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David Tarr

Tel: +1-212-373-3375
Fax: +1-212-492-0375

Tel: +1-212-373-3375
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0375

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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Finance Group, David Tarr focuses on finance transactions, with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance. David represents corporate borrowers, private equity sponsors and lenders in a variety of secured and unsecured transactions.


David’s financing experience for private equity sponsors has included:

  • Insight Partners in multiple acquisitions and recapitalizations, including Cloudbolt, CommerceHub, Veeam, Diligent, E2open, Episerver, Jama Software, Kaseya, LiveAction, Optimizely, Campaign Monitor, Tricentis, Thycotic, Conga, Appriss, PDI, Bullhorn, EveryAction, Recorded Future, InhabitIQ, Municode and View the Space
  • Oak Hill Capital in multiple acquisitions and investments, including GoNetSpeed, Greenlight, Race Telecommunications, U.S. Oral Surgery Management, Technimark and Trinity Consultants
  • Clearlake Capital in its acquisition of Crash Champions
  • Crestview Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of TenCate Grass Holding B.V., and numerous refinancings for Hornblower
  • Golden Gate Capital in its acquisition of DMC Power
  • Sagewind Capital and its portfolio company, GCOM, in its merger with OnCore Consulting
  • Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) in its acquisition of ICR
  • The Sterling Group in multiple acquisitions and recapitalizations, including Construction Supply Group, Tangent Technologies, Artisan Design Group, Highline Aftermarket and Bad Boy Mowers
  • Platinum Equity in the acquisitions and recapitalizations of PrimeSource Building Products, Yak Mat, Securus Technologies, Sensis and Lonza Water Care
  • FFL Partners in the acquisitions and financings of Autism Learning Partners, Icynene, Anova, Midwest Dental and Accordion
  • Centerbridge Partners in the acquisition of Davis Vision
  • Additional representations for ABRY PartnersBain CapitalThe Carlyle GroupCIP CapitalCompass PartnersDavidson KempnerGainline CapitalGolden GateLiberty CapitalSeaport Capital and Warburg Pincus

David’s public and private company leveraged experience and restructuring experience has included:

  • A360 Media in the sale of The National Enquirer (both U.S. and U.K. editions), the National Examiner and Globe, to VVIP Ventures 
  • Alcatel-Lucent and certain of its global subsidiaries in connection with €300 million and $2.25 billion senior secured credit facilities
  • C5 Capital and ITC Global in the provision of a $10 million debtor-in-possession financing package to IronNet, a cybersecurity company, in connection with the company’s chapter 11 filing
  • CenturyLink in Level 3 Financing’s successful refinancing of its $4.61 billion senior secured Tranche B 2024 term loan and multiple bond offerings
  • Franchise Group in multiple financings for its acquisitions of Vitamin Shoppe, American Freight, Sears Outlet and Pet Supplies Plus
  • HealthEquity, Inc. on secured revolving financing matters, including for its acquisition of WageWorks
  • Hudson’s Bay Company in multiple ABL and term loan financings, including for the acquisition of Galeria Kaufhof and the take-private transaction led by certain investors
  • Interpublic Group in a $500 million credit facility and multiple bond offerings
  • Certain bondholders of Liberty Tire Recycling in connection with out-of-court debt restructuring matter
  • Texas Competitive Electric Company LLC and its subsidiaries in a $4.475 billion debtor-in-possession financing
  • Additional representations for lenders including Blackstone CreditMacquarie and Wafra Investment Advisory Group

David is highly ranked by Chambers USA in banking & finance, and he is recommended for his work in commercial lending by The Legal 500.

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