Justin Breen is a partner in the Corporate Department and head of the Leveraged Finance Group. His principal focus is the representation of leading investment banking firms, institutional investors, private debt funds and business development companies in public and private capital markets transactions and leveraged bank financings, including Rule 144A high yield debt offerings and syndicated and non-syndicated loan transactions. Justin works on both the bank and high yield bond sides of a wide range of transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations. He has represented various leading underwriters, initial purchasers, agents, lenders and dealer managers, including Antares Capital, Ares Capital, Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Imperial Capital, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, William Blair and Varagon Capital.
Justin’s experience extends across a variety of industries, including energy, retail, media, communications, gaming, pharmaceuticals, biotech, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, security and food services.
Justin’s representative transactions and practice include:
Representation of the initial purchasers in high yield bond offerings by Acadia Healthcare Company Inc., Amsted Industries Incorporated, Baker & Taylor Acquisition Corp, Carolina Beverage Group LLC, CompuCom Systems, Inc., Cornerstone Chemical Company, CNO Financial Corp., DirecTV, DynCorp International, Inc., Harmony Foods Corporation, Interface Security Systems, Inc., Kimball Hill Inc., North Atlantic Trading Company, Inc., Nutro Products, Inc., Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Inc., Soho House Bond Ltd, SquareTwo Financial Corporation, Susser Holdings LLC, Toys R Us Delaware Inc., Vanguard Health Systems Inc. and United Surgical Partners International, Inc.
Representation of the administrative agent and lenders in bank financings by Anthony, Inc., Charlotte Russe, Inc., Consolidated Precision Products, Inc., Grocery Outlets, Inc., JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Kraft Foods Inc., Medassets, Inc., Merge Healthcare Incorporated, Nixon Inc., Noranco, Inc., Passport Health Communications, Inc., Penn National Gaming, Inc., PetroChoice Holdings, LLC, RegionalCare, Inc., Sbarro Inc., Service King Paint & Body, LLC, Service Repair Solutions, Inc., Strategic Partners, Inc., Toys “R” Us-Delaware, Inc., Universal Services of America, L.P. and WorldStrides, Inc.
Representation of the underwriters in investment grade bond offerings by DirecTV, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and the Xerox Corporation.
Representation of public companies, private equity and hedge fund clients in a broad range of transactional and general corporate matters.