Alden Millard is a Partner in the Firm’s corporate department. He regularly represents several leading leverage buyout sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with various bank financings, including acquisition financings. He also advises several of the Firm’s commercial banking clients in connection with a broad range of syndicated bank financings. His clients have included The Blackstone Group, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
Mr. Millard’s experience has included the representation of The Blackstone Group in connection with a $1.050 billion senior secured bank financing for its acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems; The Blackstone Group and Providence Equity Partners in connection with a $1.075 billion senior secured bank financing for their recapitalization of Freedom Communications, Inc.; Thomas H. Lee Partners, Bain Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. in connection with senior secured and bridge financings for the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group; and The Blackstone Group and First Reserve Corporation in connection with $820 million of senior secured bank facilities for their acquisition of Foundation Coal Corporation. On the lender side, he has represented JPMorgan Chase Bank in connection with a syndicated $600 million senior credit facility for Xcel Energy Inc. and in connection with a syndicated $4.5 billion senior credit facility for Comcast Corporation.Mr. Millard received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1996 and his A.B. cum laude from Harvard University in 1991.