Zach Finley, a partner in Orrick’s San Francisco office, is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group.

He advises publicly held and privately owned (including sponsor-backed) companies, as borrowers, and major financial institutions, as arrangers and lenders, in syndicated credit facilities (including pro rata, first-lien/second-lien, term loan B and bridge loan facilities) used for acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings and general corporate purposes. His experience also extends to asset-based loans, equipment financings, debt restructurings and workouts.

In addition, Zach frequently represents technology companies on various types of growth capital financings used by these companies to rapidly expand their businesses and to deploy new and market-disrupting products and services.

He previously served a three-year term on the Commercial Transactions Committee (formerly called the Uniform Commercial Code Committee) of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, acting as its Co-Chair for the final year of his term.

In the 2020 California Banking & Finance category of Chambers USA, clients regard Zach as a "treasure trove of knowledge" who is "smart, practical and business-minded." Zach is also identified by IFLR1000 in its 2015-2020 editions as a Rising Star in Banking and Finance, where clients report that Zach "is an outstanding business partner" and "his strengths are his creativity, accessibility, diligence and his ability to bring all of Orrick's resources to bear."

  • Borrower Representations:

    Some of Zach’s significant recent borrower-side engagements include representing:

    • Equinix in connection with its various credit facilities, including its $3.0 billion multicurrency revolving and term loan credit facilities; its $750.0 million 364-day multicurrency term loan facilities; its approximately $470.0 million (USD equivalent) Yen-denominated bridge loan used to finance the acquisition via tender offer of Tokyo stock exchange listed Bit-isle and subsequent permanent take-out financing; and an €850.0 million financing for a joint venture between Equinix and GIC to acquire and develop a portfolio of hyperscale data centers in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam
    • Wind Creek Hospitality in connection with its $1.3 billion term loan B to finance its acquisition from Las Vegas Sands of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • Aria Energy, an owner and operator of a portfolio of landfill gas-to-energy projects, in connection with its $200.0 million term loan B facility
    • The management group of Perfect World, a NASDAQ-listed publisher of online gaming titles, in connection with a $900.0 million bridge loan to finance the take-private acquisition of the company
    • Applied Materials in connection with its $2.0 billion term loan facility to finance its acquisition of Kokusai Electric

    Lead Arranger and Lender Representations:

    Some of Zach’s significant recent lead arranger and lender engagements include representing:

    • The lead arranger for $410.0 million of secured revolving and term loan credit facilities provided to an electronics manufacturing company to fund working capital and strategic acquisitions
    • The Japan-based subordinated second lien lenders on a $3.4 billion sale-leaseback transaction for Sprint Corporation involving Sprint's network equipment assets
    • The lead arranger and administrative agent for a $171.0 million bridge loan facility provided to the Transbay Joint Powers Authority to finance construction costs for the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco
    • The lead arranger and administrative agent for a $1.0 billion secured revolving credit facility provided to a natural resources company
    • The lead arranger and administrative agent for $400.0 million of first-lien and second-lien credit facilities provided to a leading sponsor portfolio company in the healthcare industry
    • The lead arranger and administrative agent for $600.0 million of secured revolving and term loan B credit facilities provided to a multi-property casino and hotel owner and operator
    • The lead arranger and administrative agent for $800.0 million of secured revolving and term loan B credit facilities provided to an owner and operator of gaming properties to refinance existing indebtedness and for ongoing working capital
    • One of the largest bank creditors in the $2.3 billion comprehensive debt restructuring for a Native American tribal gaming enterprise, which included the exchange of the borrower’s existing senior secured bank debt for new senior secured term loan A and term loan B loans
    • Leading global investment firm, as a senior secured lender, on a $130.0 million financing to an alternative asset management investment firm for its acquisition of a private equity investment firm
    • Leading global investment firm, as lender, on a $20.0 million second-lien term loan made to a provider of administrative and technology solutions to the financial industry
    • A strategic capital provider on a $30.0 million second-lien term loan to an ESOP-owned vehicle rental and sales company

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