March 30, 2017

Willkie’s role in the restructuring of Colt Defense, LLC was recognized at the 2017 Turnaround Awards, sponsored by The M&A Advisor. The matter was named “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($250M to $500M).” Willkie represented Morgan Stanley in its $90 million exit facility to Colt, the maker of iconic brand hand guns and military weaponry. The matter was handled by partners Leonard Klingbaum, John Longmire, Jennifer Hardy and Eugene Chang; counsel Cindy Chernuchin; and associates Rachel Dooley and Thea Rogers.