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.

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Examples of various financings include representation of:

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. in a $7 billion 364-day multicurrency credit facility;
  • CME Group Inc. in a:
    • $2.25 billion multicurrency credit facility; and
    • £1.58 billion “certain funds” bridge facility with its acquisition of NEX Group;
  • Ecolab Inc. in a:
    • $2 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility;
    • $1.5 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility and a $500 million private placement; and
    • $500 million term loan facility;
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. in a $4.5 billion bridge loan commitment in connection with an acquisition;
  • The Middleby Corporation in a $2.5 billion multicurrency credit facility;
  • CF Industries, Inc. in a:
    • $4 billion bridge facility in connection with an acquisition;
    • $2 billion revolving credit facility; and
    • $1 billion private placement;
  • Hillenbrand, Inc. in a:
    • $900 million multicurrency credit facility; 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;
  • Credit Acceptance Corporation in a $345 million amended and restated revolving 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;
  • Silver Airways Corp. in various credit facility matters;
  • 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. Ms. McGovern has been named in IFLR1000 and also was named by Crain’s Custom Media as one of Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers in 2018.

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

Certifications

  • Registered Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
  • Elijah Watt Sells Award (Top CPA Examination Performer), American Institute of CPAs

Lynn M. McGovern