William N. Dye

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8219
F 212 728 9219
wdyewillkie.com

William N. Dye is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Finance Practice Group, focusing on acquisition and other debt financings, including leveraged loans and mezzanine financings.

William regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, corporate borrowers and lenders, in connection with a wide range of financing transactions including acquisition financings, recapitalizations, working capital financings and restructurings.  William has extensive experience in debt commitments, first and second lien financings, asset based lending, mezzanine and bridge financings and bank/bond financings.  William has significant industry experience in acquisition finance in the software and intellectual property industries, as well as a broad range of other industry experience including media, healthcare, transportation, insurance, mutual and hedge funds and other financial services.

William also has significant experience with international finance transactions in numerous non-US jurisdictions.  From 1998 to 2001, William was the managing partner of the firm's London office.

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William N. Dye is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Finance Practice Group, focusing on acquisition and other debt financings, including leveraged loans and mezzanine financings.

Selected Significant Matters

William has advised borrowers and lenders in numerous financings, including the following recent representations:

  • Brighthouse Financial Inc. in connection with its delayed draw term credit facility, revolving credit facility and term credit facility
  • MetLife, Inc. in connection with its senior credit facilities
  • Argo Group, Inc. in connection with its senior credit facilities
  • Centerbridge Capital Partners in connection with financing for the acquisition of Superior Vision Corporation, a managed vision care company
  • Essent Group Ltd. in connection with its credit facilities
  • Hamilton Re, Ltd. in connection with its senior credit facilities
  • Lancashire Holdings Limited in connection with its credit facilities
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in connection with its credit facilities
  • Tower Hill Insurance Group, Inc. in connection with its credit facilities
  • Insight Venture Partners and its portfolio companies in connection with a wide range of acquisition, recapitalization and other financings
  • Delphi Automotive Tranche C Collective – debt and equity backstop commitments
  • GTH LLC in connection with its senior credit facilities and financing for its acquisition of mortgage servicing rights
  • MedAssets, Inc. in connection with its senior credit facilities, including financing for the acquisition of The Broadlane Group
  • Nephila Capital, as lender, in connection with acquisition financings
  • United Maritime Group in connection with acquisition financing