Hilary Dengel
  1. Counsel

Ms. Dengel is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Credit Group. Her practice includes representing financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and various lenders on a wide range of transaction types, including leveraged acquisition financings, high yield bond issuances, asset-based revolving credit facilities, complex restructurings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings and investment-grade, unsecured financings.

Work Highlights

Recent Sponsor and Corporate Representations
  • $8.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facilities for Comcast and NBCUniversal Enterprise 
  • $640 million financing for Atairos Group’s acquisition of Learfield Communications, Inc.
  • $400 million unitranche financing for Metalmark Capital’s majority investment in Worldstrides
  • $250 million incremental first and second lien facilities for Mirion Technologies’ acquisition of Canberra Industries
  • $60 million ABL and $400 million secured notes financing for Kisser Milling Company
Recent Lender Representations
  • $300 million term loan financing for Centerbridge Partners’ acquisition of Bluestem Group
  • $280 million incremental term loan financing for Bluestem Group’s acquisition of Orchard Brands
  • $725 million debtor-in-possession financing for Avaya, Inc.
  • $800 million debtor-in-possession financing for Peabody Energy Corporation
  • $592 million in debtor-in-possession financing for Alpha Natural Resources

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2007

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.B.A., International Business Management, Northwood University, 2004
    • magna cum laude
  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2007
    • summa cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Senior Symposium Editor, American University Law Review