Aaron F. Adams

Aaron F. Adams is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Adams is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance Practice Group. Mr. Adams represents borrowers and lenders in connection with senior credit facilities, note offerings, mezzanine financings, asset-based financings and other banking and credit matters.

Mr. Adams is ranked nationally as a leading Banking & Finance lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Mr. Adams earned his Juris Doctor in 2000 from the Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the Boston University Law Review. He received a Master of Arts degree from The University of Chicago in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with honors from Swarthmore College in 1994. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Adams was an associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 2000 to 2006.

Mr. Adams is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
Representative Clients and Transactions
Recent Private Equity Financings

CVC Capital Partners: Representation of CVC Capital Partners in connection with $895 million of senior secured credit facilities to finance the acquisition of AlixPartners, LLP.
Zayo Group: Representation of Zayo Group in connection with $1.75 billion of senior credit facilities and $1.25 billion of senior secured and unsecured notes to finance the acquisition of AboveNet and refinance existing indebtedness.
Fender Musical Instruments: Representation of Fender Musical Instruments, a portfolio company of TPG, in connection with a $200 million senior secured term loan and a $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility.
Coty Inc.: Representation of Coty in connection with its $2.5 billion credit facility.
Berlin Packaging: Representation of Berlin Packaging, a portfolio company of Investcorp, in connection with a $460 million first lien credit facility and a $150 million second lien credit facility.
FleetPride: Representation of FleetPride, a portfolio company of Investcorp, in connection with its $415 million senior secured credit facilities.
U.S. TelePacific: Representation of U.S. TelePacific, a portfolio company of Investcorp, in connection with its $460 million senior secured credit facilities, including a delayed draw term loan to fund acquisitions.
Noodles & Company: Representation of Catterton Partners in connection with a $120 million senior secured credit facility to finance its acquisition of Noodles & Company.

Recent Public Company Financings

Tenet Healthcare Corporation: Representation of Tenet in connection with the issuance of $1.8 billion of senior secured notes and $2.8 billion of senior unsecured notes to finance its acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems.
Textron: Representation of Textron in connection with a $700 million bridge facility and a $500 million term loan facility to finance its acquisition of Beechcraft.
Textron: Representation of Textron in connection with its $1.0 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
Hewlett-Packard Company: Representation of Hewlett-Packard in connection with its $8.238 billion bridge credit facility to finance the acquisition of Autonomy Corporation plc.
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation: Representation of Fairchild in connection with a $400 million revolving credit facility.
Callaway Golf Company: Representation of Callaway in connection with a $210 million asset-based revolving credit facility for its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries.
Thompson Creek Metals Company: Representation of Thompson Creek in connection with the issuance of $200 million of senior notes and $200 million of tangible equity units.
Vail Resorts: Representation of Vail Resorts in connection with the refinancing of its $400 million revolving credit facility and the issuance of $390 million of senior subordinated notes.
Huntington Ingalls Industries: Representation of Huntington Ingalls Industries in connection with its $1.225 billion senior credit facilities and $1.2 billion of senior notes incurred in connection with its spinoff from Northrop Grumman.
Dresser-Rand Group: Representation of Dresser-Rand Group in connection with its $1.0 billion senior secured credit facility and issuance of $375 million in senior notes to fund the acquisition of Guascor Group and an accelerated share repurchase.
Williams Companies: Representation of Williams in connection with its $1.75 billion revolving credit facility.
Belo: Representation of Belo in connection with its $500 million revolving credit facility and the issuance of $257 million of senior notes.
Millicom International Cellular: Representation of Millicom in connection with a $250 million term loan to fund its acquisition of Amnet.
Salem Communications: Representation of Salem Communications in connection with a $30 million revolving credit facility and the issuance of $300 million of senior secured second lien notes.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Global Finance
Law School Boston College Law School, J.D., 2000
Education Swarthmore College, B.A., 1994
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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