Darrin Halcomb represents borrowers, lenders, issuers and sponsors in connection with various types of complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Bio

Such transactions include acquisition financings, asset-based loans, leveraged loans, dividend recaps, secured note offerings, project financings, restructurings and workouts, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings.

Significant recent transactions include the representation of:

  • Ashtead Group plc (and its U.S. subsidiary Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.) in connection with a $4.1 billion cross-border asset-based loan facility and the issuance of multiple series of senior secured notes;
  • Bank of America, N.A. in connection with a $700 million asset-based loan facility for Follett Corporation;
  • Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. in connection with various acquisition, financing and restructuring transactions relating to portfolio companies;
  • Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (a portfolio company of Fortress Investment Group LLC) in connection with private activity bond offerings in an aggregate principal amount of $2.7 billion of Florida Development Finance Corporation Surface Transportation Facility Revenue Bonds (Virgin Trains USA Passenger Rail Project), Series 2019, the proceeds of which were used to pay or reimburse a portion of the costs of construction and operation of the Brightline (to be renamed Virgin Trains USA) passenger rail service in South Florida;
  • Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC in connection with a $144.2 million private activity bond offering of Dock and Wharf Facility Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (Jefferson Energy Companies Project), the proceeds of which were used to pay for the development, construction and acquisition of petroleum product transport, loading, unloading and storage facilities at the Port of Beaumont;
  • Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. in connection with a $1 billion senior secured term loan facility and $1.2 billion senior secured multicurrency revolving loan facility;
  • ION Media Networks, Inc. in connection with a $1.36 billion senior secured term loan facility and $75 million senior secured revolving loan facility;
  • J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. in connection with a $1.688 billion senior secured term loan facility and the issuance of multiple series of senior secured notes;
  • Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. in connection with a $500 million senior secured term loan facility for New Fortress Energy Holdings LLC;
  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in connection with a $550 million senior secured term loan facility; and
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with a $350 million senior secured asset-based loan facility for Verso Paper Holding LLC.

Mr. Halcomb also represents pro bono clients in connection with due process hearings and other matters relating to special education services for children with disabilities.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Halcomb worked in the economic research and public affairs departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2007
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1999
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1993

Admissions

  • Illinois

Darrin R. Halcomb