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Marisa A. Sotomayor is a partner in the Finance and Restructuring group and is based in the Firm's New York office. Marisa concentrates her practice in debt financings and other corporate finance matters.  Marisa's clients say “she’s super smart and easy to work with – she’s great” and “Marisa is fantastic – she is technically excellent and also very client focused” (Chambers USA, 2023).  She regularly represents banks, alternative lenders and private credit providers, non-traditional lenders and private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers in a wide range of large-cap and middle-market transactions, both sponsored and non-sponsored / public, including leveraged cash flow and asset-based credits, acquisition financings, syndicated transactions, club and bilateral deals, unitranche loans, cross-border loans, recurring revenue loans, first and second lien loans, refinancings, and dividend recapitalizations. Marisa has significant experience in restructurings, intercreditor matters, and syndicated project financings.

Marisa was named a top lawyer for Banking and Finance in Chambers USA. In its most recent guide, Chambers stated Marisa excels in handling debt financings and syndicated transactions. In addition to being ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, Marisa has been recognized as a recommended lawyer by Legal500, and by New York Law Journal as a 2020 Rising Star as one of the region's most promising lawyers 40 and younger, as well as Law360 as a Rising Star in its annual list of lawyers under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. Additionally, Marisa was awarded the 2021 Emerging Leaders Award by the M&A Advisor.

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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

M.P.A., SUNY at Albany

B.A., SUNY at Albany, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

Spanish

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022 and 2023

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018

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Recognition

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022 and 2023

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018

Matters

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender and joint lead arranger, in connection with the financing of part of the $7 billion acquisition of Focus Financial by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Represented Barclays, as administrative agent and a lender, and the other lenders in connection with a $2.575 billion senior secured term loan facility for Inspire Brands, a Roark Capital portfolio company and franchisor of Dunkin’, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, Jimmy John’s and Baskin-Robbins.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $120 million incremental revolving credit facility for a preeminent global consumer intelligence company, in addition to an existing $950 million term loan facility, €545 million term loan facility, C$128 million term loan facility and approx. $508 million revolving credit facility.

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Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender and joint lead arranger, in connection with the financing of part of the $7 billion acquisition of Focus Financial by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Represented Barclays, as administrative agent and a lender, and the other lenders in connection with a $2.575 billion senior secured term loan facility for Inspire Brands, a Roark Capital portfolio company and franchisor of Dunkin’, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, Jimmy John’s and Baskin-Robbins.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $120 million incremental revolving credit facility for a preeminent global consumer intelligence company, in addition to an existing $950 million term loan facility, €545 million term loan facility, C$128 million term loan facility and approx. $508 million revolving credit facility.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $1.535 billion delayed draw term loan facility for a UK-based international investment fund.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $1.31 billion senior secured credit facility for SharkNinja Appliances.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $1 billion senior secured credit facility for the acquisition of Cvent Holding Corp. by Blackstone.

Represented a leading investment bank, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other investment and commercial banks, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility for a leading international consulting firm backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Represent JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, lender and joint lead arranger, and the other lenders and lead arrangers in connection with a $800 million senior secured credit facility for Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America.

Represented a leading private credit provider and asset manager, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other leading commercial banks and private credit providers, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $665 million senior secured credit facility (including a $90 million first-out revolving credit facility) to support the acquisition of a food company serving major foodservice, retail, grocery and restaurant brands by a leading family investor.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $432.5 million senior secured credit facility for a major national sales and marketing agency.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender and documentation agent, in connection with a $525 million senior secured credit facility for global digital transformation and product development services firm.

Represented Churchill Asset Management, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other leading private credit providers, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $385 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Kenco Logistics by Pritzker Private Capital.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other leading banks, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $262.5 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of a premium Kentucky Bourbon distiller, producer and bottler by a leading family investor.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as administrative and collateral agent and sole lead arranger, in connection with a senior secured credit facility for a leading private equity sponsor and its portfolio company, a national communications firm, to support the acquisition of another communications and campaign management firm.

Represented leading commercial bank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner with respect to the financing of a public company’s redemption of its preferred stock. The financing consisted of a $90 million senior secured credit facility.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $1.050 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

Represented EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT). The refinancing included a new second lien facility consisting of a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million plus common stock warrants.

Represented leading private credit provider as arranger and sole lender in connection with $100 million privately placed incremental financings with respect to add-on acquisition under an existing $300 million syndicated facility.

Representation of leading private credit provider and leading commercial bank as lead arrangers for $370 million credit facilities to support the acquisition of The Atlas Group, a maker of complex assemblies for commercial, military, and business aircraft, by AE Industrial Partners.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $150 million debtor-in-possession asset-based revolving credit facility and $100 million debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the voluntary petition for relief filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by Mattress Firm, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.

