Meme Peponis’ practice focuses on acquisition and other debt financings, including leveraged loans and high-yield bonds.

She is distinguished as one of the country’s best banking and finance lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 U.S. In 2012, she received the Individual Banking and Finance Award at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

Meme joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2006.

Notable Experience

  • Warburg Pincus in the financing for its investments in Allied Universal, CityMD, Certified Labs, Consolidated Precision Products, Duravant, GA Foods, Gabriel Brothers, Hygiena, Infinite Electronics, Infoblox, LabStat, Pregis, Sotera Health, Sweeping Corporation of America, Sundyne, and Wencor Group, and various acquisition financings and other financings for these and other portfolio companies of Warburg Pincus.

  • HCA Healthcare in various financing transactions.

  • Sabre Holdings in various financing transactions.

  • Honeywell International in the financing relating to its spin-off of Resideo Technologies.

  • JELD-WEN in various financing transactions.

  • ESL Investments in various financing transactions.

  • McCormick & Company in the financing for its $4.2 billion acquisition of Reckitt Benckiser’s food business.

  • Temasek in the financing for its investment in Global Healthcare Exchange and various acquisition financings for GHX.

  • Allergan in connection with financing matters relating to the $40.5 billion sale of its generics business to Teva.

  • Actavis in the financing for its $66 billion acquisition of Allergan.

  • Forest Laboratories in the financing for its $2.9 billion acquisition of Aptalis.

  • Medtronic in the financing for its $43 billion acquisition of Covidien.

  • Suntory in the financing for its $16 billion acquisition of Beam.

  • Credit facilities for investment-grade borrowers, including Allergan, Liberty Mutual, McDonald’s, The Hartford, Honeywell, Starbucks, and Voya Financial.

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