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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, Best Buy, BlackRock, Blackstone, Blommer Chocolate, Carlyle, Charterhouse Capital Partners, Cimpress, Evercore Partners, Fieldwood Energy, Francisco Partners, frontdoor, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Ingersoll Rand, JLL Partners, KSL Capital Partners, Microsoft, New Mountain Capital, Primavera Capital Partners, Riverstone, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, TCW 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

Christopher Brown is a Partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Corporate Department. Chris 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, Best Buy, BlackRock, Blackstone, Blommer Chocolate, Carlyle, Charterhouse Capital Partners, Cimpress, Evercore Partners, Fieldwood Energy, Francisco Partners, frontdoor, Goldman Sachs, Hershey, Ingersoll Rand, JLL Partners, KSL Capital Partners, Microsoft, New Mountain Capital, Primavera Capital Partners, Riverstone, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, TCW and ZoomInfo.

Recent representations include:

  • 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 

  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in the financing relating to its investment in Calcasieu Pass LNG Export Facility

  • AEA Investors LP in the financing related to its acquisition of Jack’s Family Restaurants

  • Primavera Capital Group in the financings supporting its acquisition of Spring Education Group, Nobel Learning Communities and certain campuses of LePort Schools

  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Invitation Homes in various financings aggregate commitments in excess of $5 billion, which have been used to capitalize the purchase of distressed single-family rental homes

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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