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Jason Kyrwood

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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 trillion dollars 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

Corporate

  • $34.35 billion exit financing for PG&E
  • $5.79 billion financing for Bausch Health
  • $4.15 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 Altra Industrial Motion's acquisition of Fortive

Sponsor

  • $1.6 billion financing for Blackstone’s acquisition of Ancestry.com
  • $1.35 billion financing for Apollo's acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming
  • $1 billion financing for Clearlake’s Wheel Pros
  • $1.185 billion financing for Partners Group’s acquisition of Eyecare Partners
  • $2.055 billion financing for the acquisition of Financial Engines by Edelman Financial, a Hellman & Friedman company
  • $4.58 billion financing for CC Capital's acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet
  • $3.13 billion financing for Brookfield's acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming
  • $642 Million Financing for Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of Accelya
  • $520 million financing for Cinven acquisition of Drake Software
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
  • $33.5 billion financing for Bristol Myers Squibb
  • 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 financing provided to Intel
  • $1 billion financings for 7-Eleven’s acquisition of Speedway
Direct Lending
  • $1.35 billion financing by Owl Rock for acquisition of Packaging Coordinators Midco, a subsidiary of PCI Pharma Services, by Kohlberg
  • $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
  • $100 million financing by Golub Capital for Navex Global
  • $100 million financing for Silver Lake Partners’ acquisition of TEG
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Insights

Banking & Finance 2020
Main Street Support for Nonprofits

Credentials

Recognition
Chambers USA – Banking & Finance, New York, Band 1
Chambers Global – Banking & Finance
IFLR1000 – Banking, Highly Regarded
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
Education
LL.B., Murdoch University School of Law
  • first-class honours
B.Com., Murdoch University
  • first-class honours
Professional history
  • Partner, 2009-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2000-2009
  • Associate, Allen Allen & Hemsley (Sydney), 1998-2000
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