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Joseph W. Price

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Joe concentrates his practice on debt financing transactions, with special emphasis on both the private equity sector and restructuring matters. He has extensive experience representing private equity sponsors, public and private corporate borrowers, and lenders. He handles leveraged acquisitions, secured and unsecured, second lien, mezzanine, asset-based, crossing lien, debtor-in-possession, exit and distressed financings, workouts, and restructurings. His experience includes domestic and international syndicated, club and bi-lateral debt facilities ranging in size from less than five million to several billion dollars. He is also a member of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School (JD, cum laude)
  • Muhlenberg College (BA, English)

Experience

  • Representation of leading national distributor in connection with $1.2 billion syndicated senior secured asset based credit facility
  • Representation of direct lender in connection with $100 million senior secured asset based credit facility for purchase of patent assets
  • Representation of sponsor-backed health care services company in connection with $1 billion syndicated senior secured credit facilities for acquisition financing and working capital
  • Representation of public biotech company in connection with $200 million bridge loan for acquisition financing and $300 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility
  • Representation of public international telecommunications company in connection with $225 million senior secured revolving credit facility
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $60 million senior secured credit facilities for leveraged buyout of medical device company
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $223 million senior secured credit facilities, $80 million high yield style mezzanine facility and holdco senior securities purchase agreement for leveraged buyout of risk management services company
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $330 million senior secured credit facilities for acquisition of health care consulting services company
  • Representation of sponsor-backed information technologies company in connection with $900 million syndicated covenant-lite first lien credit facilities and second lien credit facility and multiple incremental term loan facilities for acquisitions by company
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with refinancing of $700 million of floor plan and other credit facilities for purchase of preeminent auto dealerships
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $100 million senior secured unitranche credit facilities for acquisition of international fitness center franchisor
  • Representation of sponsor-backed industrial and specialty chemical company in connection with $3 billion of senior secured asset based and term loan credit facilities and $440 million high yield style mezzanine facility for leveraged recapitalization
  • Representation of aircraft manufacturer in connection with pre-chapter 11 bridge loans and liquidity advice and $400 million debtor in possession credit facilities
  • Representation of hotel franchisee and real estate investment trust in connection with $67 million debtor in possession credit facilities
  • Representation of international manufacturer and distributor of personal care products in connection with out of court restructuring and $130 million first and second lien credit facilities
  • Representation of leading hedge fund in connection with $200 million of senior secured distressed loans to pharmaceutical company and related purchase of warrants
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $335 million first and second lien senior secured credit facilities for acquisition of automobile accessory manufacturer
  • Representation of owner of NHL franchise in connection with $100 million senior secured credit facilities for team buyout and representation of franchise in subsequent refinancing
  • Representation of owner of NBA franchise in connection with $15 million unsecured senior credit facility for team buyout and representation of franchise in subsequent refinancing
  • Representation of owner and marketer of over-the-counter brands and private equity sponsor in connection with $1.15 billion senior secured credit facilities for bank and bond acquisition financing
  • Representation of energy company in connection with $2.3 billion senior secured credit facilities for nuclear facilities joint venture
  • Representation of sponsor-backed multi-concept international franchisor in connection with $105 million senior secured credit facilities and $40 million mezzanine facility for dividend recapitalization
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $90 million senior secured credit facilities for acquisition of dispensing systems manufacturer and subsequent $20 million asset based credit facility and $150 million of secured high yield bonds in connection with dividend recapitalization of company
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $61 million senior secured asset based, term loan and equipment loan facilities and $20 million senior subordinated notes for leveraged buyout of environmental services company and subsequent add-on acquisition
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $68 million senior secured credit facilities and $18 million mezzanine facility for leveraged buyout of health care services business
  • Representation of sponsor-backed manufacturer of industrial caster and hardware products in connection with $170 million senior secured credit facilities for dividend recapitalization
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $37 million multicurrency senior secured credit facilities and $13 million mezzanine facility for cross boarder acquisition of a division of a large publicly traded company
  • Representation of sponsor-backed national beverage distributor in connection with $280 million of senior secured asset based revolving credit facilities and secured high yield bonds
  • Representation of public biotech company in connection with $100 million rule 144A convertible senior notes offering
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $90 million senior secured credit facilities for the leveraged buyout of movie theatre owner and operator
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with a $70 million senior secured asset based revolving credit facility and $35 million senior subordinated notes for the acquisition of a wholesale food distributor and subsequent add-on acquisition
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $50 million senior secured unitranche credit facilities for acquisition of consumer electronics retailer
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $65 million senior secured credit facilities and $20 million mezzanine facility for leveraged buyout of media and marketing agency
  • Representation of lender in connection with $71 million senior secured credit facility for leveraged buyout of hair care products company
  • Representation of solar company subsidiary of public telecom in connection with $66 million of senior secured notes for refinancing of existing solar portfolio
  • Representation of public manufacturing company in the negotiation of $53 million senior secured credit facilities to finance buildout of domestic manufacturing plant (transaction not consummated)
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $40.5 million senior secured credit facilities for leverage buyout of commercial fabrics and upholstery company
  • Representation of private retail services company in connection with restructuring of $39 million senior secured credit facilities
  • Representation of sponsor-backed consumer retail company in connection with $37 million senior secured credit facilities for leveraged recapitalization
  • Representation of sponsor-backed staffing services company in connection with $75 million senior secured term loan and asset based revolving credit facilities for acquisition financing purposes 
  • Representation of sponsor-backed utilities contractor in connection with $70 million senior secured credit facilities
  • Representation of sponsor-backed consumer products manufacturing company in connection with restructuring of $57.5 million senior secured credit facilities and $17 million mezzanine facility
  • Representation of lead arranger in connection with $32.5 million first and second lien asset based credit facilities for residential solar company
  • Representation of public company restaurant owner and operator in negotiation of $63 million senior secured term and revolving loan credit facilities for acquisition financing purposes (transaction not consummated)
  • Representation of public international telecommunications company in connection with $60 million senior secured term loan facility for acquisition financing purposes
  • Representation of preeminent family office in connection with $50 million senior secured credit facilities for leveraged buyout of acquirer of remnant assets
  • Representation of sponsor-backed veterinary services management company in connection with $34.5 million senior secured credit facilities for dividend recapitalization
  • Representation of sponsor-backed furnishing services company in connection with $45 million senior secured credit facilities for dividend recapitalization
  • Representation of sponsor-backed medical device company in connection with $22 million senior secured credit facilities for leveraged recapitalization
  • Representation of private software company in connection with $22 million senior secured credit facilities for leveraged recapitalization
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $16 million senior secured credit facilities for leverage buyout of healthcare education company
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $18.5 million senior secured credit facilities for acquisition of consulting business
  • Representation of public biotherapeutics company in connection with $20 million growth capital credit facility
  • Representation of sponsor-backed software company in connection with $15 million senior secured working capital facility
  • Representation of private video game company in connection with $15 million senior secured credit facility for dividend recapitalization
  • Representation of public internet company in connection with $9 million senior secured bridge loans
  • Representation of private eSports software company in connection with $8.6 million senior secured delayed-draw bridge facility
  • Representation of private consumer retail company in connection with $7.75 million senior secured asset based credit facilities
  • Representation of private healthcare company in connection with $7.5 million mezzanine credit facility
  • Representation of private software company in connection with $4 million asset based growth capital credit facility
  • Fund level subscription line credit facilities
  • Negotiation of debt commitment papers for private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in connection with bids for acquisitions, unconsummated acquisitions and other purposes

 

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