A counsel in the Corporate Department and member of the Finance Group, Joseph Friedman focuses on representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a variety of corporate finance transactions, including leveraged buyouts, debt restructurings, distressed debt purchases and portfolio company financings.
Joe is a member of the Project Finance Committee of the New York City Bar Association and previously served on the Banking Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (2014-2017). He received the President and Provost’s graduation award for Exceptional Commitment to Graduate Student Life at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Joe’s recent representations include:
- Insight Partners in the financing aspects of Kaseya's $6.2 billion acquisition of Datto, including $3.7 billion of first lien financing and $1 billion of preferred equity
- KPS Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its $2.7 billion acquisition of the European, Middle Eastern and African food, aerosol and promotional packaging business from Crown Holdings
- Dana Incorporated in numerous transactions, including $1.7 billion of senior secured credit facilities in connection with its acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, as well as in the company’s $500 million bridge facility and additional $150 million revolving credit facility
- The Stars Group in the $6.8 billion financing aspects of its acquisition of U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming, creating the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming company
- Funds managed by affiliates of The Chatterjee Group and Rhône Capital in the financing aspects of their $2.7 billion acquisition of Lummus Technology Group
- Gamut Capital Management, in partnership with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, in the financing aspects of their investment in PS Logistics
- KPS Capital Partners in the financing aspects of its acquisition of C&D Technologies, Inc.
- An ad hoc group of prepetition and postpetition lenders in the chapter 11 cases of Country Fresh and its affiliates, involving approximately $132 million in secured debt
- An ad hoc committee of secured noteholders and postpetition lenders in the successful chapter 11 reorganization of Tops Markets
- Various financing matters for Wellspring Capital Management and Palladium Equity Partners