
Fax:
Fax +1 310 557 2193
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www.proskauer.com

Monica Shilling

Tel:
Work (310) 284-4544
Email:
Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

CORPORATE

Position

Monica Shilling is a partner in the Corporate Department and co-head of the firm's global Private Equity Group. She advises investment banks and issuers in corporate finance transactions; purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in public and private M&A transactions; and public and private companies on matters of general corporate law and corporate governance, securities law, SEC (including Sarbanes-Oxley) and NYSE/Nasdaq compliance. Monica also represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, often in a full investment cycle. She also advises companies on the establishment of business development companies (BDCs) and other private and public equity vehicles.


United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

A go-to player for priority transactions’, the team at Proskauer Rose LLPcarefully weighs up business considerations against legal strategy’. Among the names to note, department co-head Frank Lopezknows how to push the counterparty without overstepping the mark’; he and Stephen Gruberg advised Celgene on its $8bn offering of five tranches of unsecured senior notes. The same team also acted for the underwriters, including Citigroup, JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in PulteGroup’s offering of $1bn of senior notes. Other clients include Ares Capital, Imperial Capital and Light Tower Rentals. Los Angeles-based Monica Shilling and department co-head Julie Allen are also recommended. All individuals are based in New York, unless otherwise stated.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Proskauer Rose LLP has achieved prominence through its impressive sponsor relationships, most famously with Ares Management, but increasingly with big-ticket funds such as KKR and Carlyle. Thanks in part to the firm’s standing in sports, media and entertainment, it was engaged by KKR (alongside Kirkland & Ellis LLP) to advise on the $4bn acquisition, alongside IMG Worldwide and Silver Lake, of a majority stake in UFC. The firm also represented Carlyle in its investment in London-based PA Consulting Group, and advised marquee client Ares Management in connection with Ares Capital Corporation’s $4bn acquisition of American Capital. The private equity buyouts group is supported by one of the leading private equity fund management teams in the market. Los Angeles-based Michael Woronoff and Monica Shilling co-head the private equity group, with the former regarded as a ‘very fine lawyer’ and noted for his connection to Ares. Boston partner Steven Peck is another pivotal member of the team and New York’s Jeffrey Horwitz spearheads the private equity real estate side of the practice.

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