Represented leading international banks in connection with $5.145 billion in term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities for Bass Pro Group, LLC’s acquisition of Cabela’s Incorporated.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to various investments in preferred equity.

Insights

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September 13, 2023
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Matters

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender and joint lead arranger, in connection with the financing of part of the $7 billion acquisition of Focus Financial by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Represented Barclays, as administrative agent and a lender, and the other lenders in connection with a $2.575 billion senior secured term loan facility for Inspire Brands, a Roark Capital portfolio company and franchisor of Dunkin’, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, Jimmy John’s and Baskin-Robbins.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $120 million incremental revolving credit facility for a preeminent global consumer intelligence company, in addition to an existing $950 million term loan facility, €545 million term loan facility, C$128 million term loan facility and approx. $508 million revolving credit facility.

See more

Close

Matters

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender and joint lead arranger, in connection with the financing of part of the $7 billion acquisition of Focus Financial by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Represented Barclays, as administrative agent and a lender, and the other lenders in connection with a $2.575 billion senior secured term loan facility for Inspire Brands, a Roark Capital portfolio company and franchisor of Dunkin’, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sonic, Jimmy John’s and Baskin-Robbins.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $120 million incremental revolving credit facility for a preeminent global consumer intelligence company, in addition to an existing $950 million term loan facility, €545 million term loan facility, C$128 million term loan facility and approx. $508 million revolving credit facility.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $1.535 billion delayed draw term loan facility for a UK-based international investment fund.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $1.31 billion senior secured credit facility for SharkNinja Appliances.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $1 billion senior secured credit facility for the acquisition of Cvent Holding Corp. by Blackstone.

Represented a leading investment bank, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other investment and commercial banks, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility for a leading international consulting firm backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Represent JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, lender and joint lead arranger, and the other lenders and lead arrangers in connection with a $800 million senior secured credit facility for Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America.

Represented a leading private credit provider and asset manager, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other leading commercial banks and private credit providers, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $665 million senior secured credit facility (including a $90 million first-out revolving credit facility) to support the acquisition of a food company serving major foodservice, retail, grocery and restaurant brands by a leading family investor.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender, in connection with a $432.5 million senior secured credit facility for a major national sales and marketing agency.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as a lender and documentation agent, in connection with a $525 million senior secured credit facility for global digital transformation and product development services firm.

Represented Churchill Asset Management, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other leading private credit providers, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $385 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Kenco Logistics by Pritzker Private Capital.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as administrative and collateral agent, together with other leading banks, as lead arrangers, in connection with a $262.5 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of a premium Kentucky Bourbon distiller, producer and bottler by a leading family investor.

Represented a leading commercial bank, as administrative and collateral agent and sole lead arranger, in connection with a senior secured credit facility for a leading private equity sponsor and its portfolio company, a national communications firm, to support the acquisition of another communications and campaign management firm.

Represented leading commercial bank as sole lead arranger and bookrunner with respect to the financing of a public company’s redemption of its preferred stock. The financing consisted of a $90 million senior secured credit facility.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $1.050 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

Represented EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the cross-border refinancing and reorganization of the capital structure of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT). The refinancing included a new second lien facility consisting of a term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million plus common stock warrants.

Represented leading private credit provider as arranger and sole lender in connection with $100 million privately placed incremental financings with respect to add-on acquisition under an existing $300 million syndicated facility.

Representation of leading private credit provider and leading commercial bank as lead arrangers for $370 million credit facilities to support the acquisition of The Atlas Group, a maker of complex assemblies for commercial, military, and business aircraft, by AE Industrial Partners.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to a $150 million debtor-in-possession asset-based revolving credit facility and $100 million debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the voluntary petition for relief filed under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code by Mattress Firm, Inc. and certain of its affiliates.

Represented leading international banks in connection with $5.145 billion in term loan and asset-based revolving credit facilities for Bass Pro Group, LLC’s acquisition of Cabela’s Incorporated.

Represented bulge bracket investment bank with respect to various investments in preferred equity.

Insights

Article · Source: ABA Business Law Today

September 13, 2023
CFPB’s New Small Business Data Collection Rule: Considerations for Lenders

View all

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

M.P.A., SUNY at Albany

B.A., SUNY at Albany, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

Spanish

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022 and 2023

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018

Close

Recognition

Recognized as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer in New York


Chambers USA, 2022 and 2023

Named Emerging Leader in Finance


M&A Advisor, 2021

Named Rising Star


New York Law Journal, 2020

Named Rising Star in Banking


Law360, 2019

Named Rising Star


Women's Bond Club, 2018