Andrew J. Yoon

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Andrew J. Yoon

Andrew J. Yoon

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Andrew Yoon is a partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. He represents private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and financial institutions on a wide variety of bank financing transactions, including acquisition financing, cross-border finance, middle market financing, asset-based lending, debtor-in-possession and exit financings and workouts and restructurings.
Mr. Yoon represents many of the Firm’s private equity clients, including Avista Capital Partners, Berkshire Partners, Providence Equity Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Recent Private Equity Finance Representations

Berkshire Partners in $445 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of The Portillo Restaurant Group, Inc.
Asurion, LLC in its $550 million incremental first lien term facilities and $1.7 billion second lien term facility.
Thomas H. Lee Partners in $480 million first lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc.
Avista Capital Partners in $262 million first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Zest Anchors.
Thomas H. Lee Partners in a $605 million senior secured term loan facility to finance its acquisition of CompuCom Systems, Inc.
Berkshire Partners in a $220 million term loan facility, a $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility and $100 million of mezzanine notes to finance its acquisition of SRS Distribution, Inc.
Providence Equity Partners in $1.23 billion first and second lien credit facilities to finance its acquisition of Blackboard.Recent Corporate Borrower Representations

Sotheby's in its $150 million revolving credit facility to finance its auction business and $450 million revolving credit facility to finance its financial services business.
C. R. Bard in an amendment and extension of its $750 million revolving credit facility.
DIRECTV in its $1.0 billion 3.5 year- and $1.5 billion 5 year-revolving credit facilities.
J.P. Morgan, as administrative agent, bookrunner and lead arranger, in an amendment and extension of a $12 billion revolving credit facility for Ford Motor Company.

Recent Restructuring Representations

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, in its $567.7 million senior secured credit facilities in connection with the restructuring of $2.3 billion of debt obligations – recognized as one of the most innovative matters in Finance in the Financial Times’ US Innovative Lawyers Report 2013.
Deb Shops in its $21.7 million debtor-in-possession financing.
Uno Restaurant Holdings in its $52 million term and revolving debtor-in-possession financing.

Mr. Yoon is recognized as an “Up & Coming” lawyer in Banking & Finance by Chambers USA 2013-2014 and a “Rising Star” in Banking & Finance by IFLR1000.

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Andrew J. Yoon
Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1999

Vermont Law School is a private, American Bar Association-accredited law school located in South Royalton, Vermont. Vermont Law School was established in 1972 .

BA in Political Studies
Class of 1994

Bard College, founded in 1860 as St. Stephen's College, is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Bard's rural main campus is located near the town of Red Hook. The campus overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains and is within the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. Bard's Annandale campus serves as an important regional cultural institution. Both the CCS Hessel Museum of Contemporary Art and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts are located on campus. The college also hosts two acclaimed annual arts festivals, Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival.

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Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

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First Eagle Investment Management LLC, First Eagle Holdings, Inc. purchase First Eagle Alternative Credit LLC from THLP Debt Partners LP

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Advent International Corp. purchases Aimbridge Hospitality LLC from General Atlantic LLC, Lee Equity Partners LLC

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Empire Co., Ltd. purchases Farm Boy 2012, Inc. from Berkshire Partners LLC

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