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Jones Day
NEW YORK, NY 10017-6702
United States

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United States > Finance > Commercial lending

The team at Jones Day is extremely popular among borrowers and lenders alike. Led out of New York by Brett Barragate, the team acts for a mix of banks, direct lenders, corporate clients and private equity funds. On top of its impressive network of US offices, the group also works closely with its broader global finance team. This cross-border expertise was brought to the fore in advising AGIC Capital, an Asian-European private equity investor, on the financing for its multimillion-dollar acquisition of Fotona, a US and Slovenia-based developer of laser systems and components. Notable lender-led mandates include advising Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith on the provision of a $1bn facility to KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III to refinance existing debt. The firm also advised Norway’s DNB Bank on a $1.4bn loan provided to The Cooper Companies, a global medical device company, to finance its acquisition of Paragard Intrauterine Device from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Key partners include Lewis Grimm and Chip Bensinger, as well as Rachel Rawson and Kevin Samuels in Cleveland, all of whom have experience of borrower and lender work.