Vanessa L. Jackson
  1. Partner

Ms. Jackson is a partner in Davis Polk's Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Finance Group. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, asset-based credit facilities, debt restructurings, spinoffs, working capital financings, debtor-in-possession financings, exit financings, and other secured and unsecured financings.

Work Highlights

  • $38 billion investment grade public company bridge financing
  • $9.5 billion senior unsecured bridge loan facility for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. to finance its acquisition of Worldpay, Inc.
  • $3.81 billion revolving credit facility and term extension for DXC Technology Company
  • $3.8 billion 364-day revolving credit facility and $1.2 billion five-year revolving credit facility for Eli Lilly and Company
  • $2.7 billion revolving credit facility for General Mills, Inc.
  • $2.5 billion bridge financing in connection with Xerox Corporation’s combination with Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd, a joint venture of Xerox and FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
  • $2.04 billion first lien credit facilities and $720 million unsecured bridge financing for Energizer Holdings, Inc. in connection with Energizer’s acquisition of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.’s global battery, lighting and portable power business
  • $2.0 billion senior unsecured term loan credit facility for Everett SpinCo, Inc. in connection with the tax-free spinoff and merger of Everett with Computer Sciences Corporation
  • $2 billion senior unsecured term loan credit facility for Everett SpinCo, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company in connection with the
  • $275 million debtor-in-possession term loan credit facility for Arch Coal, Inc. and its subsequent $326.5 million exit term loan credit facility


Of Note

  • Author, “An Expert’s View” column in “What’s Market: 2020 Mid-Year Trends in Large Cap and Middle Market Loans,” Practical Law (August 2020)

Professional History

  • Partner, 2019-present
  • Associate, 2012-2019

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.S., Economics, Duke University, 2009
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2012
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of Race and Law