Brian D.Trudgen

Partner

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9540

Brian Trudgen represents a variety of leading banks, direct lenders, public and private companies, and private equity firms. In more than 20 years of practice, Brian has assisted clients in a broad range of financing matters across various structures and industries. His experience includes domestic and cross-border investment-grade unsecured credits, broadly syndicated loans, leveraged loans, mezzanine loans, subordinated facilities, project finance transactions, wrap collateral structures, asset-based facilities, workouts, and restructurings. Included among the industries in which Brian is active are manufacturing, technology, energy, gaming, government contracting, tribal, transportation, and financials.

Brian is a member of the Firm's ESG (environmental, social, and governance) Working Group, Opinion Committee, and Pittsburgh Recruiting Committee. He is also a frequent presenter on ESG, electronic signature, private credit, capital markets, and secured lending matters at continuing legal education and client training programs.

Expérience

  • One Source Technology amends and extends its senior secured revolving credit facilityJones Day represented One Source Technology, LLC and certain of its affiliates in connection with the amendment and extension of its senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on amended and restated senior secured credit facilities in aggregate principal amount of $500 million provided to technology company specializing in live production services and integrated permanent solutionsJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent in connection with the arrangement, syndication, and documentation of upsized and extended senior secured credit facilities, consisting of a $290 million revolving working capital credit facility, a $140 million term loan, and a $70 million revolving term-out facility, provided to a technology company specializing in live production services and integrated permanent solutions, to be used for the company’s build-out of its new headquarters.
  • restor3d obtains $15 million venture debt secured term loan facilityJones Day represented restor3d, inc., a leader in 3D printed, personalized orthopedic implants, in its $15 million venture debt secured term loan facility in connection with a Series A funding.
  • Large financial institution leads syndicate of lenders on $70.5 million senior secured credit facility for water treatment specialistJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $70.5 million syndicated senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $15 million revolver and $55.5 million term loan, provided to a water treatment specialist.
  • Receivables financier provides AU$100 million debtor finance facility to Slade Health SPVJones Day advised a receivables financier in connection with a AU$100 million secured debtor finance facility to a special purpose subsidiary of Slade Health, a supplier of pharmaceutical compounding services.
  • PNC Bank provides $2.3 billion syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility to CooperCompanies and affiliatesJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $2.3 billion syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility made to The Cooper Companies, Inc., CooperVision International Limited and certain of their affiliates, which is a global public company that specializes in medical devices, including for vision, women's health and surgical procedures.
  • Direct lender provides incremental increase to existing senior secured credit facility for large sponsor portfolio companyJones Day represented a direct lender, as administrative agent, in connection with an incremental increase in commitments under an existing senior secured credit facility for a large sponsor portfolio company, a portion of which was used to finance a material acquisition.
  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • PNC Bank provides upsize and extension of existing senior secured credit facility for one of largest family-owned construction companies in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regionsJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment, extension, and upsize of a $160 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility for one of the largest family-owned construction companies in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on $420 million senior secured credit facility for leading construction materials supplier on east coastJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $420 million syndicated senior secured credit facility consisting of a $175 million term loan and a $245 million revolver made to a leading east coast construction materials supplier providing ready-mix concrete, sand, stone, gravel and other construction materials to businesses throughout the region.
  • Phoenix Merchant Partners subsidiary provides term loan facility to Agora Data, Inc.Jones Day represented Phoenix Merchant Agent, LP, a subsidiary of Phoenix Merchant Partners, LP, as administrative agent, in connection with a term loan facility provided to Agora Data, Inc., an automotive financing software company.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires busybusy, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company ToolWatch of busybusy, Inc., developer of the popular time tracking software for construction and other remote industries.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$150 million financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources, Inc. in connection with the replacement of its existing US$100 million asset-based lending facility maturing in May 2024 with a new US$150 million asset-based lending facility maturing in May 2026.
  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • Evoqua merges with Xylem in $7.5 billion all-stock transactionJones Day advised Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL).
  • Large financial institution leads syndicate of lenders on $195 million senior secured term loan and revolving credit facilities for Mexican grocery store operator in connection with closing date acquisition of minority interestJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent, letter of credit issuer, and swing line lender, in connection with a $165 million senior secured term loan credit facility and a $30 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • Large financial institution provides $275 million senior secured credit facility to dynamic distribution and manufacturing companyJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in connection with senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $275 million provided to a large multi-divisional distribution and manufacturing company supporting the food service industry, comprised of a $150 million revolving credit facility and a $125 million delayed draw term loan facility.
  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on $250 million unsecured term loan credit agreement for leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial safety equipmentJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $250 million unsecured term loan credit agreement for a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial safety equipment.
  • Citibank provides $400 million unsecured multicurrency credit facility to Deckers Outdoor CorporationJones Day represented Citibank, N.A., as left lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $400 million unsecured multicurrency revolving credit facility provided to Deckers Outdoor Corporation, a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories.
  • Sheet steel manufacturer amends and extends its existing $445.8 million senior secured construction term loanJones Day represented a sheet steel manufacturer in connection with the amendment and extension of its existing senior secured construction loan agreement, including more than $440 million of outstanding terms loans; as well as the simultaneous amendment, restatement, and extension of an existing senior secured revolving credit facility, including an increase in the commitments to $150 million.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Multi-Lender Credit Facilities

