David Tarr

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8241
F 212 728 9241
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David Tarr is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice Group. David focuses on finance transactions with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance. He represents corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors and lenders in a variety of secured and unsecured transactions. 

David Tarr is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and a member of the Finance Practice Group. David focuses on finance transactions with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance. He represents corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors and lenders in a variety of secured and unsecured transactions. 

Selected Significant Matters

David's representative matters include*:

  • The Sterling Group and its portfolio company Construction Supply Group in Construction Supply’s acquisition of Construction Materials
  • Keg Logistics LLC on secured financing for its acquisition of Keg Credit, LLC, which combines two of the leading keg providers in the U.S. craft brewing industry
  • Hudson’s Bay Company on its $1.9 billion global ABL credit facility
  • Insight Venture Partners on secured financing for its $624 million acquisition of Diligent Corporation
  • Seaport Capital and its portfolio company B Media Group on secured financing for its acquisition of Showtime Outdoor Media
  • Warburg Pincus on secured financing matters for its portfolio company Stratford School
  • Warburg Pincus on financing matters in connection with sale of its portfolio company RegionalCare Hospital Partners
  • Insight Venture Partners on secured financing for its acquisition of Fourth Hospitality
  • HealthEquity, Inc. on secured revolving financing matters
  • Hudson’s Bay Company on global secured financing for its €2.82 billion acquisition of Galeria Kaufhof
  • Platinum Equity on secured financing matters for its acquisition of PrimeSource Building Products
  • Insight Venture Partners on secured financing for its acquisition of e2open
  • Certain bondholders of Liberty Tire Recycling in connection with out-of-court debt restructuring matter
  • Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan on senior secured financing for the £365 million acquisition of Bridon Limited
  • 3i Group PLC on senior secured financing for the $202.5 million acquisition of A&A Manufacturing
  • Investors led by Macquarie Group in senior secured and bridge financing commitments for the $3.4 billion acquisition of Cleco Corporation
  • Quinpario Acquisition Corp. on $460 million of senior credit facilities incurred to finance its acquisition of Jason Incorporated
  • The Carlyle Group on senior secured and bridge financing for its acquisition of the Industrial Packaging Group segment of Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Texas Competitive Electric Company LLC and its subsidiaries on $4.475 billion debtor-in-possession financing
  • ABRY Partners on $335 million first and second lien credit facilities incurred to acquire Aegis Sciences Corporation
  • MidOcean Partners on $335 million first and second lien senior secured financing for the acquisition of Water Pik, Inc.
  • Alcatel-Lucent and certain of its global subsidiaries in connection with €300 million and $2.25 billion senior secured credit facilities
  • The Carlyle Group on the senior credit facilities incurred to acquire Service King Paint & Body and on subsequent sale of company
  • Tronox Incorporated in a debtor-in-possession and exit term loan, ABL credit facilities, and subsequent $1.8 billion global refinancing in its acquisition of the South African and Australian mineral sands business of Exxaro and concurrent corporate restructuring and recapitalizations
  • Atlantic Broadband on $1.05 billion of first and second lien senior secured "precap" credit facilities
  • GSO Capital as lender in a debt financing for the acquisition of Tekelec
  • iGate Corporation and Apax Partners in the financing for their acquisition of a majority stake in Patni Computer Systems
  • Bain Capital on the secured financing for their acquisition of Air Medical Holdings and subsequent recapitalizations

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, David was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. 


*David advised on some of these matters at his prior firm.

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