Securities Company – Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility
Represented a Texas-based securities company in acquiring a term loan and revolving credit facility.
Represented a Texas-based securities company in acquiring a term loan and revolving credit facility.
Analyze strategic credit facilities and consolidation for client, a family-run group of companies focused on sports, media and real estate.
Represented a commercial bank as a participant in a $50 million credit facility secured by artworks.
Represented a commercial bank as a participant in a $50 million credit facility secured by artworks and real estate.
Represented a commercial bank, as administrative agent, issuing bank and lender, in amending and restating an existing syndicated, senior secured asset-based credit facility to a company engaged in the apparel business, into an $80 million asset-based credit facility. The proceeds will be used for working capital purposes.
Represented a commercial bank in a $14 million term loan to a private wealth client secured by life insurance policy collateral.
Represented an alternative lender in a $100 million secured facility to a newly formed provider of personal and small business loans.
Represented a leading regional sports network in a $24 million equipment lease financing facility provided by Banc of America Leasing & Capital and in a subsequent amendment to the facility.
Represented a major commercial bank, as sole lender, in a $20 million secured line of credit to a trust beneficially owned by a high-net-worth individual, and a related company. The facility is secured by marketable securities and restricted stock.
Represented a regional sports network in an amendment to an indenture with a U.S. bank concerning the issuance of $250 million in senior subordinated notes.
Represented a U.S. commercial bank, as a syndicate lender, in a $150 million senior secured revolving credit facility to an NHL franchise. The proceeds are to be used for legal purposes, consistent with the NHL Constitution.
Represented Legends Hospitality, the sports and entertainment joint venture controlled by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, in a strategic partnership and investment in the company by New Mountain Capital.
Represented a regional sports network in amending its $24 million equipment lease financing facility to include an affiliate as a lessee.
Represent Fotografiska, a Swedish photography destination, in connection with establishing its NYC flagship location at 281 Park Avenue South, New York.
Represented one of the nation's largest cheese manufacturers in amending and extending its senior secured asset-based credit facilities into a $114.5 million revolving credit facility and a $5.5 million term loan. The proceeds are to be used for general corporate purposes.
Represented Legends Hospitality Holding Company, LLC (“Legends Hospitality”) in majority investment by private equity firm Sixth Street in the global premium experiences company, co-founded by the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys. As reported by Legends, “[t]he new investment from Sixth Street will support the long-term growth of the Company’s global client relationships and further enhancements to its innovative 360-degree platform of premium experience offerings for the most iconic global brands in sports, entertainment, and attractions.”
Herrick has represented Legends since its inception in 2008, when our Sports Law Group worked with the Cowboys and the Yankees, along with two private equity firms, to form this ground-breaking joint venture. Initially, Legends focused on delivering enhanced concessions and premium experiences. Since its formation, Legends’ range of services has grown to include six worldwide divisions and it has partnered with many iconic international sports, entertainment and attractions brands.
Represented long-standing client Legends Hospitality in its entry into a share purchase agreement with the private equity firm Sixth Street. Under the share purchase agreement, Sixth Street acquired a controlling interest in Legends Hospitality. This investment will support Legends continued growth as a premium experiences company that specializes in delivering holistic solutions for sports, entertainment and attractions clients.
In connection with the acquisition, Legends Hospitality (i) issued senior secured long-term notes and (ii) entered into a revolving credit facility and PIK facility. The net proceeds were used to redeem certain outstanding equity securities of Legends Hospitality and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
In order to preserve Legends Hospitality’s liquidity and support its continued investment in accretive, long-term capital projects, affiliates of Sixth Street and other third parties will provide Legends Hospitality with access to funding provided by an investment vehicle. The funding will be used for capital expenditures, pre-opening costs and other disbursements contemplated by contracts entered into by Legends Hospitality.
Represented Wilkinson Global Capital Partners LLC, a leading asset management and investment advisory firm, in its purchase of Wilkinson Global Asset Management, a New York-based private wealth investment manager, pursuant to a call option. The sale was made in accordance with a multi-year financing agreement with the seller, Fiera Capital.
Represented Cantor Fitzgerald Securities as the administrative agent and collateral agent under an $85 million exit facility following the successful Blackhawk Mining, LLC, et al. (Bankr. D. Del.), chapter 11 cases, which involved over 100 properties, encompassing active mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky and substantial metallurgical and thermal coal reserves in West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The real estate component included terminating existing mortgages encumbering the properties, preparing new mortgages to secure Cantor’s interest, preparing as-extracted collateral filings, reviewing specific requirements related to leasehold properties and title review. Herrick previously represented Cantor Fitzgerald as the administrative agent and the collateral agent under Blackhawk’s (i) pre-petition $660 million first lien term loan facility and (ii) $150 million DIP term loan facility in connection with the pre-packaged restructuring of approximately $1.1 billion of debt, which involved assigning the previous administrative agent’s interest in all of Blackhawk’s properties in West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio to Cantor Fitzgerald, as administrative agent.
Represented Yankee Global Enterprises in connection with the issuance by the New York City Industrial Agency of approximately $927 million of refunding bonds for the benefit of the Yankees.
Representation of Cantor Fitzgerald Securities as (i) successor administrative agent and collateral agent under a $660 million first lien facility, (ii) the administrative agent and collateral agent under a $150 million DIP facility in connection with the chapter 11 case of Blackhawk Mining, and (iii) the administrative agent and collateral agent under an $85 million exit facility.
