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Louis R. Hernandez III

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Louis Hernandez is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis

LLP. His practice is concentrated on financing transactions including LBO and acquisition financings,  mezzanine and subordinated financings, corporate financings  (secured and unsecured)  and in-court and out-of­ court restructuring of various types of credit facilities.  Mr. Hernandez has experience in all such transactions  representing both lenders and borrowers, but primarily focuses  on representing  borrowers.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Bain Capital in taking Toys-R-Us private with $6 billion in various credit facilities.
  • Represented management company in obtaining $100 million in financing to take out minority equity investor.
  • Represented Protection One (national security surveillanceprovider) with respect to $400 million in credit facilities and disposition of various real estate assets.
  • Represents multiple middle market private equity clients with respect to leveraged acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Represents multiple portfolio companies with respect to restructuring existing credit facilities and dispositions to pay down indebtedness.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Louis represented the following matters:

  • Equity Lifestyles,Inc. in connection with $500 million in multiple credit facilities.
  • EPIQ Systems,Inc. in connection with a $600 million senior secured credit facility.
  • Arbitron, Inc. in connection with a $150 million revolving credit line.
  • Valitas Health Services Inc. with the financing of a $250 million acquisition.

Other Distinctions

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Described therein as "an exceptionally talented individual" by peers and a "great, skilled  negotiator" by clients.

Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" for 2016.

CPA Certificate, 1993                            

Prior  Experience

Paul Hastings Altheimer & Gray

Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black Rosenbloom & Moritz

Practice Areas

Corporate Finance
Debt Finance
Private Equity

Adrmissions & Qualifications

1996, Illinois


Stanford Law School, J.D., 1996

University of Illinois, B.S., Accountancy, 1993

Graduated with Highest Honors


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