Sartaj Gill
  1. Partner

Mr. Gill is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Finance Group. He advises sponsors, borrowers and lenders on a wide range of domestic and international corporate finance transactions with a particular concentration on acquisition and other leveraged finance.

His corporate clients include Asphlund, Clarivate, Freeport-McMoRan, L Brands, LifeMiles, Mastercard and MSCI. His sponsor clients include Atairos, Brookfield, Cornell Capital, Crestview, IDG Capital, KPS, Lightyear Capital, Loews, MDP, Reverence Capital, Symphony, Tailwind and TPG.

Work Highlights

SPONSOR/BORROWER REPRESENTATIONS
  • $11.75 billion in ABL, cash flow and first-lien term facilities, and secured notes and unsecured notes, in connection with Brookfield’s acquisition of the Power Solutions business (renamed Clarios) of Johnson Controls
  • $6.0 billion revolving credit facility for Mastercard
  • $3.5 billion in unsecured loans and notes in connection with Genuine Parts Company’s acquisition of Alliance Automotive Group
  • $3.5 billion revolving credit facility for Freeport-McMoRan
  • $2.75 billion in first-lien facilities in connection with a dividend recap for Asphlund
  • $2.21 billion in first-lien facilities and secured notes in connection with the refinancing of Clarivate’s debt and Clarivate's acquisition of Decision Resources Group 
  • $1.46 billion in first-lien and second-lien facilities in connection with Symphony's acquisition of RSA
  • $1.22 billion in senior secured and warehouse credit facilities in connection with a sponsor's acquisition of a company in the consumer loan space
  • $1.15 billion in credit facilities for L Brands
  • $1.089 billion in first- and second-lien facilities in connection with Atairos’ acquisition of Learfield Communications and Learfield’s subsequent combination with IMG College (Learfield/IMG College is a joint venture among Atairos, Comcast, Endeavor and Silver Lake)
  • $980 million credit facility and $100 million accelerated share repurchase transaction for MSCI
  • $950 million bridge facility in connection with Clarivate’s acquisition of Decision Resources Group
  • $400 million revolving credit facility and $500 million of notes for MSCI
  • $745 million in first- and second-lien facilities in connection with Atairos’ acquisition of Bowlero, and $113 million in incremental facilities for Bowlero
  • $730 million in ABL and first-lien term facilities in connection with Loews’ acquisition of Consolidated Container
  • $584 million multi-currency senior secured credit facility in connection with One Madison Corporation’s acquisition of Ranpak Corporation
  • $515 million in secured credit facilities to LifeMiles, a joint venture between Advent International and Avianca
  • $215 million in first lien facilities in connection with Cornell Capital's acquisition of an interest in CitizensRx
  • $195 million in secured credit facilities in connection with Atairos’ acquisition of a majority interest in Spectra, a joint venture with Comcast
  • First lien term and super-priority revolving facilities in connection with TPG's acquisition of Convey Health
  • First lien facilities in connection with TPG's acquisition of Health Balance
  • First lien and delayed draw facilities in connection with Cornell Capital's acquisition of Spectrum Automotive
  • Revolving credit facility for Ankura, a Madison Dearborn portfolio company
  • Credit facilities for the acquisition of numerous companies, including Stratix, Technical Innovation, Lieberman Research Worldwide, Premier Fixtures, Colony Hardware Corporation, Distinct, West Texas Plastics, Re Trans, Metrogistics, AST, Cumming, Dermarite, Edenbridge and Lone Peak
  • Represented GE in the sale of GE Transportation to Wabtec
Acquisition Financing – Arranger Representations
  • $2.65 billion in ABL, term loan and bridge financing for Advent’s investment in inVentiv Health
  • £108 million and $567 million first- and second-lien “Yankee” loans for Vista’s acquisition of ACS
  • $635 million senior secured facilities for Apax’s acquisition of Quality Distribution
  • $500 million senior secured facilities for Apollo’s acquisition of certain assets from Hostess Brands
  • $437 million first- and second-lien “Yankee” loans for OTPP’s acquisition of Bridon
  • $117 million senior secured term facility for Fremont’s acquisition of Process Displays
  • $85 million senior secured term facility to a sponsor to finance its equity investment in connection with an acquisition
RESTRUCTURING – AGENT REPRESENTATIONS
  • $2.3 billion debt restructuring for The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owner of the Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • $750 million debt restructuring for various affiliates of Centro Properties
  • $630 million debt restructuring for Fontainebleau Miami
Other Notable Arranger/Lender Representations
  • $1.85 billion credit financing for Walter Investments
  • $1.20 billion credit facilities for Verint
  • $1.14 billion refinancing of credit facilities for Virtu Financial
  • $680 million senior secured credit facilities for Roundys
  • $600 million senior secured exit financing for Millennium Health
  • $100 million notes financing to a global online entertainment company
  • $100 million revolving credit facility for Private National Mortgage Acceptance
  • $90 million senior secured term facility for Atlas Paper Mills
  • $60 million senior secured term facility for Koroseal
  • $33.5 million second-lien term facility for Suwannee Lumber Company
  • The financial adviser to the special committee of independent directors of Dell Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners

Recognition

Mr. Gill is consistently recognized for his work in the legal industry:

  • Chambers Global – Banking & Finance (USA)
  • Chambers USA – Banking & Finance (Nationwide)
  • IFLR100 – Banking (US)
  • Best Lawyers – Banking and Finance (New York)
  • The M&A Advisor – 40 Under 40 | 2013

Of Note

  • Speaker | LSTA 23rd Annual Conference | Perspectives on Primary Market Trends: Borrowers and Lenders Share their Views

Professional History

  • Partner, 2004-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 1998-2004
  • Associate, Allen Allen & Hemsley (Sydney, Australia), 1996-1998

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • Bachelor, Information Technology, Bond University, 1994
    • first-class honours
  • LL.B., Bond University Faculty of Law, 1994
    • first-class honours
  • LL.M., University of Cambridge, 1995
    • Gonville & Caius College