Robert Wann Jr.
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Robert Wann, Jr. is a partner in O’Melveny’s Bank Finance practice. He advises public and private companies, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, investment banks, commercial banks, direct lending funds, and other sources of capital in a variety of financing transactions including acquisition financing, high-yield and investment-grade bonds, convertible notes, exchangeable notes, syndicated loans, club loans, bridge loans, balance sheet loans, committed financings and sale-leasebacks.
Robert has significant experience representing borrowers, issuers, and financing sources on both the bank and bond sides of financing transactions with a focus on complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. He is adept at handling matters in a variety of industries including telecom, media, technology, financial services, energy, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Robert also has significant experience working on cross-border transactions.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized by International Financial Law Review for working on “Private Equity Deal of the Year,” 2012
- New York
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- University at Albany - State University of New York, B.S., summa cum laude
- NASCAR Holdings, Inc.’s secured credit facility in connection with NASCAR’s acquisition of International Speedway Corporation for approximately US$2 billion
- QVC’s US$3.25 billion senior secured credit facility
- Sprague Resources LP’s US$2 billion senior secured revolving credit facility
- GCI, LLC’s US$600 million senior notes offering and US$950 million senior secured credit facility
- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s US$1.7 billion senior notes offering
- Formula 1’s US$2.92 billion cross border secured credit facility
- GCI Liberty in the financing aspects of its US$8.7 billion merger with Liberty Broadband
- Special Committee of Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the financing aspects of Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s sale to Elliot Advisors (UK) Limited for approximately US$683 million
- Westlake Chemical Corporation in the financing aspects of its US$2.15 billion acquisition of Boral’s North American Building Products Businesses
- CenterPoint Energy in the financing aspects of its US$2.15 billion sale of Arkansas and Oklahoma Natural Gas LDC Businesses to Summit Utilities
- El Paso Electric Company in the financing aspects of its sale to J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. for approximately US$4.3 billion
- Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. in the financing aspects of its sale to Expedia Group, Inc.
- Harvest Partners’ various bank acquisition financings of US$1 billion for the purchase of multiple portfolio companies
- Norwegian Cruise Line’s bond acquisition financing for Prestige Cruises and initial public offering
- Ally Financial, Inc.’s various bond offerings of US$14.0 billion and initial public offering
- Constellation Brands, Inc.’s bank acquisition financing for Grupo Modelo’s US business
- EP Energy LLC’s bond acquisition financing for EP Energy Corporation (named 2012 “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by IFLR)
- GMAC LLC’s (n/k/a Ally Financial Inc.) and Residential Capital, LLC’s US$28 billion exchange offer
- Spectrum Brands, Inc.’s bond acquisition financing for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s Hardware & Home Improvement Group
- Apex Technology Co., Ltd, PAG and Legend Capital Management Co., LTD’s approximately US$2.63 billion bank financing for the purchase of Lexmark International Inc.
- HNA’s $4.0 billion secured credit facility in connection with HNA’s acquisition of Ingram Micro
- Greystar Real Estate Partners’ US$250 million senior notes offering
- LifePoint Hospitals’ US$400 million senior notes offering
- Play Resorts’ senior credit facility and US$300 million senior notes offering
- Ashland Inc.’s US$2.3 billion senior notes offering
- Station Casinos’ US$500 million senior notes offering