Lynn M. McGovern

Lynn McGovern represents borrowers, lenders and investors in a broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition financings, secured lending transactions, syndicated financings, bridge financings, private placements, debtor-in-possession financings and restructuring transactions.

Bio

Examples of various financings include representation of:

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. in a $7 billion 364-day multi-currency credit facility;
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. in a $4.5 billion bridge loan commitment;
  • CME Group Inc. in a $2.25 billion multi-currency credit facility;
  • The Middleby Corporation in a $2.5 billion multi-currency credit facility;
  • American Equity Investment Life Holding Company in a $150 million revolving credit facility and a $100 million term loan;
  • CyrusOne Inc. in a $450 million revolving credit facility and a $150 million term loan;
  • CF Industries, Inc. in a:
    • $4 billion bridge facility;
    • $2 billion revolving credit facility; and
    • $1 billion private placement;
  • Hillenbrand, Inc. in a:
    • $700 million multi-currency credit facility and a $200 million term loan; and
    • $150 million private placement shelf agreement;
  • Hillenbrand, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a $150 million letter of credit facility;
  • AutoNation, Inc. in a $1.8 billion revolving credit facility;
  • Ecolab Inc. in a:
    • $1.5 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility and a $500 million private placement; and
    • $500 million term loan facility;
  • Devon Energy Corporation in $4.5 billion of bridge and term loan facilities in connection with an acquisition;
  • Ball Corporation in connection with a $3 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility and a £3.3 billion “certain funds” bridge facility to finance its acquisition of Rexam PLC;
  • Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. in obtaining $1 billion of committed financing from Morgan Stanley Senior Funding in connection with its proposed, but terminated, unsolicited $3.2 billion acquisition of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited;
  • Marsico Capital Management in a $1.2 billion credit facility;
  • US BioEnergy Corporation in a $477 million construction loan facility;
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company in connection with a credit facility;
  • Covanta Energy Corporation in a $715 million first-lien credit facility and a $400 million second-lien credit facility;
  • Rural Cellular Corporation in a $60 million first-lien revolving credit facility and a $510 million second-lien note offering;
  • Wynn Las Vegas, LLC in a $1 billion secured credit facility;
  • American National Power, Inc. in connection with restructuring approximately $900 million of indebtedness;
  • various portfolio companies of Brera Capital Partners, LP in connection with credit facilities and mezzanine financings; and
  • Packaging Dynamics Corporation in a $160 million secured credit facility.

Ms. McGovern repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, 1986 (magna cum laude)
  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois, 1983 (bronze tablet)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Lynn M. McGovern