LeeFederman

Partner

London + 44.20.7039.5928

Lee Federman has represented financial institutions, direct lenders, hedge funds, financial sponsors, and corporates in complex event-driven financing transactions for more than 15 years. Lee has worked in several key financial jurisdictions (London, New York, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam) across a broad range of industries, including energy, health care, infrastructure, leisure, and telecommunications. His domestic and cross-border experience includes advising on leveraged and other structured financings, including infrastructure financings, bank/bond financings, margin loans, and subordinated debt financings. He also has substantial crisis management experience, helping clients navigate through financial distress and debt restructurings.

Lee's key transactions in 2021 include advising Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 SCSp on the financing of its acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Bally's Corporation on the acquisition financing of its $2.7 billion take private of Gamesys plc, Steris plc on its $2.55 billion financing package for the acquisition of Cantel Medical, Atlas Arteria on its €115 million debt refinancing of the Warnow Tunnel in Germany, and a leading direct lender on a €750 million secured credit facility to a global payment services provider.

Lee worked with Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers International (Europe) on secondment assignments. He regularly holds training programs and is a presenter at conferences for the Loan Market Association.

Experience

  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Direct lenders provide €250 million secured facility for acquisition of shares in global technology businessJones Day advised a direct lender in connection with a €250 million secured term loan facility to corporate purchaser of shares in leading global technology business.
  • Internet Fusion Group obtains financing for acquisition of Northcore Limited and Shade LimitedJones Day represented Internet Fusion Group, an online retail group, in connection with the leveraged acquisition financing of Northcore Limited, an outdoor surf accessories and lifestyle clothing brand, and Shade Limited, an independent on-line sunglasses retailer.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Bridge to Life announces first close of $56 million growth financingJones Day advised Bridge to Life, Ltd. in its $56 million capital raise consisting of a secured credit facility and a Series A preferred equity investment.
  • Belfius Bank, ING Belgium, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited provide financing for acquisition of Wall!Supply by Grandeco Wallfashion GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV and ING Belgium SA/NV, as lenders, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited, as agent, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Wall!Supply by the Grandeco Wallfashion Group.
  • Cascades sells controlling interest in Reno De Medici to ApolloJones Day is representing Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS) in the sale of its 57.6% interest in dual-listed Reno De Medici S.p.A., a recycled cartonboard manufacturer listed on the Italian stock exchange (BIT: RM) and on the Madrid stock exchange (BME: RDM) with a market cap in excess of €500 million, to an affiliate of funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) for an all-cash purchase price of €1.45 per share, corresponding to an overall consideration of €315.3 million.
  • Koch Real Estate Investments invests in Oppidum Bidco's all cash offer for Wm Morrison SupermarketsJones Day is advising Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC as investor in the recommended all cash offer by Oppidum Bidco Limited for Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain.
  • ABM amends and extends existing $1.95 billion credit facilityJones Day represented ABM Industries Incorporated, a leading provider of facility solutions, in connection with an amendment and extension to its existing $1.95 billion credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • ThinCats’ institutional investors advised in £160 million investment by Wafra Capital PartnersJones Day advised BAE Systems Pensions Trustees Limited, ESO InvestCo VI S.à r.l. and Black Lion Limited, the existing institutional shareholders of ThinCats, in connection with a £160 million strategic investment by Wafra Capital Partners in ThinCats, a leading alternative finance provider to mid-sized UK SMEs.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $165 million acquisition financing to multinational software companyJones Day represented a merchant banking firm in connection with a $165 million senior secured credit facility supporting the acquisition of a multinational software company.
  • Horizon Technologies raises capital in Series A roundJones Day advised Horizon Technologies in its Series A financing led by Maven Capital Partners with participation from Virgin Money.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • STERIS signs $2.55 billion financing package in connection with acquisition of Cantel MedicalJones Day represented STERIS plc, a leading provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services, in connection with a new (i) $1.25 billion revolving credit facility, (ii) $550 million term loan facility, and (iii) $750 million delayed draw term loan facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, the proceeds of which will be used, in part, to finance the acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers.
  • Atlas Arteria establishes new capital structure for Warnow Tunnel in GermanyJones Day advised Atlas Arteria, a global owner, operator, and developer of toll roads, on a new approximately 29-year debt facility for its Warnow Tunnel in Germany as part of a capital restructuring.
  • Direct lenders provide €750 million secured facility to global payments service providerJones Day advised a direct lender in connection with its investment in a €750 million secured facility to a global payments service provider for the purposes of refinancing existing indebtedness and providing growth capital.
  • Ferro Corporation sells its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star Funds for $460 millionJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    May 2018
    Leverage Finance:  European Market Update, London

    April 2018
    LMA Loan Market Hot Topics, Lagos

    October 2017
    Closing the Deal, Johannesburg

    May 2017
    Recent Trends in Leveraged Finance, London

    November 2015
    Structuring Cross Border Financings, Toronto

    October 2015
    Unitranche Facilities and Other Trends in Leveraged Finance, Paris