Jeffrey Ross

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

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New York 10022 NY US

Jeffrey E. Ross is Chair of the firm’s Finance Group and a member of its Private Equity Group. His practice focuses on complex acquisition and leveraged financings, such as the $15 billion merger of Envision Healthcare with AMSURG, the $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive by Discovery Communications, the $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital by Activision Blizzard, the $5.5 billion merger of Ply Gem, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, with NCI Building Systems and the $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare by TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

Mr. Ross is ranked as a leading lawyer for Banking and Finance by Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers USA 2018, which reports that he “goes above and beyond,” “does a phenomenal job,” and “has an incredible grasp of where the market is.” Clients note that he is “a strategic asset in making deals happen. His style, tact and approach to the business [are] fabulous.” Mr. Ross is recommended by The Legal 500 US 2018, where clients are said to “have a high degree of trust” in him, citing him as “exceptional on both the financing and the M&A front,” “great at knowing what terms client[s] want” and an “excellent leveraged finance lawyer.”

He has been identified as a “rising star” in private equity by Law360 (2012). Mr. Ross is also recognized as a Notable Practitioner in banking and capital markets by IFLR1000 2018. Mr. Ross publishes frequently on legal matters related to finance topics, including “Alternative Leveraged Lending Structures And Limitations,” Law360 (June, 2015); “SunGard 2.0,” The M&A Lawyer (2014); “Del Monte: Staple Remover?,” The Deal Pipeline (2012); and “Some Pitfalls In Financing Carve-Outs,” The Deal (2012).

He is also a contributing author to the annual Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book (Practising Law Institute, 2016) and a former editor of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report. Mr. Ross is a guest lecturer on leveraged finance in a course entitled Private Equity Playbook at Cornell Law School and is co-chair for PLI’s Leveraged Financing and Private Equity Acquisition Financing Summit programs.

Mr. Ross joined the firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. He received a J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1999, an M.A., first class honors, in International Relations from University of Melbourne, Australia in 1997 and a B.A. from Columbia University in 1995.

Experience:

