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Rajani Gupta

Partner

New York

Gupta Rajani
Rajani Gupta

Partner

New York

Rajani represents banks and other financial institutions as lenders and strategic investors, as well as private equity funds and corporations as borrowers in domestic and international financings, including financings of mergers and acquisitions, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, first and second lien financings and working capital and asset-based financings.

Rajani was recently ranked Band 4 by Chambers USA, who noted that she is a "go-to finance attorney" due to her "quality of expertise and level of work." Clients state that she is "very commercial, always available and gives solid judgement and advice" and that "she is really up to speed on the market.” They also note that "she's great at representing you, she's good at fighting for things you need but never leaves people on the other side of the table feeling disrespected." In Legal 500 USA 2021, a client noted that ‘Rajani Gupta, in particular, stands out. She’s very smart and responsive and she works hard to find a fair result for everyone.’ In addition, Rajani is recognized as one of New York Law Journal's Rising Stars of 2017 and in the annual list of “Top 40 under 40” lawyers in the Daily Journal.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • The lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with (A) first lien (i) closing date initial term loans of USD955m, (ii) revolving commitments of USD165m and (iii) delayed draw commitments of USD200m and (B) second lien term loans of USD280m for the refinancing of existing debt and other general corporate purpose by DG Investment Intermediate Holdings 2, Inc.
  • The joint lead arrangers and bookrunners on a USD750m first lien facilities refinancing for Midwest Physician Administrative Services, LLC, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois, and a portfolio company of Ares Management's Private Equity Group.
  • The administrative agent, joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for a USD1.307bn first lien term loan (USD1.067bn closing date first lien term loan and USD240m first lien delayed draw term loan) for the acquisition of TricorBraun Holdings, Inc., North America's largest primary packaging distributor, by AOT Packaging Products AcquisitionCo LLC, a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group and Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board. USD343m in second lien notes were privately placed. We also advised the administrative agent, joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for a USD140m ABL revolving credit facility.
  • The lead arrangers on a USD3.7bn debt financing package for Brookfield Business Partners’ acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company, a leading global provider of infrastructure services to the power generation industry.
  • The lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with their underwriting and arranging senior syndicated credit facilities totaling USD1.65bn to Parthenon Capital Partners and Bain Capital Private Equity in connection with the financing of the merger of Zelis Healthcare and RedCard Systems.
  • The lead arrangers on a USD1.295bn acquisition financing and the initial purchasers on a Rule 144A/Reg. S offering of USD350m aggregate principal amount of 8.500% senior notes due 2026 to finance the acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions by Partners Group (USA) Inc. and Charlesbank Capital Partners.
  • The joint physical bookrunners and lead arrangers on a EUR515m cross-border first-lien financing for TPG Capital-backed Beaver-Visitec International Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of PhysIOL Group SA and intercreditor arrangements relating to a USD75m second lien financing.
  • The lead arrangers and administrative agent on a USD200m term loan B and USD35m revolving credit facility to refinance, in part, the acquisition of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants by Ares Management affiliates.
  • The joint lead arrangers and bookrunners on the USD310m refinancing of existing debt of CoolSys, Inc., a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation.

News & insights

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Publications: 28 JULY 2021

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Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has recently published its annual report for the period dated April 2020 to March 2021 (the 2020/2021 Period). The report takes a look back at the…

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Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy Hosts third Annual Leveraged Finance Training Camp in New York for 30 Major Financial Institutions

The one-day accelerator convened junior and mid-level bankers to provide an in-depth look at the legal underpinnings of leveraged finance transactions

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Leveraged Finance

Sectors

Banks

Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of California

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York

Admitted: Bar of the State of Massachusetts 

Academic

J.D., UCLA

B.A., UC Irvine