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Daniel Ford

Partner

New York
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Dan represents financial institutions and borrowers in numerous aspects of commercial lending transactions, with an emphasis on leveraged finance transactions.

He has experience structuring a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition and recapitalization financings, cash-flow and asset-based loans, unitranche financings, DIP financings and exit financings across a broad array of industries.

Dan also has experience representing lenders and borrowers in the specialty finance industry, having represented several merchant cash advance (MCA) providers with respect to their warehouse facilities and lenders to specialty finance companies across a variety of asset classes.

Dan also has significant experience with restructuring and workout transactions.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility utilized, in part, to finance the purchase of a leading maritime services business by affiliates of a private equity firm.

The joint lead arrangers in connection with a $140 million senior secured credit facility to a leading manufacturer of steel joists and decks, that was utilized, in part, to fund a dividend to shareholders.

The joint lead arrangers in connection with a $175 million asset-based revolving credit facility to fund the working capital needs of an aluminum rolled products plant owned by a leading private equity firm.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $60 million asset-based revolving credit facility to a leading provider of high-pressure pumps that is a joint venture of a private equity firm and a large public company.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $190 million asset-based revolving credit and term loan facility utilized to facilitate the exit of a leading Great Lakes dry bulk shipping company from bankruptcy in connection with the acquisition of the company by a leading private equity firm.

Subsequently represented the sole lead arranger in connection with a $370 million first lien credit facility utilized to finance the combination with another Great Lakes dry-bulks shipping company (creating the largest dry bulk shipping company operating on the Great Lakes) and refinance existing indebtedness.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility provided to finance the combination of two leading kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturers owned by a leading private equity firm and a sovereign wealth fund.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $175 million asset-based revolving credit facility and $100 million first lien term loan facility utilized by affiliates of a leading private equity firm to acquire a LED and traditional lighting solutions business.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $42 million senior secured credit facility utilized by affiliates of a private equity firm to acquire a provider of radon mitigation systems.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $125 million cross-border (U.S., Canada and Australia) multi-currency asset-based revolving credit facility that was utilized by the affiliates of a private equity firm to acquire a leading producer of grinding media.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $115 million "net asset value" liquidity facility provided to a leading private equity firm.

The sole lead arranger in connection with a $25 million "net asset value" liquidity facility provided to a leading private equity firm.

A special purpose entity established by an aggregator of merchant cash advances in connection with a $50 million asset-based warehouse facility.