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Cecilia Hong is a partner resident in New York with a particular focus on leveraged finance practice. Cecilia is also active in the firm’s private equity, capital market, real estate, and restructuring practices.

Cecilia has extensive experience representing financial institutions, alternative capital sources, private equity investors, and corporate borrowers in leveraged finance, senior and mezzanine investment, unitranche, real estate finance transactions, and other various lending and financing transactions.  Cecilia has handled transactions ranging in size from tens of millions to billions.

Cecilia has spent a significant amount of time in both Asia and the U.S. and is a primary partner in the firm’s US-China transactions. Cecilia is highly valued by clients for her ability to understand the differences of doing business in different jurisdictions. She appreciates the nuances in different cultures and anticipates the clients’ needs to provide proactive advice.  Cecilia excels at leading teams across practices and jurisdictions to streamline the firm’s legal advice.

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Credentials

LL.M., University of Chicago Law School

Master of Laws, China Foreign Affairs University

Bachelor of Laws, China Foreign Affairs University

New York

Mandarin Chinese

Recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle Market transactions


Legal 500, 2016

Notable Practitioner in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A


IFLR 1000 US, 2018

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Recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle Market transactions


Legal 500, 2016

Notable Practitioner in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A


IFLR 1000 US, 2018

Matters

Acquisition and General Financings

$600 million acquisition financing for Brookfield Infrastructure in its acquisition of data center colocation operations and assets from AT&T.

$1.4 billion acquisition financing for a major global private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading multifamily laundry service provider and the largest provider of pay air services for automobile tire inflation in North America.

$1.5 billion senior credit facilities for Total Systems Services, Inc., consisting of a $700 million term loan facility and a $800 million revolving credit facility.

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Acquisition and General Financings

$600 million acquisition financing for Brookfield Infrastructure in its acquisition of data center colocation operations and assets from AT&T.

$1.4 billion acquisition financing for a major global private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading multifamily laundry service provider and the largest provider of pay air services for automobile tire inflation in North America.

$1.5 billion senior credit facilities for Total Systems Services, Inc., consisting of a $700 million term loan facility and a $800 million revolving credit facility.

$845 million senior secured credit facilities for EVO Payments International, LLC, consisting of a $670 million first lien credit facility and a $175 million second lien credit facility.

$205 million senior secured first lien convertible notes facility for a leading global assets management and financial services institution.

$250 million unitranche senior revolving and term loan credit facilities for a business development company and related funds.

$25 million mezzanine financing for a leading global assets management and financial services institution.

Restructuring, DIP and Exit Financing

$800 million DIP financing and related exit facilities for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

$150 million DIP financing for The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

$50 million exit financing for The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

Barneys New York in its debt and corporate restructurings, sponsor term loan facility refinancing and ABL revolving credit facility.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

November 27, 2019
How Sustainable Lending is Financing A Greener Future

Energy Law Exchange

October 15, 2019
Sustainable Lending: Finance of the Future

Newsletter

September 30, 2019
Energy Newsletter September 2019

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Matters

Acquisition and General Financings

$600 million acquisition financing for Brookfield Infrastructure in its acquisition of data center colocation operations and assets from AT&T.

$1.4 billion acquisition financing for a major global private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading multifamily laundry service provider and the largest provider of pay air services for automobile tire inflation in North America.

$1.5 billion senior credit facilities for Total Systems Services, Inc., consisting of a $700 million term loan facility and a $800 million revolving credit facility.

See more
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Matters

Acquisition and General Financings

$600 million acquisition financing for Brookfield Infrastructure in its acquisition of data center colocation operations and assets from AT&T.

$1.4 billion acquisition financing for a major global private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading multifamily laundry service provider and the largest provider of pay air services for automobile tire inflation in North America.

$1.5 billion senior credit facilities for Total Systems Services, Inc., consisting of a $700 million term loan facility and a $800 million revolving credit facility.

$845 million senior secured credit facilities for EVO Payments International, LLC, consisting of a $670 million first lien credit facility and a $175 million second lien credit facility.

$205 million senior secured first lien convertible notes facility for a leading global assets management and financial services institution.

$250 million unitranche senior revolving and term loan credit facilities for a business development company and related funds.

$25 million mezzanine financing for a leading global assets management and financial services institution.

Restructuring, DIP and Exit Financing

$800 million DIP financing and related exit facilities for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

$150 million DIP financing for The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

$50 million exit financing for The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

Barneys New York in its debt and corporate restructurings, sponsor term loan facility refinancing and ABL revolving credit facility.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

November 27, 2019
How Sustainable Lending is Financing A Greener Future

Energy Law Exchange

October 15, 2019
Sustainable Lending: Finance of the Future

Newsletter

September 30, 2019
Energy Newsletter September 2019

View all

Credentials

LL.M., University of Chicago Law School

Master of Laws, China Foreign Affairs University

Bachelor of Laws, China Foreign Affairs University

New York

Mandarin Chinese

Recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle Market transactions


Legal 500, 2016

Notable Practitioner in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A


IFLR 1000 US, 2018

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Recognition

Recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle Market transactions


Legal 500, 2016

Notable Practitioner in Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A


IFLR 1000 US, 2018