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.

Zach 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 2019 California Banking & Finance category of Chambers USA, clients praise Zach commenting that they "especially appreciate Zach's business sense; he will provide advice on the more meaningful items of any legal question, which allows us to make appropriate business decisions." Zach is also identified by IFLR1000 in its 2015-2019 editions as a Rising Star in Banking & 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:

    • A global owner and operator of internet data centers in connection with its various credit facilities, including its approximately $1.8 billion (USD equivalent) term loan B facilities denominated in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling and Euro used to finance strategic acquisitions; its approximately $470.0 million (USD equivalent) Yen-denominated bridge loan used to finance the acquisition via tender offer of a Tokyo stock exchange listed company and subsequent permanent take-out financing; and its approximately $2.0 billion (USD equivalent) multicurrency pro rata revolving and term loan credit facilities for working capital and general corporate purposes
    • The holding company for a portfolio of landfill gas-to-energy projects in connection with its $200.0 million term loan B facility
    • The management group of 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
    • A master limited partnership in connection with its $400.0 million bridge loan facility for the acquisition of natural gas pipeline assets
    • A semiconductor company in connection with its $2.0 billion bridge loan facility for a strategic acquisition and its $1.5 billion revolving credit facility for general corporate purposes

    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

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