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Dechert LLP

CIRCA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-2808, USA
Tel:
Work +1 215 994 4000
Fax:
Fax +1 215 994 2222
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com

Sarah B Gelb

Tel:
Work +1 215 994 2763
Email:
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Career

Sarah B. Gelb negotiates and structures private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity/debt offerings, and finance transactions for corporations, investment management companies, private equity sponsors, and their portfolio companies. She also advises on joint ventures and general corporate matters and counsels nonprofit organizations on corporate and operational matters.

Member

Vice Chair, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; Member, Private Equity Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Education

Cornell University, A.B., 1987; Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1990


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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