Margaret S. Peponis

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Margaret S. Peponis

Margaret S. Peponis

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Meme Peponis is a partner based in the New York office.

Ms. Peponis’ practice focuses on acquisition and other debt financings, including leveraged loans and high yield bonds.

Ms. Peponis is distinguished as one of the country’s best banking and finance lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and The Legal 500 U.S. In 2012, she received the Individual Banking and Finance Award at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards.

Ms. Peponis recently represented:

* Allergan in connection with financing matters relating to the $40.5 billion sale of its generics business to Teva.
* Warburg Pincus in the financing for its investment in Universal Services of America and Guardsmark.
* Warburg Pincus in the financing for its investment in Sterigenics.
* Actavis in the financing for its $66 billion acquisition of Allergan.
* Biomet in connection with financing matters relating to its $13.35 billion acquisition by Zimmer; and various acquisition and financing transactions for Biomet.
* Acadia Healthcare in connection with the financing for its $1.175 billion acquisition of CRC Health Group.
* Medtronic in the financing for its $43 billion acquisition of Covidien.
* RegionalCare Hospital Partners in the refinancing of its first and second lien senior secured credit facilities, recent amendments thereto and the financing for a recent acquisition.
* Forest Laboratories in the financing for its $2.9 billion acquisition of Aptalis from TPG Capital.
* Bausch & Lomb in various acquisition and financing transactions.
* Suntory in the financing in its $16 billion acquisition of Beam.
* Axip Energy Services (formerly known as Valerus Compression Services) in connection with financing matters relating to the sale of its international services business to Enerflex and the sale of its aftermarket services business to Arkos.
* Warburg Pincus in the financings for its acquisitions of Wencor Group, Electronic Funds Source and Crossmark.
* Warburg Pincus in the financing for its acquisition of Consolidated Precision Products; and CPP in its additional first-lien incremental credit facilities, upsized second-lien credit facility and shareholder dividend.
* Sabre in various acquisition and financing transactions.
* Neiman Marcus in various financing transactions.
* Revolving credit facilities for investment grade borrowers, including McDonald’s, Honeywell and Voya Financial.

Ms. Peponis joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2006. She previously worked as a summer associate in the firm’s New York and Frankfurt offices in 1995. She received a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1996 and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Yale College in 1992.

Ms. Peponis is a member of the Bar in New York.

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Education
JD
Class of 1996

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

BA, cum laude
Class of 1992

Yale College was the official name of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, from 1718 to 1887. The name now refers to the undergraduate part of the university. Each undergraduate student is assigned to one of 12 residential colleges. Yale was founded in part from funds realized from the sale of Equivalent Lands.

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Current

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is an international law firm that provides legal services to clients. The company serves multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, and domestic corporations and financial institutions. The company was founded in 1946 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

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McCormick & Co., Inc. purchases Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc /Food Division from Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

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Temasek Capital Pte Ltd., Temasek Holdings (Pte) Ltd. purchase Global Healthcare Exchange LLC from Golub Capital Partners LLC, TPG Capital LLC, Thoma Bravo LLC, Ares Capital Management LLC (Private Equity)

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Warburg Pincus LLC, Hygiena LLC purchase DuPont Nutrition & Health, Inc. from DuPont

Awards & Honors
1997
Admitted to the New York Bar
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