Cristopher Greer

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8214
F 212 728 9214
cgreerwillkie.com

Cristopher Greer is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the firm's Capital Markets Practice Group.  Cris specializes in capital market transactions, representing financial sponsors,  corporate issuers and investment banks in public and private offerings of debt, equity, and equity-linked securities.  Cris also specializes in general corporate representation and SEC matters as well as restructurings. 

Cristopher Greer is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the firm's Capital Markets Practice Group.  Cris specializes in capital market transactions, representing financial sponsors,  corporate issuers and investment banks in public and private offerings of debt, equity, and equity-linked securities.  Cris also specializes in general corporate representation and SEC matters as well as restructurings. 

Selected Significant Matters

Capital Markets

  • Representing Ryerson Holding Corporation in its public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock
  • Representing Platinum Equity in high yield and bank financings in connection with Platinum’s acquisition of WFS Global Holdings SAS
  • Representing Warburg Pincus as selling stockholder in a common stock offering of TMG Holdings Coöperatief U.A.
  • Representing WFS Global Holding SAS in a 144A offering of senior secured and senior unsecured notes
  • Representing affiliates of Fortress Investment Group as selling stockholder in a common stock of Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc.
  • Representing Ryerson Holding Corporation in a 144A offering of senior secured notes and related refinancing transactions
  • Represented LSB Industries in its successful consent solicitation following the company’s $364 million sale of its climate control business
  • Representing Neovia Logistics in an offering of senior secured notes
  • Representing The Men’s Wearhouse in its offering of senior notes in connection with its acquisition of Jos. A. Banks
  • Representing Ryerson Holding Corporation in its IPO
  • Representing the underwriters in various common stock offerings by Brookdale and its majority stockholders
  • Representing Platinum Equity in high-yield and bank financings in connection with Platinum’s acquisition of Artesyn Technologies
  • Representing Platinum Equity in its connection with the financing of its acquisition of Sensis Pty Ltd.
  • Representing Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in connection with the financing of FFL’s acquisition of Iracore
  • Representing Platinum Equity in connection with the high-yield and bank financings to fund the acquisition by Platinum of SPL Logistics
  • Representing Neovia Logistics in an offering of PIK Toggle Notes
  • Representing Warburg Pincus in secondary offerings of common stock of Tornier and Fidelity Information Services
  • Representing Ryerson in its $900 million refinancing and related tender offers
  • Representing the issuers in the initial public offerings of Tornier, Transdigm and Polypore, each a Warburg Pincus portfolio company
  • Representing Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in connection with the financing of FFL’s acquisition of Speedy Cash and follow-on PIK note offering by Speedy Cash
  • Advising Keystone Automotive in various financings
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with offerings for North American Energy, Propex and the Allstate Corporation
  • Advising GFI, Inc., MedAssets, Teva, CMA and W.R. Berkley in various notes offerings
  • Advising Level 3 on various offerings
  • Advising Platinum Equity and its portfolio companies in other offerings, including for Maxim Crane, PNA and CompuCom
  • Advising Allied World Assurance in its IPO and subsequent debt offerings

Restructurings

  • Representing an ad hoc group of bondholders in connection with the restructuring of Illinois Power Generating Company
  • Representing an ad hoc group of bondholders in negotiations with TerraForm Global, held by SunEdison
  • Representing the ad hoc committee of bondholders in the out-of-court restructuring of Liberty Tire
  • Representing Momentive Performance Materials in its Chapter 11 proceeding
  • Advising the Ad Hoc Committee of First Lien Debt Holders of Koosharem
  • Advising on the Chapter 11 of KV Pharmaceuticals
  • Representing Platinum Equity as noteholder in connection with the restructuring in chapter 11 of Ahern Rentals and the out-of-court restructuring of Aquilex
  • Representing Broadview Networks Holdings in its Chapter 11 proceeding
  • Representing Platinum Equity and other bondholders in connection with an out-of-court debt-to-equity exchange by Keystone Automotive
  • Representing the noteholders in connection with the out-of-court exchange offer by LBI Media
  • Representing bondholders in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of Affinion Group
  • Advising Angiotech Pharmaceuticals and United Site Services in their out-of-court restructurings
  • Advising hedge funds and formal and informal groups on debt agreement analysis and related issues

 

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