Maura E. O'Sullivan

Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Maura E. O'Sullivan

Maura E. O'Sullivan

Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Biography

Shearman & Sterling LLP
Maura E. O'Sullivan
Partner

Education
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1985, Business Editor, The Urban Law Journal
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1982
Practice
Maura O’Sullivan, a partner in the Finance Group, has extensive experience in representing financial advisors, lenders and borrowers in various financings, with a particular emphasis on acquisition financings, leveraged lending, restructurings and asset-based finance. Ms. O’Sullivan joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1999. She is ranked a leading lawyer in banking and finance by Chambers USA, IFLR 1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Euromoney Expert Guides. She was also shortlisted for “Finance Lawyer of the Year” (2012) by Chambers USA Women in Law Awards.
Experience

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunning manager in connection with a $775 million amended and restated financing for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. as administrative agent, bookrunner and arranger, along with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as bookrunners and arrangers, in connection with a $720 million financing related to the leveraged acquisition of Smart & Final by Ares Management
Barclays Bank PLC as administrative agent, collateral agent and lead arranger in connection with a $650 term loan refinancing for Newsday LLC
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in connection with a $250 million four-year term loan financing for Computer Sciences Corporation
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. as joint lead arrangers and joint book managers in connection with a $10 billion 364-day credit facility for Johnson & Johnson
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., JPMorgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Barclays Bank Plc, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and RBC Capital Markets as lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with a $2.3 billion three-year revolving credit facility for International Lease Finance Corporation
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a multi-tranche $375 million senior secured amended and restated first lien financing for Alkermes, Inc.
B/E Aerospace as borrower under a $950 million amended and restated credit facility agented by J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Barclays Bank Plc, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a $14.5 billion aggregate financing, including a $5 billion five-year revolving credit facility for Abbott Laboratories, a $2 billion five-year revolving credit facility for Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc. and a $7.5 billion 364-day bridge guaranteed financing for AbbVie Inc.
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., UBS Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA as arrangers in connection with a $1.62 billion term loan and a $250 million revolving credit facility related to the acquisition of Above Net, Inc. by Zayo Group, LLC
Legg Mason, Inc. as borrower under a $1 billion aggregate financing, including a $500 million five-year term loan and a $500 million five-year revolving credit facility agented by Citibank, N.A.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as lead arranger and bookrunner in connection with a $500 million debtor-in-possession and exit financing for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc. and certain of its affiliates
Bank of America, N.A. as term loan administrative agent and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., RBS Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp. and Union Bank of California, N.A. as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a $1.4 billion senior secured term loan for Arch Coal, Inc.
Barclays Bank PLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as joint global coordinators, mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with a cross-border, multicurrency and covenant-lite Term Loan B bank financing consisting of a $2 billion term loan facility, a $375 million short-dated term loan facility and a €500 million term loan facility for certain affiliates of INEOS AG, one of the world’s largest chemical companies
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. as sole lead arranger and as a joint bookrunner in connection with an amendment and extension of HUB International Limited's senior secured term and revolving credit facilities
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and RBC Capital Markets as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a $190 million refinancing for Proquest LLC, which consisted of a senior secured term facility and a revolving credit facility
Boston Scientific Corporation as borrower under a $2 billion five-year revolving credit facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Goldman Sachs Bank USA as joint lead arrangers in connection with a $1.6 billion senior secured refinancing for LPL Holdings, Inc.?
BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and The Bank Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as joint lead arrangers and joint book managers in connection with a $5 billion 364-day credit facility for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and some of its affiliates
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc. as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner in connection with a $700 million financing for Neustar, Inc.’s acquisition of TARGUS Information Corporation and ongoing general corporate needs
Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. as joint lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and co-syndication agents of a $310 million first lien and $140 million second lien financing for Alkermes, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Elan Drug Technologies, a unit of Elan Corporation, plc
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and The Bank of Nova Scotia as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunning managers in connection with a $500 million senior secured refinancing for The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, of a $1.05 billion term loan financing for The AES Corporation
Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as sole lead arranger in connection with a $325 million amended and restated term loan facility for Western Refining, Inc.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as a lead arranger and bookrunner in connection with a $2 billion three-year revolving credit facility for International Lease Finance Corporation
BE Aerospace, Inc. as borrower under a $750 million amended and restated senior secured financing revolving credit facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
The lead arrangers in connection with a $2.08 billion exit financing for Dana Corporation
B/E Aerospace in connection with its $875 million senior secured financing incurred in connection with its acquisition of Honeywell International’s Aerospace Consumables Business
The lead arranger in connection with a $37.1 million debtor-in-possession financing for Chesapeake Corporation
The lead arrangers in connection with (i) the $6.75 billion senior unsecured bridge financing for TXU Energy and (ii) the $4.5 billion senior unsecured bridge financing for TXU Corp., each of which was in respect of the acquisition of TXU Corp. by an investor group led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Texas Pacific Group and an affiliate of Goldman, Sachs & Co.
The lead arrangers in connection with an $865 million secured financing used by Apax Partners to fund its acquisition of Hub International Limited
The special committee of the board of directors of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Bain Capital Partners, LLC
The lead arrangers in connection with a $760 million senior secured financing for affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC in connection with its $1.7 billion acquisition of Catalina Marketing Corporation
Morgan Stanley Private Equity in connection with the $217 million first lien financing and the $47 million second lien financing for its acquisition (through an affiliate) of Tops Markets, LLC
Boston Scientific Corporation in its $14 billion senior and interim financing in respect of its unsolicited $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corporation
The lead arrangers in connection with the $5.5 billion senior financing and the $5.35 billion bridge financing in connection with the acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Dune Capital Management, L.P. and Five Mile Capital Partners LLC of GMAC Commercial Holding Corp.


Publications
Co-author, “Term Loans and High Yield Bonds: Tracking the Convergence,” Practical Law Company, July 1, 2012
Bar Admissions/Qualifications
New York

Practice Areas

Finance
Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory
Dodd-Frank, UK, EU & Other Regulatory Reforms
Private Equity & Hedge Funds

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Education
JD
Class of 1985

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

BA
Class of 1982

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

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Business Editor
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Career History
Partner
1985 - Current

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Boston Scientific Corporation purchases BTG Plc

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Cabot Microelectronics Corp. purchases KMG Chemicals, Inc.

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Boston Scientific Corporation purchases American Medical Systems Holdings, Inc. /Urology Business from Endo International Plc

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