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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

333 SOUTH HOPE STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90017, USA
Tel:
Work +1 213 680 8400
Fax:
Fax +1 213 680 8500
Web:
www.kirkland.com

David Nemecek

Tel:
Work +1 213-680-8111
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

David represents private equity sponsors, hedge funds, public companies and capital sources in complex financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructurings and other special situation transactions. Dave has significant experience with a variety of transaction structures, including senior secured financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, split collateral structures, first- and second-lien financings, asset-based loans, senior unsecured financings, subordinated financings and unitranche financings. Dave has handled transactions in a range of industries, including energy, gaming, healthcare, media, retail, restaurant, real estate and technology.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002. Northwestern University, B.A., American Studies, magna cum laude, 1999.


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has established itself as one of the 'best-in-class' borrower-led practices in the country, with 'extremely in-depth knowledge of market precedents and conditions'. The team is regularly number-one in the league tables for deal value and volume, both for leveraged buyouts and corporate M&A. The firm's lawyers also regularly act on stand-alone financings, DIP financings and complex restructurings. Notable highlights include advising Ares Management on the financing of its $750m acquisition of Texas-based oil and gas company Admiral Permian Resources, and advising Bain Capital on the $1.4bn financing for the combination of Superion, TriTech and Aptean to form CentralSquare. Also of note, the group advised Charter Communications on a $12.4bn refinancing deal. Linda Myers heads the debt finance team out of Chicago, which fields 60 partners nationally. Other key individuals include Chicago's Michelle Kilkenney and Christopher Butler, San Francisco-based Christopher Kirkham, and Jay Ptashek in New York. The firm is also increasingly active in the direct lending space, where David Nemecek in Los Angeles and Boston-based Ranesh Ramanathan (former general counsel at Bain Capital Credit) are names to note.

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