  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and TRANZACT in the financing aspects of the $1.2 billion sale of TRANZACT to Willis Towers Watson.
  • Atlas Merchant Capital in the financing aspects of its investment in Ascensus, the largest independent recordkeeping services provider, third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator in the United States.
  • Vets First Choice in the financing aspects of its merger with the Henry Schein Animal Health business to create Covetrus, a new standalone public company.
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell in the financing aspects of the $24.9 billion sale of Dell to an investor group including Michael Dell and Silver Lake.
  • Envision Healthcare in the financing aspects of its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services. This included $6.3 billion of committed debt financing.
  • Discovery Communications in the financing aspects of its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
  • Access Industries, as part of a consortium with Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings, in the financing aspects of its $7.15 billion acquisition of the oil and gas exploration and production assets of El Paso. This transaction was named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by International Financial Law Review.”
  • Activision Blizzard in the financing aspects of its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital.
    Ply Gem and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of Ply Gem’s $5.5 billion stock-for-stock combination with NCI Building Systems.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $4.3 billion sale of Diversey Holdings to Sealed Air.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion.
  • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in the financing aspects of their $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare.
  • Tribune Media in the refinancing of its $3.773 billion term loan facility and its $1.1 billion offering of 5.875% senior notes due 2022.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation.
  • Activision Blizzard in the $3.125 billion refinancing of its existing credit facilities.
    Tribune Company in the financing aspects of its $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
  • Activision Blizzard in the $2.55 billion refinancing of its existing term loan credit facility.
  • The Carlyle Group in its $2.54 billion acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. government consulting business.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.755 billion secured term loan facility, $115.0 million secured cash flow revolving credit facility, $360.0 million ABL facility and $645.0 million offering of senior unsecured notes in connection with its $2.4 billion take private of Ply Gem and acquisition of Atrium Windows & Doors, two leading building products companies.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $2.25 billion leveraged recapitalization.
  • The CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group in the financing aspects of the $1.835 billion acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life.
  • Emergency Medical Services, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the repricing of and incremental issuances under its $1.59 billion term loan facility and its $450 million asset-backed-loan facility.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the refinancing of its $1.58 billion term loan credit facility.
  • TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, with Humana, in the financing aspects of their $1.4 billion acquisition of Curo Health Services.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $1.33 billion refinancing of its secured credit facilities.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its €1.2 billion acquisition of Mauser Group, one of the world’s leading industrial packaging companies.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the $1.2 billion refinancing of its senior secured and mezzanine credit facilities.
  • Roofing Supply Group, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the financing aspects of its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
  • Syniverse Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the $1.1 billion refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities.
  • Stone Point Capital and Hellman & Friedman in the financing aspects of their $1.1 billion acquisition of Sedgwick Claims Management Services.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $1.05 billion acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Wilsonart International Holdings, the decorative surfaces unit of Illinois Tool Works.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $1.05 billion acquisition of David’s Bridal.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $1.0 billion refinancing of its secured credit facilities.
  • Wilsonart International Holdings, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the repricing and incremental issuance under its $915 million term loan credit facility.
    Envision Healthcare, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in its offering of $750 million of senior notes.
  • Domtar Corporation in the refinancing of its outstanding loans and commitments under its respective credit facilities, including a $700 million revolving credit facility.
  • Envision Healthcare in the financing aspects of its $620 million acquisition of Rural/Metro Corporation.
  • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in the financing aspects of the $600 million sale of Creative Circle, a leading professional staffing firm specializing in advertising, creative and marketing talent, to NYSE-listed On Assignment for a mix of stock and cash consideration.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $465 million acquisition of John Deere Landscapes.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the $399 million refinancing of its existing term loan B credit facility.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $350 million offering of 5.125% senior notes due 2025.
  • Syniverse, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in exploring balance sheet alternatives and closing a successful exchange offer with respect to approximately $367 million of Syniverse’s outstanding senior notes.
  • Syniverse, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $290 million acquisition of Aicent.
  • Learning Care Group, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity, in the $260 million refinancing of its secured credit facilities.
  • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of United Distribution Group, one of the largest distributors of industrial components and assemblies in North America.
  • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Cerberus Capital Management in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Electrical Components International, the world’s leading manufacturer of wire harnesses, control boxes and value-added assembly services, from KPS Capital Partners.
  • The Carlyle Group in the financing aspects of it strategic minority investment in DiscoverOrg, the leading global sales and marketing intelligence platform.
    Cerberus Capital Management in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Cyanco International, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide.
  • The Carlyle Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of MedRisk, a provider of managed physical medicine to the workers’ compensation industry.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of SunSource, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of the acquisition of Carestream Dental, the digital dental business of Carestream Health.
  • The Carlyle Group in the financing aspects of its investment in NEP Group, the leading worldwide provider of outsourced production solutions offering technical services for remote production, studio production, video display, host broadcasting, post production, smart asset / media management, multi-screen delivery and end-to-end OTT solutions.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Tranzact Holdings, the leading provider of comprehensive, direct-to-consumer sales and marketing solutions for insurance carriers in the U.S., from White Mountains Insurance Group.
  • Blackstone Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Philadelphia Financial Group.
  • Astra Capital Management in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Logix Communications.
  • Logix Communications, a portfolio company of Astra Capital Management, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Alpheus Holdings.
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in its leveraged recapitalization and the refinancing of its existing term loan facility.
  • Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity in the financing aspects of its sale of EmployBridge.
  • Tribune Media in the financing aspects of its leveraged spin-off of Tribune Publishing Company.
  • Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity in the financing aspects of its sale of Learning Care Group.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of PharMEDium.
  • Wilsonart International Holdings, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Durcon.
  • Syniverse Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of W.P. Roaming III S.a r.l..

Education:

  • Cornell Law School, 1999, J.D.
  • University of Melbourne, 1997, M.A.
  • Columbia University, 1995, B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

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