Jeff Norton

Partner

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Jeff Norton focuses his practice on public and private finance matters, with particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border corporate and acquisition financing including leveraged credits and high yield bonds. His experience includes advising financial institutions, financial sponsors, private credit funds and corporates on a variety of finance matters in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has significant experience advising on syndicated credits, direct lending, fund financing, Term Loan B credits, bridge financings, high yield note issuances, unitranche facilities, first and second lien financings, asset based lending, distressed debt, fund finance, liability management transactions and restructurings.

Jeff has been repeatedly recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a leading banking and finance lawyer.

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Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1985, cum laude, Senior Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • University of Washington, M.A., 1982, cum laude
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1981, Honors

Professional Activities

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Structuring Term Loan B Transactions: Combining High Yield Financing With Conventional Bank Loans,” Strafford CLE Webinar (March 27, 2018)
  • American Express Global Business Travel in its £212 million bridge facility with Morgan Stanley for the acquisition of the Hogg Robinson Group, a leading Europe-based business travel company
  • American Express Global Business Travel in its US$300 million senior secured Term Loan B and multicurrency revolving facility with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs for the refinancing of its acquisition bridge facility for the purchase of the Hogg Robinson Group
  • CIT in its restructuring of first-lien credit facilities with Wingate affiliate MPI Group, including the restructuring of second-lien facilities with Goldman Sachs BDC
  • CIT in its restructuring of revolving and term facilities for Brentwood affiliate Soft Surroundings
  • Baring Private Equity Asia in its US$1.4 billion TLB and RCF to finance in part its acquisition of majority stakes in Vistra Group and Orangefield Group
  • AT&T Inc., in connection with its US$12 billion unsecured syndicated credit facility (with an uncommitted option to increase commitments to US$14 billion)
  • AT&T Inc., in connection with its private offer to exchange 17 series of notes aggregating over US$18 billion
  • AT&T Inc., in connection with US$9.155 billion unsecured syndicated credit facility and a US$2 billion bilateral unsecured credit facility
  • Societe Generale in connection with senior secured TLB and RCF for the US$1.2 billion acquisition by Abry Partners of RCN Corp, a US based telecom company
  • Societe Generale in connection with senior secured TLB and RCF for the acquisition by TowerBrook Capital Partners of Rave Cinemas LLC, a US based cinema chain
  • Societe Generale in connection with senior secured TLB and RCF for refinancing of Grande Communications Networks, LLC, a US based telecom company
  • BNP Paribas Fortis, Coöperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen–Boerenleenbank (trading as Rabobank International), and ING Bank N.V. in connection with a EUR€395 million first and second lien covenant-lite TLB refinancing of the existing debt of Continental Foods, a leading consumer food business (comprising the former Campbell Soup Company)
  • BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Securities Corp. in connection with senior secured US$310 million covenant-lite TLB and RCF for LTI Flexible Products, Inc., a US-based manufacturing company
  • BNP Paribas as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger in connection with a USD 425m senior secured credit facility for U.S. Silica Company, a leading US producer of industrial minerals for shale oil and gas exploration and production
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