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Ropes & Gray LLP

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Michael Lee

Ropes & Gray LLP


Michael focuses his practice on leveraged finance transactions. He has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a wide range of large cap and middle market financing transactions, including high yield bond issuances, bridge facilities, syndicated credit facilities, ABL facilities and second lien and mezzanine financings. Michael also regularly advises public companies and institutional investors in financing transactions.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Ropes & Gray LLP attracts praise for its ‘impressive depth of experience and market knowledge’ and its ‘extremely professional and capable lawyers’. The issuer-focused practice leverages its enviable private equity client base - Blackstone, Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital are all on the team’s books - to specialize in advising leading PE players and their portfolio companies on sophisticated high-yield transactions. In a recent example, Boston-based Michael Lee acted for IMS Health Holding, co-owned by TPG, Leonard Green & Partners and CPP Investment Board, in its $1.7bn issuance of dollar and euro-denominated bonds. In New York, Stefanie Birkmann advised Surgery Center Holdings, a portfolio company of HIG Capital, on its $400m senior notes issuance. New York-based Jay Kim is ‘technically excellent’ and acted for West Corporation in its $400m offering of senior secured notes. Boston-based Byung Choi is also a key member of the group.

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