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Christopher Brown
 

Christopher Brown

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

Chris Brown concentrates his practice on banking and finance. He has represented 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. In addition, Chris has worked for many clients on matters involving general secured finance issues, debt restructurings and related corporate issues. His clients have included AEA Investors, Allegion, Alterra Mountain Company, AMG, Angeles Equity Partners, Beach Point Capital Management, Best Buy, BlackRock, Blackstone, Blommer Chocolate, Cimpress, Evercore Partners, Cohen & Steers, Francisco Partners, Frontdoor, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Ingersoll Rand, JLL Partners, KSL Capital Partners, Microsoft, New Mountain Capital, Primavera Capital Partners, Riverstone, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, QuarterNorth Energy, Twitter and ZoomInfo.

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Work Highlights
  • Microsoft Corporation in various credit matters, including its $10 billion revolving credit facilities 
  • The Hershey Company in its $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in the financing relating to its investment in Cheniere Energy Partners
  • BlackRock Long Term Capital Management in the financings supporting several recent acquisitions, including the Summit Companies
  • Best Buy in various credit matters, including in its $1.25 billion revolving credit facility 
  • Angeles Equity Partners in the financings supporting its acquisitions of Xanitos and Primus Aerospace
  • KSL Capital Partners in various financings relating to its acquisition and operation of Alterra Mountain Company
  • Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs in the financing supporting the acquisition of Lucid Energy 
  • New Mountain Capital in the financings supporting several recent acquisitions, including Natrol and Flexan
  • ZoomInfo in various credit matters, including its recent $500 million term loan facility and the financing for its acquisition of Chorus.ai 
  • Primavera Capital Group in the financings supporting its acquisition of Spring Education Group, Nobel Learning Communities and certain campuses of LePort Schools
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2001 J.D.
  • Princeton University, 1998 A.B.
Admissions
  • New York 2002
  • District of Columbia 2005

Chris Brown concentrates his practice on banking and finance. He has represented 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. In addition, Chris has worked for many clients on matters involving general secured finance issues, debt restructurings and related corporate issues. His clients have included AEA Investors, Allegion, Alterra Mountain Company, AMG, Angeles Equity Partners, Beach Point Capital Management, Best Buy, BlackRock, Blackstone, Blommer Chocolate, Cimpress, Evercore Partners, Cohen & Steers, Francisco Partners, Frontdoor, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Ingersoll Rand, JLL Partners, KSL Capital Partners, Microsoft, New Mountain Capital, Primavera Capital Partners, Riverstone, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, QuarterNorth Energy, Twitter and ZoomInfo.

Recent representations include:

  • The Board of Directors of Twitter, Inc. in financing related matters relating to Twitter’s acquisition by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk
  • Blackstone in the financing relating to its investment in CoreTrust
  • Microsoft Corporation in various credit matters, including its acquisition of Activision and its revolving credit facilities
  • JLL Partners in the financings supporting several acquisitions, including the acquisition of Oasis Discovery Partners
  • The Hershey Company in its unsecured revolving credit facility
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners in the financing relating to its investment in Cheniere Energy Partners
  • BlackRock Long Term Capital Management in the financings supporting several acquisitions, including the acquisitions of the Summit Companies and TDS
  • Best Buy in various credit matters, including its revolving credit facility
  • Angeles Equity Partners in the financings supporting several acquisitions, including its investments in OBS Holdings, Xanitos and Primus Aerospace
  • KSL Capital Partners in various financings, including those relating its investment in Alterra Mountain Company Heritage Golf
  • Riverstone Holdings in the financing relating to its investment in IMTT
  • New Mountain Capital in the financings supporting several acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Citrin Cooperman, 3E, Natrol and Flexan
  • ZoomInfo in various credit matters, including its corporate credit facilities and the financing for its acquisition of Chorus.ai
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in the financing relating to its investment in Calcasieu Pass LNG Export Facility
  • AEA Investors LP in the financing supporting its acquisition of Jack’s Family Restaurants
  • Primavera Capital Group in financings supporting several acquisitions, including its investments in Spring Education Group, Nobel Learning Communities and Princeton Review

Chris received his J.D. in 2001 from University of Virginia School of Law. He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1998. Chris is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.

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