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S Neal McKnight

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Work Department

General Practice

Position

Partner

Career

Neal is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Finance Group. He is co-coordinator of the Firm’s Leveraged Finance practice and a member of the Firm’s Managing Partners Committee. Neal advises financial institutions, sponsors and corporate clients on a broad range of corporate financing transactions, including debt and equity capital markets, leveraged financings, and acquisition financings. He has acted in a number of refinancing and recapitalization transactions in the bank and bond markets. His securities experience includes debt and equity offerings (including high-yield debt offerings) under Rule 144A and Regulation S, SEC-registered offerings, exchange offers, project and infrastructure bonds, and structured financings. Mr. McKnight’s clients have included Goldman Sachs, RBC, Barclays, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Ares Capital, Rhône Capital and United Rentals.

Member

ABA, NYCBA

Education

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1996); Princeton University (M.P.A., 1996); University of North Carolina (B.A., 1990)


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP has an excellent track record for borrower work, particularly for corporate clients who take up about 70% of the team’s workload. The practice can regularly be found on some of the largest corporate deals to hit the market. Notably it acted as finance counsel for Gartner in the $3.9bn financing for its acquisition of CEB, a deal which involved several different debt instruments including an $800m bond offering. Another highlight was representing INC Research Holdings in a $3.1bn loan to finance its acquisition of inVentive Health. The firm was also active on the private equity front and represented Ares Management on the $680m financing required for its acquisition of a 70% stake in healthcare company DMG Practice Management Solutions. The highly rated John Estes and S. Neal McKnight jointly lead the team, which also includes the well-regarded Ari Blaut.

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