Ramya S. Tiller is a corporate partner based in the New York office. Ms. Tiller is in the Finance Group, and focuses her practice on complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, such as the $2.3 billion acquisition of Dollar Thrifty by Hertz and €1.2 billion acquisition of Mauser Group by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. She is recognized as a leading “Next Generation” lawyer by The Legal 500 US (2017) for commercial lending (advice to borrowers).
Ms. Tiller joined Debevoise in 2007 and became partner in 2017. She received a B.A. LLB (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India in 2002, where she graduated third in her class. She received an LL.M. (Corporate Law) from New York University School of Law in 2005, where she was a Hauser scholar. She is fluent in German and Hindi.
Ms. Tiller's recent articles include “Alternative Leveraged Lending Structures And Limitations,” Law360 (June, 2015).
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tiller worked for Udwadia & Udeshi in Mumbai, India. Between 2010 and 2012, Ms. Tiller worked as a member of the Finance group of an international law firm in Munich, Germany.
RAMYA S. TILLER'S SELECT REPRESENTATIONS
Elliott Management in its $540 million redeemable preferred stock investment in Roadrunner Transportation Systems, a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider.
Resolute Investment Managers, a portfolio company of Kelso & Company, in financing its acquisition of a controlling interest of Shapiro Capital Management, an institutional-quality, value- oriented investment adviser.
Kelso & Company in its investment in Premia Holdings, a newly-formed property and casualty insurance and reinsurance group focused on providing runoff solutions.
High Ridge Brands, a leading personal care consumer products company and a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Dr. Fresh.
Alliant Insurance Services, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Mesirow Insurance Services.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $415 million acquisition of High Ridge Brands, the largest North American consolidation platform focused on acquiring orphaned personal care brands, from Brynwood Partners.
Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance and benefits brokerage and risk management firm, from Kohlberg & Company.
Stone Point Capital in a $1.34 billion senior secured term loan facility, $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility and $535 million offering of senior notes in connection with Stone Point’s significant equity investment in Alliant Insurance Services.
Roofing Supply Group, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in its $365 million sale to Sequential Brands.
Oaktree Capital Management in various debt and equity investments.
Crescent Capital Group in various debt and equity investments.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its €1.2 billion acquisition of Mauser Group.
Hertz in the financing aspects of its $2.5 billion spin-off of its equipment and rental business.
International Paper in the negotiation of a $1.4 billion ABL Credit Facility entered into on the combination of its xpedx distribution solutions business with Unisource Worldwide in a "Reverse Morris Trust" transaction to form Veritiv Corporation.
TruGreen in its spin-off from ServiceMaster.
The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell in the financing aspects of the proposed $24.4 billion sale of Dell to an investor group including Michael Dell and Silver Lake.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its investments in NCI Buildings Systems.
NCI Building Systems in the refinancing of its senior term loan credit facility.