Represented a U.S. commercial bank, as a sole lender, in a $50 million senior secured revolving credit facility to owners of an MLB franchise. The proceeds are to be used for working capital purposes.
Represented a leading regional sports network in a restructuring of its ownership structure through the formation of a new Delaware limited liability company.
Represented a leading regional sports network in the redemption of senior subordinated notes in the principal amount of $250 million and in the issuance of new senior subordinated notes in the principal amount of $200 million.
Represented a leading regional sports network in amending and restating its senior secured credit facility into a $600 million term loan facility and a $60 million delay draw facility. The proceeds will be used to refinance existing indebtedness, redeem existing senior subordinated notes, and for working capital purposes.
Represented a real estate investment advisory and property management company in a multi-million dollar secured line of credit provided by a bank syndicate.
Represented a major league baseball franchise in a $4 million unsecured term loan facility provided by a national bank. The proceeds will be used to pay various fees and expenses related to the facility and to finance certain projects.
Represented a leading regional sports network, as borrower, in amending and restating its senior secured term loan facility into a $625 million term loan facility. The proceeds were used for working capital purposes
Represented client in a $300 million senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $35 million term loan, $65 million term loan, and a $200 million revolving credit facility with a letter of credit and swingline sub-facilities. Proceeds were used to refinance existing debt and for working capital purposes, including financing-permitted acquisitions.
Represented the owner and operator of a major league baseball franchise in amending and extending its existing $250 million syndicated senior secured credit facilities, consisting of a $200 million term loan facility and a $50 million revolving credit facility.
Represented Legends Hospitality in a $225 million senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $40 million term loan, a $35 million term, and a $150 million revolving credit facility. The proceeds were used to refinance existing debt and will be used for the construction and build-out of the observation deck at the new World Trade Center in New York.
Represented a national bank, as syndicate lender, in the NHL league-wide credit facilities consisting of a $990 million senior secured revolving credit facility and a $410 million delayed draw secured term loan facility.
Represented the holding company of a minor league base baseball team in a multi-million dollar secured term loan.
Represented a major league baseball franchise in a $250 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a $200 million league term loan facility and a $50 million revolving credit facility. The proceeds were used to make a dividend payment to parent to repay existing facility and to pay fees and expenses.
Represented a U.S. bank, as administrative agent and lender, in a $300 million secured syndicated revolving credit facility to a high-net-worth individual and an offshore trust. The credit facility is secured by museum quality, fine artworks and is guaranteed by a trust and a BVI entity. Proceeds of the credit facility are to be used to finance investments.
Represented Legends Hospitality in the development and operation of the observation deck at the top of One World Trade Center.
Represented a U.S. commercial bank in a $400 million syndicated revolving loan facility to a trust established by a major sports league to make further loans to participating clubs. The loan is secured by team revenues from league sponsored TV rights and other revenue sources on a non-cross collateralized team basis.
Represented a prominent real estate investment management firm on two senior mortgage loan financings aggregating $57.5 million, and secured by full service hotels in East Rutherford and Edison, New Jersey, including issues attendant to the implementation of a multi-million dollar property improvement plan.
Represented PCCP Capital, a real estate private equity firm in the origination of a $65 million loan used for the acquisition and repositioning of Cassa Hotel, a 165-room luxury hotel property in New York City.
Represented a private bank in a $16 million revolving credit facility secured by thirteen works of art.
Representation of Israel Discount Bank of New York as administrative agent and lender, in connection with a senior secured syndicated credit facility to a triple A minor league baseball team.
Representation of Lehman Commercial Paper, as agent, in an amended and restated $140 million multiple draw term loan receivables funding facility for a special purpose vehicle of a leading U.S. publishing company and successful payout and termination.
Represented a major financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in providing a $51 million senior secured credit facility - consisting of a term loan facility and a revolving facility with a sublimit for letters of credit - to IntegraMed America, Inc. (a Delaware corporation that provides services and products to medical practices specializing in infertility and vein disorders). We negotiated limited security agreements with a large number of medical practices to use certain accounts receivable payable to the practices to secure the loan.
Represented a leading regional sports network and franchise in the negotiation and closing of $630 million senior secured credit facility.
Represented a major financial institution in a term loan to a New York art gallery. The loan was secured by all the gallery's assets, as well as artworks from the gallery owner's personal collection.
Represented Stillwater Capital Partners, Inc., in the sale of all the assets, liabilities and investment portfolios of various private investment funds to Gerova Financial Group, Ltd. (formerly Asia Special Situation Acquisition Corp.), a publicly held special purpose acquisition company organized in the Cayman Islands.
Represented Legends Hospitality, LLC and Legends Premium Sales, LLC in connection with their senior secured credit facility consisting of a term loan and a revolving credit facility with a letter of credit and swing line subfacilities. Legends Hospitality provides sports and entertainment venues with food, beverage, merchandise and other hospitality services.
Represented a U.S. commercial bank in restructuring a $20 million credit facility for a prominent restaurant chain.
Represented a private bank, as letter of credit issuer and administrative agent, in a $100 million letter of credit facility; and as lender in a $325 million revolving credit facility, each to a trust, the proceeds of which are for working capital purposes. The facilities are cross-collateralized and secured by a combination of public company stock, diversified liquid assets and cash.