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Brian M. Steinhardt
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3802
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Often focusing on the energy sector, Brian Steinhardt represents leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including bank and bridge loan financings and acquisition financings. He also advises companies on a range of corporate finance transactions, including oil and gas, project and syndicated bank financings. His clients have included Hellman & Friedman LLC, Apax Partners LLP, EQT Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Sirius XM Radio and Weight Watchers International. In 2008, Brian represented the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on its approximately $30 billion financing arrangement related to JPMorgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns, and in 2009 he represented the U.S. Treasury Department concerning certain financing arrangements for the Legacy Securities Public-Private Investment Program. According to Chambers USA, “he knows the market and is a pleasure to work with.”

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Work Highlights
    • Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. in connection with the financing of its $1.4 billion acquisition of Interactive Intelligence
    • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its acquisition of Multiplan, Inc.
    • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its acquisition of AssuredPartners, Inc.
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. in connection with the financing of its $4.157 billion acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation
    • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of their $45 billion acquisition of TXU Corp
    Education
    • University of Michigan Law School, 1998 J.D.
      cum laude; Nadler Award
    • McGill University, 1994 B.A.
      Great Distinction
    Admissions
    • New York 1999

    Brian M. Steinhardt is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department. He regularly represents leading companies, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in connection with a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including bank and bridge loan financings and acquisition financings. He also advises companies on a range of corporate finance transactions, including oil and gas and project financings. His clients have included Hellman & Friedman LLC, Apax Partners LLP, EQT Partners, Centerbridge Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., Sirius XM Radio Inc. and Weight Watchers International, Inc. In 2008, Brian represented the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on its approximately $30 billion financing arrangement related to JPMorgan’s acquisition of Bear Stearns, and in 2009 he represented the U.S. Treasury Department concerning certain financing arrangements for the Legacy Securities Public-Private Investment Program.

    Brian’s recent finance experience has included the representation of:   

    • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of Applied Systems, Inc.
    • Energy Capital Partners, LLC in connection with the financing of its pending acquisition of NESCO, LLC
    • King.com in connection with the negotiation of its $150 million senior secured asset based revolving credit facility
    • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its approximately $4.4 billion acquisition of Hub International Limited.
    • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its approximately $1.1 billion acquisition of rue21, Inc.
    • Weight Watchers International, Inc. in connection with the negotiation of its $2.65 billion senior secured credit facilities
    • Sirius XM Radio Inc. in connection with the negotiation of its $1.25 billion senior secured revolving credit facility
    • TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of its acquisition of FleetPride, Inc.
    • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its approximately C$1.1 billion acquisition of Garda World Security Corporation
    • Kronos Incorporated, a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC, in connection with the negotiation of its $1.965 billion first and second lien senior secured credit facilities
    • Eaton Corporation in connection with the financing of its approximately $11.8 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries
    • Ellucian L.P., parent company of Datatel, Inc. and a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman LLC, in connection with the financing of its $1.775 billion acquisition of SunGard Higher Education
    • An investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in connection with the financing of its $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Investment Company
    • CoStar Group, Inc. in connection with the financing of its approximately $860 million merger with Loopnet, Inc.
    • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of its C$745 million acquisition of Trader Corporation from Yellow Media Inc.
    • Lion Capital LLP in connection with the financing of its $980 million acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
    • Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with the financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of Associated Materials, LLC
    • TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of its $1.3 billion acquisition of American Tire Distributors, Inc.
    • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and TPG Capital, L.P. in connection with the financing of their $45 billion acquisition of TXU Corp.

    Brian joined the Firm in 1999. He received his B.A., with great distinction, from McGill University in 1994 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

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