Jason B. Pearl

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8184
F 212 728 9184
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Jason Pearl is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the firm’s Finance Practice Group. He represents private equity funds, corporate borrowers, lenders, other financial institutions and agents in a variety of complex secured and unsecured loan and capital markets transactions for both U.S. and non-U.S. transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, bank/bridge commitments, first and second lien financings, mezzanine financings and ABL facilities. 

Jason Pearl is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the firm’s Finance Practice Group. He represents private equity funds, corporate borrowers, lenders, other financial institutions and agents in a variety of complex secured and unsecured loan and capital markets transactions for both U.S. and non-U.S. transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, bank/bridge commitments, first and second lien financings, mezzanine financings and ABL facilities. 

Selected Significant Matters

Jason has advised on the following significant matters:

Lender Representations (including Lead Arranger and Direct Lender Representations)

  • Representation of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as lead arranger, lead lender and administrative agent in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of The Bank of Nova Scotia, as lead arranger, lead lender and administrative agent in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of various family offices, private equity sponsors, hedge funds and alternative asset managers in connection with direct lending matters.
  • Representation of the Steering Committee of the High Yield Bond Holders on the debt restructuring of French oil services company CGG, one of the major financial restructuring in France with $3 billion of indebtedness and the first restructuring conducted under French and U.S. legal proceedings with a Sauvegarde in France and chapter 11 and chapter 15 cases in the U.S.

Private Equity Sponsor and Portfolio Company Representations

  • Representation of AlixPartners in connection with its credit facilities.
  • Representation of Bridge Growth Partners and their portfolio companies in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of Centerbridge Partners, and its portfolio company, Superior Vision, in the financing associated with its acquisition of a majority stake in Davis Vision.
  • Representation of CIP Capital and their portfolio companies in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of a family office in connection with financing matters related to its ownership of numerous U.S. auto dealerships.
  • Representation of Insight Partners and their portfolio companies in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of Investcorp and their portfolio companies in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of New Mountain Capital and their portfolio companies in numerous financing matters.
  • Representation of Pattonair, a Platinum Equity portfolio company, in the financing associated with its acquisition of Wesco Aircraft.
  • Representation of Platinum Equity in the financings associated with its acquisition of each of Aventiv, Cision, Sigura and Yak Access and other portfolio company financing activities.

Public Company Representations*

  • Representation of AdaptHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: AHCO) in connection with the financing associated with its proposed acquisition of home medical equipment provider AeroCare, its $500 million senior notes offering of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and its $350 million senior notes offering of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2028.
  • Representation of AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMK) in connection with its $270 million senior secured credit facilities and other related financing matters.
  • Representation of Paramount Group, Inc. (NYSE: PGRE) in connection with the refinancing of its operating partnership’s $800 million credit facility.
  • Representation of Ryerson Holding Corp. (NYSE: RYI) in numerous financing matters, including in connection with its $1.0 billion asset-based revolving credit facility and its $500 million offering of 8.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2028.
  • Representation of Six Flags (NYSE: SIX) in connection with its $1.135 billion senior secured refinancing.
  • Representation of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) and its subsidiary United Surgical Partners International in certain financing matters related to its acquisition of up to 45 ambulatory surgery centers from SurgCenter Development and its physician partners for approximately $1.1 billion.
  • Representation of Tronox Holdings plc (NYSE: TROX) in connection with its $2.15 billion term loan facility and $550 million global asset-based revolving credit facility and other related financing matters.

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

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