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Alexander Zeltser

Ropes & Gray LLP


Alex Zeltser focuses his practice on leveraged finance, including acquisition and cross-border financings, and other private equity transactions. Alex has extensive experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks, public companies and debt investors in a wide-range of financing transactions, including cash-flow and asset-based credit facilities, second lien and mezzanine financings, bridge financings and high yield debt offerings as well as restructurings and workouts. He has also represented both issuers and arrangers in connection with debt and equity securities offerings, with particular emphasis on high-yield debt offerings. In addition, he has counseled public companies and foreign private issuers with respect to general corporate law and securities law considerations.

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Ropes & Gray LLP has ‘a world-class’ banking practice that is particularly well known for its sponsor-led advice where it acts on a broad range of mid and large cap transactions. The ‘outstanding’ team is ‘easy to work with and ensures, in each engagement, to focus on the client needs’. Recently the firm advised the Blackstone Group and Change Healthcare Holdings on the $6.6bn financing required to help facilitate its joint venture with McKesson Technology Solutions into a leading global health care services and IT company. The firm also represented Surgery Partners and its majority shareholder, Bain Capital, on the $1.3bn financing for its acquisition of National Surgical healthcare. Beyond the private equity sphere, the firm represented corporate client IQVIA on a $1.5bn bond issue used in connection with its three-way merger with Quintiles Transnational Holdings and IMS Health Holdings. Highly regarded global co-head Byung Choi leads the team out of Boston, ably supported by Stefanie Birkmann, Jay Kim, Sunil Savkar, and Alexander Zeltser (‘outstanding and brings a balanced aggressive approach to agreement development and administration’) in New York. The firm also has an increasingly active direct lending practice jointly led by Alyson Gal in Boston and Joanne De Silva in New York. Clients on this side include KKR Credit Advisors, Hancock Capital Management, and Benefit Street Partners.

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