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $1.6 billion unsecured credit facility for a publically traded manufacturing company borrower, the proceeds of which were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for working capital.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in a $130 million asset-based credit facility for a publically traded manufacturing company borrower, the proceeds of which were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for working capital. The credit facility included U.S., Canadian, French, and English tranches of debt with obligors and collateral in those jurisdictions.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with an $800 million credit facility for a public company borrower, the proceeds of which were used to refinance existing indebtedness and to financing the acquisition of a group of companies in the wood treatment industry. The obligations under the credit facility were secured equally and ratably with the company's outstanding notes pursuant to the terms of a collateral trust agreement.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $200 million unsecured credit facility for a public company borrower in the railroad and transportation industries.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with $120 million in senior secured credit facilities, including a tranche of $50 million in economic development revenue bonds, for a privately held company in the meat packing industry.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in a $335 million asset-based credit facility for a national petroleum company.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $202 million senior secured credit facility to finance the acquisition of the stock of a specialty metals company. The credit facility also involved the merger of the acquired company into the borrower, as well as the negotiation of a subordination agreement with third-party lenders who helped to finance the acquisition.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger with respect to a $400 million unsecured credit facility provided to an investment-grade, public company borrower.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger with respect to a $400 million senior secured credit facility provided to a vertically integrated, global vision company and 35 of its domestic subsidiaries. The credit facility was guaranteed by the borrower's nonprofit insurance company parent, which implicated various regulatory issues in the structuring and documentation of the guaranty agreement.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent and lead arranger with respect to approximately $160 million in senior secured credit facilities consisting of first lien, second lien, and fully subordinated tranches of debt for a specialized manufacturing company with U.S. and Canadian operations.

    Served as counsel to the administrative agent, collateral agent, sole lead arranger, and sole bookrunner with respect to an $85 million revolving credit facility with a $25 million export-related subfacility, which was guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States under a fast-track working capital guaranty program for a global specialty chemicals company. The credit facilities were secured by first/second priority liens in all of the company's domestic assets with inverse first/second priority liens granted in connection with a simultaneous high yield debt offering (wrap collateral structure).

    Single-Lender Credit Facilities

    Served as counsel to a bank with respect to the issuance of an $80 million letter of credit used to provide credit enhancement and liquidity support for certain industrial development bonds. The facility was secured by a gross revenue pledge of the members of the obligated group under two separate master indentures.

    Served as counsel to a financial institution in connection with a $100 million term loan made to a processing company, the proceeds of which were used to refinance a tranche of notes issued pursuant to senior notes offering.

    Served as counsel to a financial institution in connection with a $90 million credit facility that included a $50 million revolving credit facility and a $40 million term loan facility for a holding company that owns and operates various equipment manufacturers and a marine transportation provider.

    Served as counsel to a financial institution in connection with the structuring, documentation, and negotiation of a $10 million secured term loan facility provided to a municipal authority in connection with the transfer of the ownership of certain facilities from a private management company to a municipal authority in which the private company continued in its role as the manager of such facilities. The credit facility was secured by a pledge of such transferred assets. In addition, the structuring of the financing arrangements required the resolution of a number of issues that are unique to the context of a public-private partnership, including those related to the municipal authority's power to enter into the public-private partnership with the management company as well as issues related to the authority's acquisition of and granting security interests in assets.

    Served as counsel to a private equity firm in the purchase of senior subordinated notes used to fund a portion of the acquisition consideration for the leveraged buyout of a services company.

    Served as counsel to the lender in connection with secured bank qualified and non-bank qualified credit facilities for a private, nonprofit assisted living facility operator, the proceeds of which were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for providing working capital.

    Leasing Matters

    Served as counsel to a national equipment leasing company with respect to the purchase of an approximately $21 million portfolio of federal government equipment leases.

    Served as counsel to the lender in connection with the funding of an aircraft lease, where the funding was collateralized by a security interest in the aircraft and an assignment of the funded lease.