Viktor Okasmaa

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
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F 212 728 9270
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Viktor Okasmaa is a partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Finance Department. He represents private equity sponsors, corporations, direct lenders and investment banks in connection with a wide variety of financing transactions. He has significant experience in acquisition financings and leveraged buyouts.

Chambers USA (2021) recognizes Viktor among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Banking & Finance. He is also recognized by IFLR1000 (2021) as Highly Regarded in Banking and by Legal 500 (2021) as a Leading Lawyer in Finance: Commercial Lending. Legal 500 has previously noted that Viktor “‘does a very good job communicating complicated legal points to his banker brethren’ and is commended for his ‘tireless work ethic.’”

Viktor served as contributing editor for the 2021 and 2022 editions of Acquisition Finance, and co-authored the comprehensive chapter for the United States both years.

Viktor Okasmaa is a partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Finance Department. He represents private equity sponsors, corporations, direct lenders and investment banks in connection with a wide variety of financing transactions. He has significant experience in acquisition financings and leveraged buyouts.

Chambers USA (2021) recognizes Viktor among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Banking & Finance. He is also recognized by IFLR1000 (2021) as Highly Regarded in Banking and by Legal 500 (2021) as a Leading Lawyer in Finance: Commercial Lending. Legal 500 has previously noted that Viktor “‘does a very good job communicating complicated legal points to his banker brethren’ and is commended for his ‘tireless work ethic.’”

Viktor served as contributing editor for the 2021 and 2022 editions of Acquisition Finance, and co-authored the comprehensive chapter for the United States both years.

Selected Significant Matters

Direct Lending/Principal Debt Investor Representations*

  • Blackstone Credit in dozens of financing transactions
  • Goldman Sachs Mezzanine Partners in connection with financings for Duravant, ERICO, First Data, Moneygram, Petco, RGIS, Univar, VWR and Willis
  • HPS in financings for American Transfer & Trust Company, Emerging Markets Communications, Telx and York
  • KKR in debt and equity investments in Preferred Sands

Private Equity Sponsor and Portfolio Company Representations*

  • AlixPartners in connection with several credit facilities
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in financings for Accuserve, SageView Advisory Group, Fullsteam and Surepoint
  • Bridge Growth Partners in connection with the acquisition financing and add-on financings for Syniti
  • Court Square Capital Partners in the recapitalization and acquisition of Medical Knowledge Group from WindRose Health Investors
  • FFL Capital Partners in connection with acquisition financings and add-on financings for Community Medical Services, Accordion, Summit Behavioral Health, Eyecare Partners, Eyemart, Interactive Health, Orthodontic Partners, USOP and Wellstreet
  • Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition financing for Sterling Backcheck
  • Insight Partners in connection with acquisition financings and add-on financings for Drillinginfo, Episerver, Illuminate, Tritech, Property Brands and Vacation Brands
  • Investcorp in connection with acquisition financings and add-on financings for Fortune Fishing, ICR, Resa Power and Revature
  • New Mountain Capital in connection with acquisition financings and add-on financings for DRB, Gelest, Inmar, OneDigital and Sparta Systems
  • NL1 AcquireCo Inc., an entity led by FFL Partners and CDPQ, in its acquisition of New Look Vision Group, a provider of eye care products and services
  • Onex in connection with acquisition financings and add-on financings for Carestream Health, Jeld-Wen, Jack's Restaurants and York
  • RXR Realty in an investment by Northstar Realty Finance in RXR and related credit facilities
  • Senator Investment Group in the financing for the acquisition of Engs Commercial Finance
  • Stella Point Capital in connection with the acquisition financings for Intermex and RightPoint
  • Wendel in connection with the acquisition financings for CSP Technologies and Allied Barton
  • Aleris in its DIP and exit financings and the refinancing of its ABL credit facility
  • Citadel in the financing for its acquisition of E*Trade

Public Company Representations*

  • HBC in its investment in Convene and creation of a leading flex space operator
  • Brookfield Office Properties in a $1 billion revolving credit facility
  • Coach in several credit facilities
  • Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. in connection with the financing for its $42 billion acquisition of Worldpay and other credit facilities
  • Extended Stay in multiple credit facilities
  • Merck in the refinancing of its existing revolving credit facility with a $7 billion revolving credit facility
  • Merck in the $11 billion financing for its acquisition of Schering Plough
  • Proctor & Gamble in revolving credit facilities totaling $11 billion
  • Reis in its revolving credit facility
  • Resideo in multiple credit facilities
  • Sirius International Group in its $300 million letter of credit/revolving credit facility
  • SPX in several credit facilities in excess of $1.5 billion

Lead Arranger Representations*

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with financings for Alliance Laundry Systems, American Tire Distributor, Boomerang Tube, Brock, Electrical Component International, International Equipment Solutions, HHI Holdings, Metaldyne, NES Tanks, Noranda Aluminum, Royalty Pharma and UCI
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan in the $10 billion committed certain funds financing for the hostile takeover bid by Royalty Pharma for Elan Corporation
  • The administrative agent and lead arranger, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as lead initial purchaser, in the bank/bond financing for the €3.75 billion acquisition of the SIG Combibloc Group by Onex Corporation
  • JPMorgan in connection with numerous credit facilities

* Viktor advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Mr. Okasmaa was a partner at a well-regarded international law firm.

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