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Jay J. Kim

Jay J. Kim

Ropes & Gray LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jay Kim is a corporate partner and former co-head of the global finance practice group at Ropes & Gray LLP.  He has extensive experience with debt financing commitments, credit facilities and high yield debt securities for leveraged acquisitions and other complex leveraged transactions. 

He is ranked as a leading banking and finance lawyer by Chambers Global (2012-2016), Chambers USA Nationwide (2008-2016), Legal 500 (2013-2016) and IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer (2014-2017), among others.  Chambers cites Mr. Kim as an “outstanding lawyer” who is viewed as “very thoughtful, very effective and very creative.”

Mr. Kim represents private equity sponsors, corporations, credit funds, hedge funds and other return-oriented investors in a wide variety of financing and opportunistic transactions.  His clients include:

  • Advent International, including $300 million unitranche financing for its acquisition of Ansira Holdingsand $1.3 billion of 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, and subsequent recapitalization transaction.
  • The Blackstone Group, including $6.6 billion of bank and bond financing for the joint venture formed by Blackstone, Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon) and McKesson and $4.125 billion in aggregate bank and bond financing for The Weather Channel Companies, previously owned by Blackstone, Bain Capital and NBC Universal.
  • CCMP Capital, including $285 million credit facilities for its acquisition of Badger Sportswear.
  • Liberty Global, including €2.66 billion in secured high yield bonds for its acquisition of Unitymedia.
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners, including $1.975 billion in bank and bond financing for the leveraged recapitalization of Dunkin’ Brands, including the refinancing of its “whole business securitization” and $18.8 billion bank and bond financing for its acquisition with Bain Capital of Clear Channel Communications.
  • TPG Capital, including McAfee, valued at approximately $4.2 billion to be jointly-owned by TPG and Intel Corporation, and $1.62 billion bank and bond financing for its acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical Companies.

Mr. Kim received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and B.S. in nuclear engineering from Northwestern University.  He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Jay J. Kim is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital - Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital - Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital - Direct Lending and Other Alternative Capital, Thursday, May 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Leveraged Financing 2017, Friday, May 12, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Boston, MA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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