Debt Financing Transactions

Institutional clients have turned to Bass, Berry & Sims for representation in more than $50 billion of debt financing transactions in the last five years.

We represent public and private companies and a broad range of traditional and non-traditional financing providers in a variety of complex financing transactions. Through our representation of both lenders and borrowers, we offer clients a comprehensive perspective on all aspects of debt finance.

We have significant experience negotiating syndicated credit facilities, including term and asset-based credit facilities, construction facilities, project financings, acquisition financings and structured financings with related intercreditor arrangements.

With a strong focus on middle market private equity deals, we regularly negotiate junior and senior credit facilities (frequently coupled with an equity investment and a change of ownership transaction), acquisition facilities, and capital call facilities.

Building on our firm’s strength in the healthcare industry, we have notable experience in healthcare finance transactions, bringing a depth of understanding for clients about companies operating under significant regulatory regimes.

Chambers USA has consistently ranked Bass, Berry & Sims as one of the top banking and finance law firms in Tennessee for the past 13 years. In their research, Chambers concluded the firm is a “Stellar outfit providing services across the financial services spectrum. Represents borrowers and lenders in matters ranging from commercial lending to regulatory compliance. Experienced handling large-scale transactions for a broad range of clients including regional and national banks, insurance companies and private equity firms. Demonstrates expertise in debt refinancing and syndicated loans, as well as bank M&A and the formation of subsidiaries.” (from Chambers USA 2020). Clients reported that the firm offers “great responsiveness and great value” and “when you think of quality firms, you think of these guys. They’re traditionally seen as being at the top” (from Chambers USA 2020); “They are responsive and organized and willing to go the extra mile to get anything done by a certain deadline. They also know our business really, really well.” (from Chambers USA 2019).

  • Syndicated credit facilities.
  • Healthcare finance.
  • Public offerings and private placements of debt securities.
  • Senior, mezzanine and other junior or split collateral credit facilities.
  • Intercreditor arrangements.
  • Acquisition credit facilities.
  • Construction lending.
  • Workouts and restructurings.
  • Asset-based credit facilities.
  • Project financings.
  • Sale/leaseback transactions.
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program financial transactions.

Who we serve:

  • National, regional and local banks.
  • Public and private borrowers.
  • Private sponsors and their credit arms.
  • Issuers, underwriters and placement agents.
  • REITs and REOCs.
  • For-profit healthcare companies.
  • Distressed asset investors.
  • Regional Centers, investors and developers affiliated with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented New Mountain Capital in the project-level financing of a real estate portfolio, financed by a $25 million CMBS loan, consisting of four properties located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and New York, each of which are triple net leased to a master tenant.

     

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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Brookdale Senior Living Inc. in a refinancing of a real estate portfolio, financed by $220 million in loans across four subpools with Freddie Mac.  The portfolio consisted of 27 senior living facilities located in 13 different states.

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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of LogistiCare in its $80 million acquisition of National MedTrans, a single source Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) benefit management company focused on delivering services to managed care organizations and governmental entities throughout the United States, as well as the extension of its revolving credit facilities from $200 million to $225 million

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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of AutoZone, Inc. in the closing of its $750 million syndicated unsecured 364-day revolving credit facility ($1,050,000,000 accordion option) with U.S. Bank National Association as Administrative Agent and a syndicate of six lenders

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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in four strategic acquisitions and in its underwritten public offering of 2.3 million shares of common stock in 2019.

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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in over $282 million worth of real estate transactions, primarily sale-leasebacks

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  • Represented a public multi-family REIT in the acquisition/disposition of 59 apartment communities with approximately 15,000 units in 15 states over the past five years

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  • Represented TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale to The Eastern Company (Nasdaq: EML), a publicly traded diversified manufacturer, for $81.7 million

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  • Represented a small business investment company (SBIC) in subordinate term loan and preferred equity co-investment to fund a sponsor-backed strategic’s acquisition of a toy company

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Austin C. Brown
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Stefanie R. Chamberlain
Associate
Katie Day
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Felix R. Dowsley, III
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Leslie M. Ford
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Michael C. Gibson
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Thomas Gossett
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B. Taylor Gray
Counsel
Nathaniel F. Greene
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David W. Harper, Jr.
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Cheyne W. Harris
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R. Turner Henderson
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Jason S. Lewallen
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Vincent B. Lillegard
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G. Mark Mamantov
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Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.
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James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.
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Jordana Katz Nelson
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Marisa Rouse
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John S. Seehorn
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Cynthia N. Sellers
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Katherine Smalley
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Richard R. Spore, III
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Amanda Elliott Stanley
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Justin T. Starling
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John A. Stemmler
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James S. Tate, Jr.
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Molly Terrell
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