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Dechert LLP

1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 698 3500
Fax:
Fax +1 212 698 3599
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Web:
www.dechert.com

Scott M Zimmerman

Tel:
Work +1 212 698 3613
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Career

Scott M. Zimmerman, head of Dechert's leveraged finance practice, has extensive experience representing public and private companies, private equity firms, and commercial and institutional providers of senior debt and mezzanine capital on a broad range of financing transactions, including public and private equity and debt offerings, secured lending, recapitalizations, and restructurings.

Education

University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., 1981, cum laude; University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1984


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Dechert LLP has a strong bench of 'very diligent and detail-oriented professionals, who are responsive and constructive' to borrowers and lenders on all layers of the capital structure. In relation to its experience in corporate acquisition financings, the firm's 'market knowledge is unsurpassed in middle market lending', which clients feel is 'invaluable in negotiating covenants'. The team also has good experience in fund finance, and regularly counsels direct lenders on their investments. Recently it advised consumer packaging company Crown Holdings on the financing for its $3.9bn acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings from the Carlyle Group. Other highlights included representing Differential Brands Group, on the financing for its $1.4bn purchase agreement with Hong Kong's Global Brands Group Holding, to acquire a significant part of its North American licensing business. Practice head Scott M Zimmerman is 'a star', who 'combines true market knowledge with practicality and sound advice'. Other key figures include highly rated fund finance expert Jay R Alicandri, the 'outstanding' Jeffrey M Katz, and Sarah B Gelb, who is based in the firm's Philadelphia office.

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