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Jason Kyrwood

Jason Kyrwood

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Kyrwood is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and co-head of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group. He regularly advises financial institutions, corporate borrowers and other alternative credit providers in large-cap syndicated loans, as well as middle market and direct lending transactions.

Advising on over $400 billion in transactions since 2015, Mr. Kyrwood has broad exposure to the global banking market and its industry participants, including deep experience in leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, bridge financings, LBOs, cross-border financings, restructurings and recapitalizations.

Mr. Kyrwood has represented lenders in connection with some of the largest and most complex investment grade acquisition financings over the last few years, from Verizon’s $63 billion financing for Verizon Wireless, to Abbot’s $17 billion financing for its acquisition of St Jude, Qualcomm’s $13.66 billion financing for its acquisition of NXP, Discovery Communications $11.6 billion financing for Discovery Communications’ acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive and General Mill’s acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

He also represents financial institutions in LBO financings across from some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial sponsors. Recent transaction include the $4.025 billion financing of Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services’ (a CD&R portfolio company) acquisition of Safway Group, the $1.8 billion financing for Blackstone and ArcLight’s acquisition of generation assets from AEP and the $1.3 billion financing for Apollo’s acquisition of the Lumiled business from Philips. 

Mr. Kyrwood is recognized in Chamber Global and Chambers USA as a leading lawyer, and has received numerous honors, including being named “Transatlantic Dealmaker of the Year” (2016) and "Dealmaker of the Year" (2014) by The American Lawyer, a "Rising Star" by New York Law Journal (2015) and Law360 (2011) and one of The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” (2012).

Jason Kyrwood is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Trends in Acquisition Financing Terms (February 2018) - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Financing an Acquisition - Leveraged Financing 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Financing an Acquisition - Financing an Acquisition, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Financing an Acquisition - Financing an Acquisition, Thursday, May 03, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
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