Banks Bruce

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Banks Bruce

Banks Bruce

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Biography

Banks Bruce is a Corporate associate and is resident in the Firm’s Dallas office. His practice focuses on financing transactions of all types, including acquisition financing, debt restructurings, and recapitalizations in the United States and abroad, on behalf of borrowers and lenders. Additionally, he is involved in advising clients on oil and gas financing transactions, including commodities and other derivatives related matters. He also has extensive experience in public and private securities and corporate transactions, as well as general corporate governance and compliance matters.

During his time at Weil, Mr. Bruce has regularly advised leading private equity sponsors, including American Securities, Advent International, Berkshire Partners, CCMP Capital Advisors, EIG Global Energy Partners, HM Capital, Genstar Capital Partners, Lindsay Goldberg, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners, and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Recent transactions include:

* American Securities’ acquisition of HHI Holdings
* Advent International’s acquisition of the coating and resins business of Cytec Industries
* Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s acquisition of Heartland Dental Care
* CCMP Capital’s acquisition of Ollie’s Retail Outlet
* Thomas H. Lee Partners’ acquisition of Fogo de Chão

Mr. Bruce is involved in various community activities, including Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC), the Children’s Cancer Fund, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, through which he mentors a little brother. He is also a member of the Contemporaries, an auxiliary board to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Contemporary, Dallas’s museum of contemporary art.

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Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Partner
2019 - Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

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Member, Board of Directors
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Dallas Contemporary presents art in a forum that cultivates artists, ignites learning and inspires the community. Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events.

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ZMC purchases Simeio Solutions LLC from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

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SoftBank Group Corp. purchases Fortress Investment Group LLC

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The Gores Group LLC, Gores Holdings, Inc. purchase Hostess Brands LLC from Round Hill Investments LLC, Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity

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