Richard S. Lincer’s practice focuses on corporate and financial matters, including international project financings and debt restructurings, corporate and asset acquisitions, joint ventures and high yield and leveraged finance transactions, as well as public and private offerings of corporate securities and investment funds.

Richard joined the firm in 1979 and became a partner in 1986. He was resident in the firm’s Hong Kong office in 1998 and 1999.

Notable Experience

Project Finance

  • Aerostar Airport Holdings, a joint venture of Highstar Capital and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, in a public-private partnership to operate the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, the first major U.S. airport to be run by a private operator under the FAA’s Pilot Privatization Program.

  • Highstar Capital and its portfolio company Ports America Chesapeake in its more than $1 billion investment in the Seagirt Marine Terminal in the Port of Baltimore.

  • AIG Highstar Capital in its acquisition of P&O Ports North America, which comprised the U.S. port operations of DP World, and the subsequent acquisitions of the marine terminal operator MTC Holdings and the Puerta Mexico intermodal terminal facility.

  • Highstar Capital and its portfolio company Ports America in the refinancing of Ports America’s credit facilities into a single, unified capital structure comprising two credit facilities aggregating $850 million.

  • Substantial work with cogeneration and other electrical power projects, infrastructure projects such as toll roads and ports, and various types of industrial facilities such as pulp and paper mills and methanol plants.

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Latin America Infrastructure Financing

  • Sponsors and underwriters in connection with the groundbreaking international capital markets financings for various Mexican and Chilean toll road projects. 

  • Sponsors in connection with the project financing of the Caucedo container terminal in the Dominican Republic and the Callao container terminal in Peru.

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Financing Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Corporate Transactions

  • Stanley Black & Decker’s $1.4 billion sale of its Hardware & Home Improvement Group to Spectrum Brands Holdings.

  • Google’s $2.35 billion sale of its Motorola Home Business to ARRIS Group.

  • Northern Tier Energy’s purchase of Marathon Oil’s St. Paul Park, Minnesota refinery and related assets.

  • Noble Group’s successful bid to purchase substantially all of the assets of SemFuel, a subsidiary of SemGroup, through a bankruptcy auction.

  • Ahlstrom’s sale of its wipes fabrics to Suominen and previous acquisition of the nonwovens division of Dexter Corporation.

  • LS Cable’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Superior Essex.

  • Kindred Healthcare’s $1.3 billion acquisition of RehabCare.

  • Istithmar World’s acquisition of the luxury specialty retailer Barneys New York.

  • The financing arrangements for the proposed acquisition of Qantas by a consortium of private equity firms, among other transactions.

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Bankruptcy and Restructuring

  • The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) in its negotiations with General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation regarding funding arrangements for their retiree healthcare benefit obligations and in connection with the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler.

  • Apex Silver Mines in its restructuring of the project debt and joint venture arrangements for its San Cristobal Mine in Bolivia.

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Asia

  • The restructuring of the foreign debt of the Daewoo companies (one of the largest private sector restructurings ever).

  • The acquisition of a controlling interest in Korea First Bank by Newbridge Capital.

  • The acquisition by an investment affiliate of the Goldman Sachs Group of an interest in Kookmin Bank.

  • Note issues by Malaysia and by Petroliam Nasional Berhard (PETRONAS), the Malaysian national oil company.

  • SK Global in the restructuring of over $7 billion in debt.

  • The $3.3 billion sale of Korea First Bank by Newbridge Asia, the largest-ever foreign investment in South Korea.

  • Sateri International in the project financing for the expansion of the pulp mill owned by its subsidiary, Bahia Pulp, in Brazil.

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SELECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Trustee, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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