Wendy A.Prager

Counsel

New York + 1.212.326.3951

Wendy Prager has more than 10 years of experience representing financial institutions, public and private borrowers, and private equity sponsors in complex domestic and international banking transactions. Wendy counsels clients in a wide variety of corporate deals, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, acquisition financings, dividend recapitalizations, asset-based loans, multicurrency financings, second lien and subordinated loans, subscription lines, syndicated and single-lender facilities, restructurings, workouts, and debtor-in-possession financings.

Wendy's practice encompass a broad spectrum of industries and business sectors, including health care, media, gaming, and transportation. Representative clients include J.F. Lehman & Company, EagleTree Capital, One Equity Partners, SunTrust Bank, and Citizens Bank.

Experience

  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Heneghan Wrecking CompanyJones Day advised NorthStar Group Services, Inc., a portfolio company of investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company, in connection with the acquisition of Heneghan Wrecking & Excavating Co., Inc. and Patrick's Equipment Leasing, Inc., providers of complete structural and interior deconstruction, excavation, and emergency response services for commercial and industrial clients across the Midwest.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings obtains additional $275 million term loanJones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $275 million incremental term B loan facility incurred pursuant to Twin River's existing credit facility.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings to acquire three casinos from Eldorado and Caesars for $180 millionJones Day is advising Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the $155 million acquisition of Eldorado Shreveport Resort and Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Mont Bleu Resort Casino & Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, from Eldorado Resorts, Inc., and Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey from Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Vici Properties Inc. for $25 million.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Cascades completes US$650 million and CDN$175 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Cascades Inc., a leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging, and hygiene solutions, in connection with the issuance of US$350 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2026, US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 and CDN$175 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • NRC Group Holdings acquired by US Ecology, Inc. for $966 millionJones Day advised NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) in its acquisition by US Ecology, Inc., a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, pursuant to an all-stock transaction that values NRCG on an enterprise value at $966 million.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings completes $950 million debt refinancingJones Day represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a diverse, multi-jurisdictional owner and operator of gaming and racing facilities, in connection with its issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent $550 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $300 million senior secured term loan facility and a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings combines with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.Jones Day advised Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in its merger with Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLCJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in its acquisition and related financing of Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LLC, a leading provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions and technology to the municipal wastewater and storm water markets.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • J.F. Lehman sells National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IIIJones Day advised long standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with (i) the sale of all its membership interests in NRC Group Holdings, LLC, formed earlier this year through the combination of JFLCO portfolio companies National Response Corporation and Sprint Energy Services, to Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, and (ii) the related refinancing of the credit facilities of such portfolio companies.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires majority interest of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLCJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority interest in and related financing of Gaylord Chemical Company, LLC, a specialty chemical producer.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Quail Run ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company NRC Group Holdings, LLC of Quail Run Services, LLC, a provider of wellsite wastewater treatment services throughout five disposal sites in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin.
  • Solus Alternative Asset Management and Deutsche Investment Management Americas complete recapitalization of Geo Specialty ChemicalsJones Day advised Solus Alternative Asset Management and Deutsche Investment Management Americas in connection with the recapitalization of Geo Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for customers in the United States and internationally.
  • J.F. Lehman investment affiliate acquires Aish Technologies LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition and related financing by investment affiliate AGI Holdings LLC of Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems and other subsystems for the UK and U.S. navies, as well as other global defense and commercial customers.
  • Riverside acquires WisetailJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the add-on acquisition and related financing to the Alchemy Systems platform of Wisetail, a provider of a sophisticated employee learning and engagement platform to help employees at restaurants and retailers deliver excellent service.
  • Riverside partners with LILLEbabyJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its partnership with and related financing of LILLEbaby, LLC, a leading juvenile and lifestyle brand.
  • Citizens Bank provides financing to Apogee TelecomJones Day represented Citizens Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with a senior secured credit facility provided to Apogee Telecom, Inc., a provider of wireless telecommunication services.
  • J.F. Lehman recapitalizes NorthStar Group ServicesJones Day advised long standing client J.F. Lehman & Company ("JFLCO"), a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the recapitalization of NorthStar Group Holdings LLC, and its wholly owned subsidiary, NorthStar Group Services, Inc. (collectively, "NorthStar"), and related amendments to Northstar's senior secured credit facilities.
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