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Jason Kyrwood


Co-head of Finance. A leader in the finance field and three-time American Lawyer “Dealmaker of the Year.”

Jason is co-head of our highly regarded, top-ranked Finance practice. With over $1.3 trillion in financing representations, Jason has advised on many of the largest and most complex leveraged, investment-grade, bridge, LBO, cross-border, private debt, restructuring and recapitalization transactions in the market. He represents major financial institutions and alternative credit providers alike on a full range of financial products, from large-cap syndicated loans to smaller direct lending transactions.

Chambers USA ranks Jason in Band 1 for Banking & Finance, with clients saying he is “incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of the market” and “practical and easy to deal with.” He has three times been named an American Lawyer “Dealmaker of the Year,” most recently in 2020, and is a member of the Practical Law Company’s Finance Advisory Board.

Jason is a member of the board of Rising Ground, a nonprofit human services organization in New York.

Experience highlights

Large-cap Leveraged Financing


  • $34.35 billion exit financing for PG&E
  • $5.79 billion financing for Bausch Health
  • $4.05 billion financing for United Natural Foods’ acquisition of Supervalu
  • $3.25 billion exit financing for Avaya Holdings
  • $2.101 billion financing for iHeartCommunications
  • $2 billion financing for Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
  • $2 billion financing for Restoration Hardware


  • $16 billion financing for Vista Equity Partners and Elliott Investment Management’s acquisition of Citrix and TIBCO
  • $3.975 billion financing for Clearlake Capital Group’s acquisition of Quest Software
  • $4.58 billion financing for CC Capital’s acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet
  • $2.31 billion financing for Lone Star Fund’s acquisition of SPX FLOW
  • $2.055 billion financing for Edelman Financial’s acquisition of Financial Engines, a Hellman & Friedman company
  • $1.49 billion financing for Clearlake Capital Group’s acquisition of Wheel Pros
  • $1.35 billion financing for Apollo Global Management’s acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming
  • $1.185 billion financing for Partners Group’s acquisition of Eyecare Partners
Investment Grade Finance
  • $63 billion financing for Verizon’s acquisition of Verizon Wireless; $25 billion for acquisition of 5G wireless spectrum
  • $38 billion financing for AbbVie
  • C$19 billion financing for Rogers Communications
  • $10 billion sustainability-linked financing for Alphabet
  • $8.5 billion financing for Canadian Pacific Railway’s acquisition of Kansas City Southern
  • $7 billion and €1.925 billion financing for American Tower
  • $6 billion financing for Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack Technologies
  • $5 billion sustainability-linked financing provided to Intel
  • $2.15 billion financing for Teledyne Technologies’ acquisition of FLIR Systems
Direct Lending
  • $1.35 billion financing by Owl Rock for acquisition of Packaging Coordinators Midco, a subsidiary of PCI Pharma Services, by Kohlberg
  • $790 million financing by Owl Rock for Kohlberg & Co.’s acquisition of Ob Hospitalist Group
  • $762 million financing for Syncsort’s acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ software and data business
  • $570 million financing for Cinven Partners’ acquisition of National Seating & Mobility
  • $642 million financing by Arcmont Asset Management for Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of Accelya
  • £315 million financing by PIA for Advanced Computer Software Group
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Chambers USA – Banking & Finance, New York, Band 1

Chambers Global – Banking & Finance, USA, Band 1

Chambers USA – Private Credit, Band 1

IFLR1000 – Banking, United States, Market Leader

Legal 500 U.S. – Commercial Lending

Who’s Who Legal – Banking: Finance, Thought Leader Global Elite and Global Leader

American Lawyer – “Dealmaker of the Year,” 2014 and 2020

American Lawyer – “Transatlantic Financial Dealmaker of the Year,” 2016

New York Law Journal – “Rising Star,” 2015

M&A Advisor – 40 Under 40, 2012

Law360 – “Rising Star: Corporate Finance,” 2011

Best Lawyers – Banking and Finance

American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers – Fellow

MergerLinks – “Top Financing Lawyers in North America,” 2022


LL.B., Murdoch University School of Law
  • first-class honours
B.Com., Murdoch University
  • first-class honours

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2000
  • Associate, Allen Allen & Hemsley (Sydney), 1998-2000

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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