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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 (2012-2018), Chambers USA Nationwide (2008-2017), Legal 500 (2013-2017) and IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer (2014-2018), 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 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 Holdings and $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 credit facilities and high yield bonds for the joint venture formed by Blackstone, Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon) and McKesson and $4.125 billion in aggregate credit facilities and high yield bond financing for The Weather Channel Companies, previously owned by Blackstone, Bain Capital and NBC Universal.

CCMP Capital, including $1.385 billion of ABL, 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities for its acquisition of Hayward Industries, $1.025 billion of 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities for its acquisition of Truck Hero, and $325 million of 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities for its acquisition of Eating Recovery Center.

THL Partners, including approximately $2.6 billion of ABL credit facilities, term loan facilities and high yield bonds for Party City, a public company affiliated with THL.

TPG Capital, including approximately $4.76 billion (including euro tranches) of 1st lien and 2nd lien credit facilities for McAfee, LLC, a leading global independent cybersecurity company formed by TPG Capital and Intel Corporation.

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, Philadelphia, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Boston, MA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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