May 10, 2023

Willkie recently advised JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger in the refinancing of Golden West Food Group, Inc.’s existing credit facility.

The new credit facilities, announced on May 4, consist of a senior secured $355 million revolving facility, a senior secured $45 million real estate term loan and an incremental facility of up to $75 million. The $475 million refinancing transaction positions Golden West Food Group, a manufacturer and distributor of food products, to expand into new markets and to capitalize on long-term growth opportunities.

The Willkie team was led by partners Jason Pearl and Jonathan Zane and included associates Chetan Tripathy and Annie Moody. Partner Krystyna Blakeslee and counsel Matthew Root also advised on real estate aspects of the transaction.