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Benjamin S. Persina
 

Benjamin S. Persina

Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Fax: +1-202-636-5502

Benjamin Persina represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, in a wide variety of secured lending and other financing transactions. He also regularly represents leading financial institutions and investment banks with the arrangement and syndication of senior credit facilities, including acquisition, bridge and other corporate financings. His clients have included, among many others, Blackstone, Cimpress, First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Hellman & Friedman, JPMorgan, New Mountain Capital, Silver Lake, Stonepeak and Twitter.

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Work Highlights
  • The Board of Directors of Twitter, Inc. in financing related matters relating to Twitter’s acquisition by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk
  • Hellman & Friedman in its $2.3 billion first lien term loan facility, its $275 million first lien revolving credit facility and its $900 million second lien term loan facility used to finance its acquisition of UKG Inc. (formerly known as The Ultimate Software Group) in an all-cash transaction worth approximately $11 billion and subsequent incremental facilities
  • Silver Lake Partners in connection with its acquisition of TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company
  • New Mountain Capital in the financings supporting several recent acquisitions and investments, including among others Natrol, ILC Dover, Profile Products, PerkinElmer’s applied, food and enterprise services businesses and its investment in Citrin Cooperman
  • Lead arranger in the arrangement of committed bridge financings for an aggregate amount of approximately $3.74 billion related to Regal Beloit’s acquisition of Rexnord’s Process & Motion Control segment in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2010 J.D.
    cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2005 B.A.
    summa cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 2011
  • District of Columbia 2019

Benjamin Persina is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Washington D.C. office and a member of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice. He represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, in a wide variety of secured lending and other financing transactions. He also regularly represents leading financial institutions and investment banks with the arrangement and syndication of senior credit facilities, including acquisition, bridge and other corporate financings. His clients have included, among many others, Blackstone, Cimpress, First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Hellman & Friedman, JPMorgan, New Mountain Capital, Silver Lake, Stonepeak and Twitter.

Benjamin’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • The Board of Directors of Twitter, Inc. in financing related matters relating to Twitter’s acquisition by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk
  • Hellman & Friedman in its $2.3 billion first lien term loan facility, its $275 million first lien revolving credit facility and its $900 million second lien term loan facility used to finance its acquisition of UKG Inc. (formerly known as The Ultimate Software Group) in an all-cash transaction worth approximately $11 billion
  • New Mountain Capital in the financings supporting several recent acquisitions and investments, including among others Natrol, ILC Dover, Profile Products, PerkinElmer’s applied, food and enterprise services businesses and its investment in Citrin Cooperman
  • Lead arranger in the arrangement of committed bridge financings for an aggregate amount of approximately $3.74 billion related to Regal Beloit’s acquisition of Rexnord’s Process & Motion Control segment in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction
  • Silver Lake Partners in connection with its acquisition of TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company

Benjamin received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2010 and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Benjamin is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

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