P. Joshua Deason


New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8631
F 212 728 9631

Joshua Deason is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department. Joshua practices in the firm’s Finance Practice Group, focusing on banking and institutional finance.

He represents domestic and international borrowers, issuers and lenders in a wide array of secured and unsecured financings, including acquisition financings, bridge financings, first-lien/second-lien financings, mezzanine financings, mutual fund financings, subscription financings, asset-based lending and workouts and restructurings of existing financings.

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Joshua Deason is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department. Joshua practices in the firm’s Finance Practice Group, focusing on banking and institutional finance.

Selected Significant Matters

Joshua has acted as counsel to:

  • Tronox in securing committed financing with respect to its all-cash, $1.64 billion acquisition of Alkali Chemicals from FMC Corporation, as well as in the financing of its acquisition of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business for $1.673 billion in cash and stock
  • GSO Capital in its $550 million facility to finance the approximately $2.7 billion acquisition of Belk by Sycamore Partners
  • Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in the financing aspects of its sale of C.H.I. Overhead Doors to KKR
  • Morgan Stanley in its $85 million first lien exit facility to Global Geophysical Services, Inc.
  • A lead arranger in $117.5 million in first lien secured unitranche term facilities to finance the acquisition by a private equity sponsor of a “carve out” chemicals company
  • A sponsor in $1.1 billion in first lien and second lien facilities to finance the recapitalization and portfolio consolidation of several software processing companies
  • Charterhouse and Elior in $210 million in secured term, delayed draw and revolving credit facilities for the cross-border acquisition of TrustHouse Services
  • Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in $268 million in secured first lien/second lien and revolving credit facilities in a dividend recapitalization transaction involving C.H.I. Overhead Doors
  • Calvert Street Partners in tack-on senior secured credit facilities and mezzanine financing facilities in connection with the acquisitions of Xxtreme Pipe Services and James Clark Inspections by IOS
  • Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company in $1.85 billion in secured refinancing cross-border mortgage and mezzanine loans to Kyo-ya Hotels
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia on multiple acquisition financings
  • The majority lenders in connection with the restructuring of the credit facility of Kerzner International Limited
  • Various mutual funds in connection with their secured and unsecured financings, from various lenders, including JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A.
  • Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with the $1 billion revolving credit facility provided to Host Hotels & Resorts, L.P.
  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio companies in connection with multiple acquisition financings, bridge financings and refinancing
  • EchoStar Corporation in connection with its $75 million debtor-in-possession financing for TerreStar Networks, Inc.
  • A medical technology company in connection with its $10 million debtor-in-possession financing facility, $150 million chapter 11 exit term loan facility and $25 million chapter 11 exit revolving facility
  • MedAssets, Inc. in connection with the $785 million senior credit and bridge facilities financing its acquisition of The Broadlane Group
  • Silver Point Finance LLC as agent and lender under a $68.75 million second-lien term loan exit facility to Muzak LLC, facilitating post-emergence ownership of Muzak by a group of pre-petition creditors led by Silver Point

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • “In re Miller: Recent Case Highlights the Difficulty of Perfecting Security Interests Against Individuals under Article 9 of the UCC”, The Practical Lawyer Magazine (February 2013)