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S. Neal McKnight

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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Neal is co-head of the Firm’s Finance and Restructuring Group and co-head of the Firm’s Credit and Leveraged Finance practice. Mr. McKnight advises corporate, sponsor and financial institution clients on a broad range of debt financing transactions, including capital markets offerings, revolver and term loan facilities, bridge facilities, receivables and asset-based facilities and securitizations. He has particular expertise in acquisition financings. Mr. McKnight has also acted in a number of refinancing and recapitalization transactions in the bank and bond markets, as well as financings in distressed contexts. For further information on his practice, please visit S&C's website: 

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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