Monica Holland
  1. Partner

Ms. Holland is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Finance Group. She has extensive experience in the representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with domestic and cross-border acquisition and leveraged buyout financings, first- and second-lien financings, workouts, debt restructurings and intercreditor issues.

Work Highlights

LEVERAGED ACQUISITION AND TERM LOAN ARRANGER REPRESENTATIONS
  • $700 million senior secured term loan facility for Ciena Corporation

  • $740 million senior secured facilities for the acquisition of Caprock Midstream Holdings LLC by affiliates of Blackstone

  • $2.2 billion senior secured facilities and bridge commitments to Energizer Corporation for its acquisition of certain businesses of a global consumer products company

  • $1.4 billion senior secured facilities for Charter NEX US, Inc., in connection with its acquisition by Leonard Green Partners and subsequent acquisition of Next Generation Films

  • $815 million senior secured facilities for the acquisition of a the fire safety and oil additives businesses of Israel Chemicals Limited by SK Capital Partners

Asset-based arranger representations  
  • $2 billion asset-based revolving credit facility and $150 million first-in, last-out facility for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with its acquisition of AK Steel
  • $50 million asset-based revolving credit facility in connection with the acquisitions of BMS Enterprises, Inc. by AEA Investors
  • $175 million first-lien asset-based revolving facility in connection with the acquisition of Imperial Dade by Bain Capital Private Equity Fund, LP
  • $1 billion asset-based revolving facility in connection with the acquisition of Deck Chassis Holdings, Inc. by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC
  • $300 million asset-based revolving credit facility for Chewy, Inc.
RESTRUCTURING AND BANKRUPTCY REPRESENTATIONS
  • Supersenior and debtor-in-possession financings provided by an ad hoc group of term lenders for McDermott International
  • Supersenior and debtor-in-possession financings provided by an ad hoc group of term lenders for Murray Energy Corporation
  • Debtor-in-possession financing for Windstream Holdings, Inc.
Investment Grade Arranger Representations
  • $1.25 billion revolving credit facility for Celanese Corporation
  • $1 billion revolving credit facility for The Hartford

Recognition

Ms. Holland has been recognized for her work in the legal industry:

  • IFLR1000 – Banking (US)
  • Chambers USA – Women in Law Awards Up and Coming Lawyer of the Year (Finance) | Short-listed 2012-2013

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2013-present
  • Partner, Shearman & Sterling, 2008-2013
  • Associate, Shearman & Sterling, 1999-2007

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • A.B., Politics, Princeton University, 1996
    • magna cum laude
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1999
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar