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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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Work +1 202 637 2200
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Fax +1 202 637 2201
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Jeffrey R. Chenard

Tel:
Work +1.202.637.1038
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Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Jeffrey Chenard is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is the global Co-chair of the firm’s Private Equity Finance Practice and Co-Vice Chair of the firm’s global Finance Department. He has represented private equity sponsors and borrowers in secured lending and other financing transactions, including acquisition financings, cash flow and asset-based loans, mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities, and private equity fund bridge loan facilities.

Position

Finance Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/jeffrey-chenard


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Latham & Watkins LLP continues to be one of the few firms capable of dominating the market both as borrower and lender’s counsel. With 34 partners across the US, it has the scale to act for a broad spectrum of clients, including private equity sponsors, without the risk of conflicts or upsetting banking relationships. The lender team saw several major transactions, including advice to Morgan Stanley on the $6bn worth of facilities to Misys, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, to fund its acquisition of the remaining equity interest in DH Corporation. The firm also advised Bank of America on the $6bn financing, including a $3bn bond offering, for Gilead Sciences’ $11.3bn acquisition of Kite Pharma. The firm is also doing a significant amount of work for direct lenders such as Antares Capital and Jefferies Finance, the latter of which it advised on the financing for Bain Capital’s $1.3bn acquisition of Surgery Partners and Surgery Partners’ concurrent acquisition of National Surgical Healthcare. On the borrower/sponsor side, the firm advised Scientific Games International on a $3.8bn refinancing, including a $1.1bn bond offering. It also represented the Carlyle Group on the $1.6bn financing of its acquisition of Atotech. Daniel Seale heads the top-notch team, which includes Jeffrey Chenard and Joshua Tinkelman on the borrower/sponsor side, and Michèle Penzer and Andrew Fayé for the lenders. Alfred Xue is also well regarded.

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