Sunil William Savkar is a corporate partner and member of the Finance Group. His practice focuses on complex acquisition and leveraged financings. Mr. Savkar is consistently ranked as one of the top finance practitioners in the field. He is recommended by Legal 500, Finance (2015-2018) and IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer (2015-2017), Highly Regarded (2018-2019).
Mr. Savkar has primarily advised private equity clients and their portfolio companies, and public and private companies, in senior and junior credit facilities, mezzanine and subordinated financings and high-yield offerings. His transactions have included numerous large and middle-market domestic and international financing transactions.
Mr. Savkar joined Debevoise in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Savkar was a member of the Finance Group at a leading international law firm, where he became a partner in 2007.
Mr. Savkar received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Kent Scholar and Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transactional Law. He received his Master’s of Engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Mr. Savkar worked in the semiconductor and computer industries for five years before attending law school and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Mr. Savkar also serves as the U.S. Board Chair of Breakthrough, a global human rights non-profit organization using technology and media to drive culture change, with a particular emphasis on ending gender-based discrimination and violence.
- Freeman Spogli & Co. in the debt financing for the acquisition of CRH Healthcare, a leading urgent care platform in the Southeast.
- Avista Capital Partners in the debt financing for its portfolio company Kramer Laboratories, Inc., a marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) foot care and specialty cough products.
- Avista Capital Partners in the debt financing for the acquisition of Express Scripts’ Subsidiary, United BioSource, a leading provider of pharmaceutical and patient support services.
- Avista Capital Partners in the debt financing for the acquisition of National Spine & Pain Centers, a provider of administrative services to pain management clinics.
- Berkshire Partners in the initial debt financing for its acquisition of Parts Town, a leading distributor of genuine original equipment manufacturer repair and maintenance parts for the food service industry, and in Parts Town’s subsequent add-ons and refinancings.
- Berkshire Partners in the debt financing for its acquisition of Masergy Communications, a leading global service provider offering innovative hybrid networking, security, and cloud communications solutions.
- Mercury Systems in obtaining financing for the acquisition of the embedded security, radio frequency, and microelectronics business from Microsemi.
- Berkshire Partners in the debt financing for its acquisition of Implus Corporation, a leading provider of consumer products in the accessories marketplace, and in Implus’ subsequent add-ons and refinancing.
- Berkshire Partners in the initial debt financing for the acquisition of Access Information Management, a provider of records and information management services, and in Access Information Management’s subsequent add-ons and refinancings.
- Bain Capital and Trinseo S.A., a leading global materials company engaged in the manufacture and marketing of emulsion polymers and plastics, in the refinancing of Trinseo’s senior secured credit facilities and unsecured senior notes.
- Berkshire Partners in the debt financing for its acquisition of Catalina Marketing, a provider of consumer-driven media solutions to CPG manufacturers and retailers.
- Bain Capital in the sale of Applied Systems, Inc. to Hellman & Friedman.
- Berkshire Partners in the debt financing for the acquisition and merger of Light Tower Fiber Networks and Sidera Networks, the subsequent add-on acquisition of Fibertech Networks, and the subsequent sale of Light Tower by Berkshire Partners to Crown Castle.
- Berkshire Partners, Bain Capital and Advent International in the debt financing for the acquisition of SkillSoft, various financings for add-on acquisitions and in its subsequent sale to Charterhouse Capital Partners.
- Columbia Law School, 1998, J.D.
- Cornell University, 1990, Master’s of Engineering
- Cornell University, 1989, B.S.
- New York
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