Brett P.Barragate

Practice Leader Banking, Finance & Securities

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Brett Barragate is a co-leader of Jones Day's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice. He represents lenders and borrowers in all aspects of transactional and commercial financing-related matters, including in connection with senior and subordinated debt facilities, the purchase and sale of financial assets, and restructuring and bankruptcy matters related to financial assets.

Brett's financial institution clients include Jefferies, JPMorgan Chase, KeyBank, and Wells Fargo. He also represents a number of private equity firms, hedge funds, and corporations in financing-related matters, including Cliffs Natural Resources, HD Supply, NACCO Industries and its affiliated entities, Sherwin-Williams, Timken Steel, and WL Ross & Co. and its portfolio companies.

Brett is a frequent speaker in the area of banking and finance; his most recent presentations are related to such topics as DIP financings, intercreditor agreements, and other financing matters.

Experience

  • Alpha Natural Resources Inc.
  • Alpha Natural Resources closes $692 million DIP financing packageJones Day represented Alpha Natural Resources Inc. ("ANR"), a large diversified coal supplier, and substantially all of its subsidiaries in connection with their $692 million debtor-in-possession superpriority secured financing arrangement.
  • American Greetings Corporation
  • American Greetings amends and restates credit agreementJones Day represented American Greetings Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of social expressions products, in connection with its amended and restated senior secured credit agreement provided by Bank of America, N.A., as global administrative agent, PNC Bank, National Association, and other lenders.
  • Blackbaud, Inc.
  • Blackbaud obtains $325 million credit facilityJones Day represented Blackbaud, Inc., a leading provider of software and services to nonprofits, in its new $325 million credit facility, including a $150 million senior secured revolving credit facility, with a swingline sublimit, a letter of credit sublimit, and a multicurrency tranche; as well as a $175 million senior secured term loan facility, with the option to increase commitments under the facilities up to an aggregate amount of $200 million.
  • Brixmor Property Group Inc.
  • Brixmor obtains $2.75 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Brixmor Property Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, including a real estate investment trust that manages a national portfolio of approximately 600 retail properties, in connection with a $2.75 billion credit agreement.
  • Brixmor obtains $600 million term loan agreementJones Day represented Brixmor Property Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, including a real estate investment trust that manages a national portfolio of approximately 600 retail properties, in connection with a $600 million term loan agreement.
  • Chrysler LLC
  • Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedingsAfter a historic battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, Chrysler LLC sold substantially all of its assets to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" (Chrysler Group LLC) on June 10, 2009, providing the opportunity for its iconic brands and U.S. operations to survive.
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Cintas obtains increase to revolving loan facility and new $250 million term loanJones Day represented Cintas Corporation No. 2, a specialized products and services provider, as borrower, Cintas Corporation, as a guarantor and certain other subsidiaries thereof, in connection with a $150 million increase to the revolving loan commitment and a new $250 million term loan commitment under its credit agreement with KeyBank National Association as administrative agent.
  • DDR Corp.
  • DDR amends credit facilitiesJones Day represented DDR Corp., a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, in connection with amendments to its existing credit facilities, including a $750 million senior unsecured revolving facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank as administrative agent; a $400 million senior secured term loan facility with KeyBank National Association as administrative agent; a $350 million senior unsecured term loan facility; and a $65 million senior unsecured revolving facility.
  • HD Supply, Inc.
  • HD Supply amends existing $1.5 billion asset-based lending credit agreementJones Day represented HD Supply, Inc., one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, in connection with the third amendment to existing $1.5 billion asset-based lending credit agreement provided by a syndicate of lenders with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association acting as U.S. administrative agent and Wells Fargo Capital Finance Corporation Canada acting as Canadian agent.
  • International Automotive Components Group
  • International Automotive Components Group North America obtains credit facilityJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc., a leading global automotive parts supplier, and certain of its North American subsidiaries in their $200 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility.
  • Jefferies
  • Represented Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Jefferies Finance LLC in numerous loans over the past 15 years, including loans to borrowers such as: J.G. Wentworth; Mitel Networks Corporation; Securus Technologies; Steak n Shake Operations, Inc.; Surgery Center Holdings; Synchronous Aerospace Group; as well as to a telecommunications company; a steel and fiberglass manufacturing company; a trucking company; a software company; and a technology-oriented healthcare services company.
  • KeyBank National Association
  • Represented KeyBank National Association in numerous loans over the past 15 years, including loans to borrowers such as: American Dental Partners; The Cooper Companies; The Davey Tree Expert Company; Gibraltar Industries; GTT Communications, Inc.; Kona Grill, Inc.; Lehigh Gas Partners; PAREXEL International Corporation; Nordson Corporation; and STERIS Corporation.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Marathon Petroleum enters into $1.3 billion trade receivables securitization facilityJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Company, a leading oil refining, marketing, and pipeline transport company, and its subsidiaries in connection with a $1.3 billion trade receivables securitization facility.
  • Marathon Petroleum obtains $2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading oil refining, marketing, and pipeline transport company, in connection with its $2 billion unsecured revolving credit facility, including a letter of credit sublimit.
  • NACCO Industries, Inc.
  • North American Coal amends and restates revolving credit facilityJones Day represented The North American Coal Corporation, a subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc., in its $225 million amended and restated revolving credit facility.
  • RadioShack Corporation
  • RadioShack obtains $835 million of new credit facilitiesJones Day advised RadioShack Corporation, a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, in connection with $835 million of new senior secured credit facilities.
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Sherwin-Williams obtains $1.05 billion unsecured revolving credit facilityJones Day represented The Sherwin-Williams Company, a leading global developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of paint, coatings and related products, in connection with its $1.05 billion syndicated senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
  • TransDigm Group Incorporated
  • TransDigm Group amends and restates existing credit facilitiesJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its existing credit facilities into a senior secured $2.2 billion term loan facility and a senior secured $310 million revolving credit facility.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 2010
      Anticipating, Minimizing, and Resolving Intercreditor Conflicts of Interest
    • November 2009
      Middle-Market Automotive Industry Suppliers: Opportunities for Lenders & Investors
    • October 6-8, 2009
      Chrysler Restructuring Roadshow
    • April 2009
      An Update on Monoline Insurance, National Association Health & Educational Facilities Finance Authorities
    • January 2009
      Funding the Process: Trends in DIP Financing, Turnaround Management Association/The Deal, Distressed Investing Conference,
    • February 2008
      Cross-Border Loans and Recovery: Strategies for Protecting Your Interests in a Global Marketplace, American Conference Institute
    • January 2008
      DIP Financing Update, Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association
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