Scott Selinger

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

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New York 10022 NY US

Scott B. Selinger is a corporate partner based in the New York office. Mr. Selinger is a member of the firm’s Finance Group and Private Equity Group, and focuses his practice on complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. He has extensive experience in syndicated bank loan and high-yield bond transactions. Mr. Selinger regularly advises the firm’s private equity and corporate clients in connection with the financing of acquisitions, investments and restructurings, including the $5 billion merger of Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services and Safway Group by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Brand Energy, the $2.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the $2.73 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings by Tribune Company, the $1.835 billion acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life by The CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group, and the $3.2 billion acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Mr. Selinger is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers USA 2018, where clients report that he is “extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter and offers recommendations based upon market activity.”

He is also recommended by IFLR 1000 2018 and The Legal 500 US 2018, where clients note that “he demonstrates depth beyond his age.”

Mr. Selinger joined the firm in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Selinger was an associate at a New York-based international law firm where he represented financing sources in numerous transactions, including the leveraged buyouts of TXU, First Data and U.S. Foodservice and the acquisition of Procter and Gamble’s prescription drug business by Warner Chilcott.

Mr. Selinger is an editor and a contributing author of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and is the co-author of “Debt Retirement in Leveraged Financings,” The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance (April, 2017); “Alternative Leveraged Lending Structures And Limitations,” Law360 (June, 2015); “United States: Everything Old Is New Again: PIK Notes,” Mondaq (February, 2015); “SunGard 2.0,” The M&A Lawyer (May, 2014);  “Del Monte: Staple Remover?,” The Deal Pipeline (2012) and “Some Pitfalls In Financial Carve-Outs,” The Deal (2012).

Mr. Selinger graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2006. While at Brooklyn Law School, he was a member of the Journal of Law and Policy and served on the planning board for the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law. Mr. Selinger is currently a member of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association’s Board of Trustees and has previously served as a Recent Graduate Trustee on the Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 2003.

Mr. Selinger is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

Experience:

  • Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading IT solutions integrator, and its majority owner, Kelso & Company, in the financing aspects of the sale of a majority equity interest in Sirius to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • 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.
  • Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group in the financing aspects of its strategic minority investment in Annexus, a leading designer of annuities and insurance-based retirement products.
  • Tribune Media Company in the financing aspects of its $6.4 billion sale to Nexstar Media.
  • Dealer Tire in the financing aspects of a significant investment by Bain Capital Private Equity.
  • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its sale of PowerTeam Services to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its joint investment with Cardinal Health in naviHealth, the largest manager of post-acute benefits for health plans and a leading value-based care partner to health systems and providers.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a majority interest in American Greetings.
  • Solenis, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in the financing aspects of its combination with BASF’s paper and water chemicals business.
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Manna Pro, a leading producer of nutritional supplements and other animal products, from The Carlyle Group.
  • Ambac Assurance Corporation, a Wisconsin domiciled insurance company, in a holistic restructuring transaction that involved three exchange offers of existing debt securities and other payment obligations for approximately $2.2 billion of newly-issued debt securities, as well as a new-money financing collateralized by the future proceeds of certain litigation claims against RMBS originators.
  • EIG Global Energy Partners in the financing aspects of the formation of a joint venture with FS Investments to manage the $4 billion FS Energy and Power Fund.
  • Time Inc. in the financing aspects of its $2.8 billion sale to Meredith.
  • AmTrust Financial Services in the financing aspects of a strategic transaction with Madison Dearborn for a portion of AmTrust’s U.S. fee businesses.
  • CoAdvantage, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Private Equity, in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Progressive Employer Management Company.
  • TruGreen Holding Corporation in an $800 million incremental First Lien Term loan and Dividend Recapitalization transaction.
  • Verizon Communications in the $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas to Frontier Communications.
  • Tribune Media Company in the financing aspects of its $6.6 billion sale, later terminated, to Sinclair Broadcast Group.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services in the merger of Brand Energy and Safway Group, forming the leading global industrial service business with over $5 billion in revenue.
  • 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.
  • Hewitt Associates in the financing aspects of its $4.9 billion merger with Aon Corporation.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar, a global distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals, in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion.
  • Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, in its $3.325 billion secured credit facility and $700 million offering of senior unsecured notes in connection with the combination of Brand Energy and Safway Group.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation.
  • Tribune Media Company in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Local TV Holdings.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisitions of Brand Energy and Harsco Infrastructure in a combined transaction valued at $2.5 billion.
  • Hertz in the financing aspects of its $2.5 billion spin-off of its equipment and rental business.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $2.25 billion leveraged recapitalization.
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice in its $1.075 billion secured term loan facility, $500 million ABL facility and $500 million offering of senior unsecured notes in connection with its acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division, the largest distributor of waterworks products in the U.S.
  • The CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group in the financing aspects of the $1.835 billion acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the refinancing of its $1.58 billion term loan credit facility.
  • Lannett in the financing aspects of its acquisition for $1.23 billion in cash, plus additional contingent consideration, of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, the U.S.
  • specialty generic pharmaceuticals subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the $1.2 billion refinancing of its senior secured and mezzanine credit facilities.
  • Altegrity and Providence Equity Partners in the financing aspects of their $1.13 billion acquisition of Kroll from Marsh & McLennan.
  • Syniverse Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the $1.1 billion refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $1.05 billion acquisition of David’s Bridal.
  • 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.
  • Sawai Pharmaceutical in the financing aspects of its $1.5 billion acquisition of the generic pharmaceuticals business of Upsher-Smith Laboratories.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in its $1.0 billion refinancing of its secured credit facilities.
  • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in the financing aspects of their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
  • Syniverse Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in the financing aspects of its €550 million acquisition of MACH.
  • Blount International, a portfolio company of American Securities and P2 Capital Partners, in the refinancing of its $471.4 million term loan facility.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as sponsor in Atkore International’s $410 million offering of 9.875% senior secured notes due 2018.
  • NCI Building Systems in its $245 million acquisition of CENTRIA.
  • American Seafoods, the largest harvester of wild-caught fish for human consumption in the United States, in its completed deleveraging recapitalization.
  • Apex Fund Services in the financing aspects of its sale to Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm.
  • Blackstone Group’s Tactical Opportunities Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Philadelphia Financial Group from Tiptree Financial.
  • Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services in the financing aspects of its buyout of Harsco Corporation’s 26% interest in Brand, a leading single-source provider of specialized industrial services to the worldwide energy and infrastructure sectors.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of the acquisition of Carestream Dental, the digital dental business of Carestream Health.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a controlling stake in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a global manufacturer of medical products.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of a 60% stake in Hussmann International, a leading global manufacturer of refrigerated display merchandizing equipment and refrigeration systems for the retail food industry, from Ingersoll Rand.
  • Dealer Tire in its receipt of a significant investment by Lindsay Goldberg and redemption of TA Associates’ ownership interests.
  • J.C. Flowers in the financing aspects of its acquisition of AmeriLife Group.
  • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of PowerTeam Services, a provider of infrastructure services to the gas and electric utility industry.
  • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading national IT solutions integrator.

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, 2006, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, 2003, B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

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