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. Jay regularly represents leading private equity sponsors, including Advent International, The Blackstone Group, CCMP Capital, Harvest Partners, THL Partners and TPG Capital, as well as public and private corporate issuers in a variety of industries with their financing needs.
Mr. Kim is ranked as a leading banking and finance lawyer by Chambers Global (2012-2018), Chambers USA Nationwide (2008-2018), Legal 500 (2013-2018) and IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer (2014-2019), among others. Chambers cites Mr. Kim as an “outstanding lawyer” who “thinks five steps ahead of the deal” and is recognized as “very creative, smart and tenacious”.
Select representative transactions include:
Aimbridge Hospitality Holdings in $515 million of 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities in connection with the acquisition of Aimbridge by Advent International.
McAfee, LLC in approximately $4.76 billion of 1st lien (including euro tranches) and 2nd lien credit facilities in a recapitalization transaction related to the acquisition of McAfee by TPG Capital and Intel Corporation.
Eating Recovery Center in $325 million of 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities in relation to its acquisition by CCMP Capital.
Change Healthcare, LLC in $6.6 billion of senior credit facilities and high yield bonds, in connection with the creation of a new information technology company by The Blackstone Group, Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and McKesson Corporation.
Hayward Industries in $1.535 billion of ABL, 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities in relation to the acquisition of Hayward by CCMP Capital and Hayward’s subsequent add-on acquisitions and capital structure optimization.
Pactera Technology International on its $370 million of revolving credit facilities and senior secured high yield notes, the first high yield bond offering for a China-based company, in connection with the acquisition of China-based Pactera by The Blackstone Group.
Truck Hero, Inc. on its $1.025 billion of 1st and 2nd lien credit facilities in relation to the acquisition of Truck Hero by CCMP Capital.
Ansira Holdings, Inc. in $300 million of unitranche credit facilities in relation to the acquisition of Ansira by Advent International.
The Weather Channel Companies in its $4.125 billion of aggregate financing including $1.8 billion in financing in connection with the acquisition of The Weather Channel Companies by The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, together with NBC Universal, and $2.325 billion of recapitalization transactions.
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.