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  • Autocam Corporation To Merge With NN

    Mergers & AcquisitionsEmployee BenefitsEnvironmentalFinanceIP TransactionsReal EstateTax

    Paul, Weiss client Autocam Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by NN, Inc., a Tennessee-based manufacturer and supplier of high precision metal bearing components and industrial plastic and rubber products, for $244.5 million in cash, $25 million in stock and the assumption of $30.5 million in debt.

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  • Vice Leases New Headquarters Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    FinanceReal EstateMedia & Entertainment

    As reported in The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and other news sources, Paul, Weiss client Vice Media Inc. has entered into lease agreements for approximately 60,000 square feet of space for its new headquarters to be located on South 2nd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Vice plans to undertake a major renovation of the new space and to more than double its workforce with the addition of 525 employees over the next five years. One of the area's largest employers, Vice was founded as a punk magazine and currently runs a website (Vice.com), an HBO show and news, sports and music channels.

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  • Intelsat Amends $3.75 Billion
    Senior Secured Credit Facilities

    Finance

    Paul, Weiss client Intelsat (NYSE: I), a leading global provider of fixed satellite services, amended its existing senior secured credit agreement, which governs its approximately $3.1 billion senior secured term loan facility and $500 million revolving credit facility. The amendment reduced the interest rates applicable to borrowings under the term loan facility and extended the maturity of the term loan facility. In addition, the amendment also reduced the interest rates applicable to $450 million of the $500 million total revolving credit facility and extended the maturity of such portion of the revolving credit facility. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse served as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners.

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  • Oaktree Closes $1.8 Billion
    in Leveraged Loan Vehicles

    FinanceInvestment ManagementEmployee BenefitsTax

    Paul, Weiss client Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.'s (Oaktree) Oaktree Enhanced Income Fund (EIF), a private equity fund investing in leveraged loan assets, closed Oaktree Enhanced Income Funding Series III, Ltd., a $655.2 million collateralized loan-type obligation. This is EIF's third fund series, having already closed the $379.5 million Oaktree Enhanced Income Funding Series I, Ltd. on October 26, 2012 and the $761.6 million Oaktree Enhanced Income Funding Series II, Ltd. on March 28. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., and GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC acted as placement agents.

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  • Paul, Weiss Adds Leading Financing Partner

    CorporateFinanceBrian  Kim

    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Brian Kim has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate department, resident in New York, where he will focus on acquisition financing, distressed debt and other financing transactions, including representing private equity funds in leveraged buyouts and overleveraged companies in restructuring their balance sheets.

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  • Peermont Global Group Completes
    R4.1 Billion Refinancing

    Capital Markets & SecuritiesFinanceTax

    Paul, Weiss client Peermont Global Group, a casino and hotel group with operations in South Africa and Botswana, completed its restructuring and recapitalization through a R4.1 billion local six-year senior debt finance package underwritten by Rand Merchant Bank and jointly arranged with ABSA, Investec and Standard Bank, and the issuance of R1.2 billion of payment-in-kind notes to be listed on a European stock exchange. In addition, certain creditors replaced the R2.4 billion payment-in-kind notes issued in 2007 with preference shares at face value. Certain creditors also replaced existing loans of R3.8 billion with ordinary shares, amounting to 71% of the Group's equity. The senior secured notes issued in 2007 were paid off at maturity.

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  • Ply Gem Closes $930 Million Refinancing

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    Paul, Weiss client Ply Gem Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America, closed a $430 million term loan facility and a private offering of $500 million 6.50% Senior Notes due 2022. The net proceeds of the offering and the term loan, as well as cash on hand, were used to refinance in full Ply Gem's outstanding Senior Secured Notes and old Senior Notes. With this refinancing the company has lowered its interest cost and extended maturities on all of its funded debt.

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  • Las Vegas Sands Closes VML Refinancing

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    Venetian Macau Limited, a subsidiary of Paul, Weiss client Las Vegas Sands Corp., closed an amended and restated credit agreement for the dollar equivalent of approximately $5.2 billion, consisting of the dollar equivalent of $2 billion of new revolving commitments, the dollar equivalent of approximately $2.4 billion of extended initial term loans and the dollar equivalent of approximately $0.8 billion non-extended initial term loans.

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  • Spectrum Brands Refinances
    U.S. Tranche B Term Loans

    FinanceReal EstateTax

    Paul, Weiss client Spectrum Brands, Inc. (SPB) closed on its previously announced issuance of a $215 million U.S. term loan due September 2019 and a new €225 million Euro term loan due September 2019. Spectrum Brands Europe GmbH, a German subsidiary of SPB, incurred such new Euro term loans. Net proceeds from the term loans were used to replace SPB's existing $513 million U.S. term loan B due December 2019. Concurrently with the closing of the new term loans, SPB entered into an Eighth Amendment to its ABL Loan and Security Agreement. This is SPB's third significant refinancing in 366 days.

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  • Wendy's International
    Completes Debt Repricing

    FinanceTax

    Paul, Weiss advised Wendy's International, Inc., a subsidiary of The Wendy's Company, the second-largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States, in completing a refinancing transaction in which a portion of its existing $1.125 billion in term B loans was refinanced with a new tranche of term A loans in an aggregate principal amount of $350 million. Bank of America, N.A. acted as administrative agent for the refinancing.

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