Leila Sayegh represents corporations and private equity funds as borrowers, and banks and other financial institutions as lenders, in a broad range of domestic and international financing transactions, including acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, bridge loans, first and second lien financings, debtor-in-possession financings and asset-based loans. Her practice extends across a wide range of industries.


Ms. Sayegh’s experience includes advising:

  • OceanSound Partners on numerous transactions, including with respect to financing the recapitalization of Netrix and the acquisitions of RMA Group, PSC Group and Distributed Systems Services
  • Permira Advisers on numerous transactions, including with respect to the financing for its $1.75 billion acquisition of Duff & Phelps LLC (n/k/a Kroll, LLC)
  • Veritas Capital on numerous transactions, including with respect to the financing of its $690 million acquisition of Harris Corporation, its $820 million acquisition of Verscend Technologies, Inc., and the $4.9 billion acquisition of Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. by Verscend Technologies, Inc.
  • Convera in its $910 million acquisition of Western Union Business Solutions
  • Shamrock Capital in connection with the financing of its $300 million acquisition of the masters and other rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums
  • Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the comprehensive recapitalization of Neovia Logistics
  • PayPal, Inc. in connection with its $5 billion multi-currency revolving credit facility and its $1 billion 364-day revolving credit facility
  • Intel Corporation with the financing aspects of its sale of its Wind River subsidiary to TPG and the sale of its home gateway platform division to MaxLinear, Inc.
  • Insight Enterprises, Inc. in connection with its $1.2 billion ABL revolving credit facility
  • Total Produce plc in connection with the financing of the merger of Total Produce plc and Dole Food Company, Inc. and the initial public offering of the combined company, Dole plc, consisting of a $600 million multi-currency revolving credit facility, $300 million term loan A credit facility and $540 million term loan B credit facility
  • Xperi Holding Corporation in connection with the financing of its $3 billion combination with TiVo Corporation, consisting of a $1.05 billion term loan facility
  • JAKKS Pacific in connection with its comprehensive restructuring, which recapitalized its balance sheet with new debt and equity
  • The McClatchy Company in connection with its Chapter 11 reorganization, which addressed approximately $1 billion in debt
  • Nine Point Energy, LLC in connection with its $320 million term loan facility
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank on numerous transactions, including credit facilities for Pinterest
  • Morgan Stanley Senior Funding on financings for Cypress Semiconductor, The Lending Club, Palantir, Shutterfly, Silicon Graphics, Snap (f/k/a Snapchat) and Uber Technologies

Ms. Sayegh has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, in addition to being honored by Los Angeles Business Journal as one of its 2024 Leaders of Influence: Banking & Finance and 2023 Women of Influence. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the firm’s Los Angeles Women’s Initiatives Network and is a member of the global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2003
  • M.B.A., Columbia University Graduate School of Business, 2003
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 1999


  • California
  • New York

Leila B. Sayegh