Katherine (Katie) R. Reaves’ practice focuses on debt finance transactions.

Katie represents private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, and other public and private borrowers in connection with a variety of secured and unsecured corporate banking and credit transactions, including acquisition financings, recapitalizations, refinancings, distressed financings, asset-based lending facilities, and other complex financing transactions. She has extensive experience in acquisition financings.

Katie joined the firm in 2010 and became partner in 2019.

Notable Experiences

Private Equity Financings

  • Warburg Pincus in the financing for its acquisitions of:

    • CityMD
    • Duravant
    • Exeter Finance
    • Rural/Metro
    • Streigenics/Sotera Health
    • TRC
  • Brookfield in the financing for its acquisition of Scientific Games.

  • Altaris in the financings for its acquisitions of:

    • Solesis
    • Johnson Matthey’s health business
  • TPG in the financings for its acquisitions of:

    • Envision Pharmaceuticals
    • DTZ
    • Cassidy Turley
    • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Berkshire Partners, Warburg Pincus, and their portfolio company Consolidated Precision Products in connection with numerous financings, including the establishment of platform for the sale of trade receivable and the financings for the acquisitions of Selmet and Poly6.

  • GTCR, Warburg Pincus, and their portfolio company Sotera Health in connection with numerous financings, including the acquisition financings for the acquisitions of certain assets of Iotron Industries, Nelson Laboratories, and Toxikon Europe.

  • ESL Investments in numerous financing transactions, including the financing for its acquisition of Transform Co (f/k/a Sears) in a Section 363 Sale.

  • Brookfield Asset Management in the refinancing of Capital Automotive’s credit facilities.

  • MacAndrews & Forbes in the financing for its acquisition of Valassis.

  • Warburg Pincus and its portfolio company CityMD in connection with the financings for the acquisition of Summit Medical Group.

  • Endurance International Group in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Constant Contact.

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Corporate Transactions

  • Cushman & Wakefield in connection with numerous financing transactions and reorganization transactions, including its $3.51 billion senior secured credit facilities following its IPO and its secured bonds.

  • KBR Inc. in numerous financing transactions.

  • Sotera Health, a public company, in connection with numerous financing transactions.

  • General Mills Inc. in connection with the financing of its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

  • McCormick & Co. in connection with the financing of its $4.2 billion acquisition of the food business of Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.

  • Honeywell International Inc. in connection with the financings for its spin-off of Garrett Motion.

  • Samsonite in connection with the financing of its $1.8 billion acquisition of Tumi.

  • Investment-grade term loan and revolving credit facilities for investment-grade borrowers, including Alphabet Inc., Honeywell International, and McCormick & Co.

  • Kraton Polymers in numerous financing transactions, including its financing for the $1.37 billion acquisition of Arizona Chemical Holdings.

  • Ports America in connection with numerous financing transactions.

  • Port Newark Container Terminal in connection with the project financing of its terminal development project at Port Newark.

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Publications