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 past 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. 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