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Samantha Braunstein

Counsel

Capital markets and financing, Restructuring and insolvency

Rising Star for Restructuring and Insolvency

IFLR Americas, 2021

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About Samantha Braunstein

Samantha is counsel in our Leveraged Finance and Restructuring and Insolvency teams. She counsels clients on various financial restructuring and general financing matters. Samantha's experience includes both in-court and out-of-court representation of agents, banks, funds, borrowers and potential purchasers of distressed debt and assets. Much of her experience entails multi-jurisdictional complexities.

 

Recent work

Her recent experience includes advising:

  • Vertex, Inc., a provider of integrated tax technology solutions, on its refinancing of its existing bank facilities with a $50 million term loan and $200 million revolving credit facility.
  • JP Morgan as administrative agent, letter of credit issuer and lender, under a $930 million revolving and term credit agreement extended to Peabody Energy Corporation. The matter involved a restructuring with revolving and term lenders under the JPM Facility and two note issuances maturing in 2022 and 2025, respectively.
  • Bank of America as lead underwriter in a 144a offering of $300 million of senior secured notes issued by Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
  • Bank of America, as agent, and a lender steering committee with repsect to Babcock & Wilcox, a global power and renewable energy company, in a series of restructurings transactions of a $650 million revolving credit facility.
  • Barings LLC on the purchase of privately placed notes from Anagram International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Party City Holdings Inc.
  • JP Morgan as administrative agent in the restructuring of a $2.1 billion revolving and term loan facility extended to Acosta Inc., a US-based sales and marketing company owned by a leading global private equity sponsor, including the development of a alternative financing structure to increase liquidity through a receivables facility.
  • Barings LLC as lender in the restructuring of approxiatemately $55 million of bank debt, and an incremental financing to, a commericial and industrial provider of electrical distribution systems and equipment.
  • Capital One, National Association, in connection with the restructuring of a $350 million revolving credit facility extended to  StoneMor, LLP, a publicly traded MLP and leading death care provider operating in 50 states.  The matter included the negotiation of a complex intercreditor agreement with a junior creditor and the restructuring of the credit facility over a series of amendments.
  • Expro Holdings UK 3 Limited, a leading oil and gas well management group, in connection with restructuring its $1.4 billion of obligations, which resulted in a Chapter 11 restructuring. The pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case lasted only 50 days. Freshfields, among other things, negotiated a $155 million debtor-in-possession financing package and also guided the company through the process of negotiating the most efficient corporate structure for the post-bankruptcy entities.
  • The term lenders and syndicate agent in Paragon Offshore's Chapter 11 proceeding involving total term, revolver and noteholder claims of approximately $2.4 billion.

Qualifications

Education

  • JD, University of Pennsylvania; comment editor of University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
  • BA, distinction in all subjects, Cornell University

Professional

  • Admitted to practice in the State of New York
  • Co-Chair of the Junior Board of the Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation
  • Advisory Board member of GlamourGals Foundation