Heather A. Viets

Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Heather A. Viets

Heather A. Viets

Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Heather A. Viets is a Corporate associate in the Banking & Finance practice group in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Viets’ experience includes representing investment banks, issuers, private equity funds and mezzanine funds in connection with banking and securities transactions, including first and second lien credit facilities, bridge loan facilities, mezzanine financings, acquisition financings, high yield debt offerings, initial public offerings, restructurings, and reorganizations.

Among the transactions Ms. Viets has worked on in the past few years are:

* Represented the lead arrangers in connection with $150 million of senior secured credit facilities for Oneida Ltd. and Anchor Hocking, LLC
* Represented the lead arrangers in connection with $950 million of senior secured credit facilities for DineEquity, Inc.
* Represented the lead arranger in connection with a $500 million senior secured revolving credit facility for HealthSouth Corporation
* Represented the lead arrangers in connection with approximately $230 million of Shari’ah compliant credit facilities, including a $120 million first lien term facility, $25 million first lien revolving facility, $60 million second lien mezzanine facility, and $25 million subordinated unsecured mezzanine facility in connection with the refinancing of all the outstanding indebtedness of PODS Inc., a portfolio company of Arcapita
* Represented the lead arrangers in the bank, debt and equity bridge financings used to finance the approximately $10 billion leveraged buyout of CDW Corporation by Madison Dearborn and Providence Equity Partners
* Represented the lead arranger in connection with the $450 million margin loan facility for National Amusements, Inc.
* Represented the lead arrangers and initial purchasers in the bank, bridge and high-yield bond offerings used to finance the approximately $3 billion leveraged buyout of Sequa Corporation by the Carlyle Group
* Represented the lead arrangers in first and second lien credit facilities used to finance the approximately $800 million leveraged buyout of Vertrue Inc. by One Equity Partners
* Represented the initial purchaser in connection with $225 million of high-yield bonds for The New York Times Company
* Represented the initial purchasers in connection with $600 million of senior secured notes for Chicago Parking Meters, LLC

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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.

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SAIC, Inc. purchases Engility Holdings, Inc.

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Aterian Investment Management LP purchases Xpress Global Systems LLC from BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners, Mosaic Investments, Inc., Panton Equity Partners Management Company LLC

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Coherent, Inc. purchases Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc.

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