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Jason Kyrwood
Partner

Mr. Kyrwood is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and co-head of the Credit Group. He regularly advises lenders and borrowers on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, focusing on leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, as well as workouts and debtor in possession financings. Mr. Kyrwood’s clients have included many financial institutions and various corporate clients, including Comcast.

Work Highlights

Leveraged Financings 

  • €2.4 billion financing for XPO’s acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle SA

  • $2 billion financing for Apollo’s LBO of McGraw Hill

  • $1.5 billion financing for Blackstone’s LBO of First Eagle Investment Management

  • $4.65 billion financing for H&F’s LBO of Multiplan

  • $8.6 billion financing for Hilton Worldwide
  • $1.93 billion financing for McGraw-Hill
  • $400 million financing for Leonard Green’s LBO of Packers Sanitation

  • $360 million financing for Vista’s LBO of Eagle View

  • $580 million financing for AEA’s LBO of 1800 contacts

  • $330 million financing for Advent’s LBO of Distribution International

Investment-Grade Financings

  • $63 billion bridge financing for Verizon’s acquisition of Verizon Wireless

  • $18 billion bridge financing for Abbvie’s acquisition of Pharmacyclics

  • $17 billion bridge financing for Abbot’s acquisition of St Jude

  • $11 billion bridge financing for Sherwin William’s acquisition of Valspar

  • $12.8 billion acquisition financing for Walgreens’ acquisition of Rite Aid

  • $10.5 billion financing for Mylan’s proposed acquisition of Meda

  • $10.5 billion financing for Newell’s acquisition of Rubbermaid

  • $16.2 billion 364-day senior unsecured bridge loan facility for Aetna’s $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc.

 

Recognition

Mr. Kyrwood has been recognized as a leading lawyer in various industry publications:

  • The American Lawyers’ Transatlantic Financial Dealmaker of the Year”
  • Chambers Global – Banking & Finance: USA
  • Chambers USA – Banking & Finance: Nationwide
  • IFLR1000 U.S. – Banking: Bank Lending
  • New York Law Journal – "Rising Star," 2015
  • American Lawyer – “Dealmaker of the Year," 2014
  • The M&A Advisor – “40 Under 40,” 2012
  • Law360 – “Rising Star,” Corporate Finance, 2011

Of Note

Publications

  • “Key Elements of the Revised Model Credit Agreement Provisions,” ABA Commercial Law Newsletter
  • “What a Difference a Year Makes: A Review of Acquisition Financing in 2010,” LSTA Loan Market Chronicle
  • “2010 Acquisition Financing: Trends From 2009,” Practical Law Company

Memberships

  • Member, Finance Advisory Board,  Practical Law Company

Other

  • Represented the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) in the preparation of its revised Model Credit Agreement Provisions
  • Frequent speaker on banking and financing topics, including Practical Law Company’s annual “Current Trends in Loan Terms: Large Cap and Middle Market Loans” webinar (2012-2016), and various LSTA presentations on the convergence between the U.S. and European loan markets

Professional History

  • Partner, 2009-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2000-2009
  • Associate, Allen Allen & Hemsley (Sydney, Australia),1998-2000

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    10017
    P: +1 212 450 4653
    F: +1 212 701 5653

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.Com., Murdoch University, 1997
    • First Class Honours
  • LL.B., Murdoch University School of Law, 1998
    • First Class Honours