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 & Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the firm's Capital Markets Practice Group.  Cris focuses on 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 focuses on general corporate representation and SEC matters as well as restructurings. 

Cristopher Greer is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Co-Chair of the firm's Capital Markets Practice Group.  Cris focuses on 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 focuses on general corporate representation and SEC matters as well as restructurings. 

Selected Significant Matters

Capital Markets and Related Materials

  • Representing Platinum Equity in the financing of its $1.9 billion acquisition of Wesco Aircraft
  • Representing Platinum Equity in the high yield and holding company financing associated with its acquisition of Wesco Aircraft and the subsequent merger with Pattonair
  • Representing Platinum Equity in the financing aspects of the multi-step sale of Artesyn Technologies
  • Representing Platinum Equity on the financing aspects of its $2.74 billion acquisition of Cision Ltd.
  • Representing HealthEquity, Inc. in its approximately $412 million offering of 6.75 million common shares
  • Representing Platinum Equity in the financing of its $2.1 billion acquisition of Lifescan Diagnostic Systems' manufacturing business
  • Representing Platinum Equity in the bank financings associated with the acquisitions of each of Lonza’s Water Care Businesses, Securus Technologies and Yak Access
  • Representing LSB Industries, Inc. in offerings of senior secured notes and related consent solicitation
  • Representing Friedman Fleischer & Lowe and CURO Group Holdings Corp. in Curo’s IPO
  • Representing Platinum Equity in high yield and bank financings in connection with Platinum's acquisition of Pattonair
  • Representing Tronox Limited in an offering of senior notes in connection with its $3.150 billion global refinancing
  • Representing the issuers in the notes offering in connection with SourceHOV's combination with Novitex Holdings, Inc. and Exela Technologies, Inc.
  • Representing iPayments, Inc. in its offering of second lien senior secured notes as part of the company's broad refinancing
  • Representing Fidelity Information Services in its notes offering and related tender offers
  • Representing Cardtronics, Inc. and Cardtronics USA, Inc. in its offering of senior notes
  • Representing Curo Financial Technologies Corp. in various offerings of senior secured notes
  • Representing Platinum Equity in high yield and bank financings in connection with Platinum's acquisition of Vertiv Corporation and Vertiv in the subsequent offering of PIK toggle notes, tender offer and other capital markets transactions
  • 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 and WFS in its subsequent offering of senior secured and unsecured notes
  • Representing Warburg Pincus as selling stockholder in a common stock offering of TMG Holdings Co&oumlperatief U.A.
  • Representing affiliates of Fortress Investment Group as selling stockholder in a common stock offering of Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc.
  • Representing Ryerson Holding Corporation in 144A offerings of senior secured notes and related refinancing transactions
  • 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. and Sensis in subsequent refinancings
  • Representing Friedman Fleischer & Lowe in connection with the high yield offering as part of 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 Warburg Pincus in secondary offerings of common stock of Tornier and Fidelity Information Services
  • Representing Warburg Pincus and the issuers in the IPOs of Tornier, Transdigm and Polypore
  • 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
  • Representing the underwriters in connection with offerings for North American Energy, Propex and the Allstate Corporation
  • Advising Level 3, GFI, Inc., MedAssets, Teva, CMA and W.R. Berkley in various notes offerings
  • Representing Platinum Equity and its portfolio companies in high yield and bank financings for Maxim Crane, PNA and CompuCom
  • Advising Allied World Assurance in its IPO and subsequent debt offerings 

Restructurings

  • Representing the bondholders in connection with a private placement of notes as part of the in-court restructuring of CGG Holding
  • Representing Cetus Capital as lender in the out-of-court restructuring of Sprint Industrial Holdings
  • 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
  • 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 in its out-of-court restructuring
  • Representing United Site Services in its out-of-court restructuring

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