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Gordon C. Wilson

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Gordon C. Wilson

Whether working on high-profile public transactions that make the headlines or less well-known middle market financings, Gordon Wilson leverages his two decades of legal experience in the banking sector to deliver clients an energetic, pragmatic, and user-friendly experience that balances a thorough understanding of sophisticated client needs against what is possible from a market perspective.

Gordon has robust knowledge in structuring, negotiating, and closing all types of loan transactions. His core experience involves all forms of revolving credit and term loan facilities, with an emphasis on syndicated loans and acquisition financings for both public and private companies, including regular activity representing private equity sponsors in senior, mezzanine, and unitranche financings.

Gordon's transaction experience covers a wide range of industries, including the agriculture, consulting, energy, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and telecommunications sectors. He has a broad background in loan transactions involving borrowers and subsidiaries in jurisdictions outside the United States, including European Term Loan B transactions. He also has particularly deep experience in the real estate sector, where he acts on behalf of more than 10 public REITs in syndicated corporate-level bank financings.

Representative Experience

Advising a public satellite launch and manufacturing company in a US$1.8bn secured syndicated bank facility.

Advising a U.S. healthcare company in bridge loan acquisition financing commitments and associated facilities in excess of US$27bn.

Advising a private equity fund in acquisition financings for an outdoor advertising business, a cooler manufacturer, and a pizza restaurant chain.

Advising on a US$350m secured Term Loan "B" for a newly formed Dutch BV company that owns and operates all-inclusive resort hotels.

Advising private equity funds on various portfolio company dividend recapitalization transactions, including a US$365m dividend recapitalization for a specialty retailer.

Advising a privately held animal nutrition company on a US$1.2bn multi-currency secured line of credit and term loan.

Advising HNA on a €660m secured TLB facility and a CHF150m revolving facility in relation to the CHF2.7bn acquisition of Swissport Group.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1995
  • M.A., Yale University, 1993
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, The College of William & Mary, 1990

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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