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Mikhel Schecter

Tel: +1-212-373-3815
Fax: +1-646-786-3706

Tel: +1-212-373-3815
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-646-786-3706

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A counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Finance Group, Mikhel Schecter represents financial institutions, private equity sponsors and major corporations in connection with specialized finance structures and securitization and asset-backed finance. She regularly advises clients in connection with securitizations involving esoteric assets such as cell towers, PACE loans, film rights, music royalties, intellectual property royalties and restaurant and other franchised business revenues. Mikhel also has extensive experience representing institutional investors in private placement transactions.


Mikhel’s representations include:

  • Major investment banks, as underwriters, in connection with Adams Outdoor Advertising Limited Partnership’s $355 million offering of securitized billboard revenue notes, $505 million whole-business securitization backed by advertising structures and related permits, and $450 million refinancing of existing securitization facilities
  • Apollo Global Management and its affiliates in numerous transactions, including:
    • Affiliates of Apollo Global Management in the purchase of accounts receivables from Tenneco Automotive Operating Inc. and subsidiaries
    • ABC Technologies, an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in a factoring agreement
    • Covis Pharma, an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, as seller in a factoring agreement with MUFG
    • in the $479 million securitization of assets of HarbourView Equity Partners, a global alternative asset manager focused on investment opportunities in the media and entertainment space founded by Sherrese Clarke Soares
    • Wheels Donlen, an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its securitization of accounts receivables to PNC Bank
    • Yahoo AdTech, an affiliate of Yahoo and Apollo Global Management, in the sale of accounts receivables to Wells Fargo
  • Barclays and Deutsche Bank in numerous multibillion-dollar issuances of secured tower revenue notes by Vertical Bridge, the largest private owner and manager of communication infrastructure in the U.S., backed by a portfolio of cellular sites and related assets
  • Barclays in numerous issuances by Diamond Communications, one of the largest privately-owned tower and wireless infrastructure companies in the U.S., backed by a portfolio of cellular sites and related assets
  • Carrier Global in the sale of accounts receivables to BNP Paribas
  • High Bluff Capital Partners in a $250 million whole-business securitization for Church’s Chicken, backed by franchise royalties, intellectual property and company-owned store revenues
  • G.K. Diamonds BV, a Belgium-based rough and polished diamond distributor and manufacturer, in its inaugural $140 million cross-border securitization backed by existing and future rough and polished diamond inventory; and in its second cross-border inventory-based securitization
  • Kymera, an affiliate of Palladium Equity Partners, in the sale of accounts receivables to Evolution
  • Lumileds Holding, and its foreign and domestic subsidiaries, in connection with its $200 million account receivables facility
  • Merchants Fleet, North America's fastest-growing fleet management company, in the secured financing aspects of its sale of Merchants Automotive Group (d/b/a Merchants Fleet and Merchants Auto) to a group including Bain Capital, ADIA (the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority) and the Merchants Fleet leadership team, consisting of over $2.5 billion in fleet leasing and asset-backed variable funding and term notes, backed by a first-priority security interest in the company’s fleet leasing and other related assets
  • MetroNet, a telecommunications company and the largest privately-owned fiber to the premises (FTTP) platform in North America and portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital and KKR, in its inaugural securitization and numerous lending, topco and warehouse facilities, backed by MetroNet’s fiber network and infrastructure assets and customer receivables in mature neighborhoods
  • A subsidiary of Nomura in several notable securitizations, including in the issuance by GoodGreen, an affiliate of Ygrene Energy Fund, of $341 million of bonds backed by a mix of commercial and residential property assessed clean energy (PACE) assets in California and Florida
  • Novolex Holdings and subsidiaries in the sale of accounts receivables to Wells Fargo
  • Pluczenik Diamond Company, N.V., an international diamond company, as seller and servicer for its second diamond receivables securitization, as well as its inaugural $150 million cross-border inventory securitization, backed by existing and future rough and polished diamond inventory
  • RBC Capital Markets and Guggenheim Securities, as lead underwriters, in the
    $1.3 billion nuclear asset-recovery bond issuance by Duke Energy Florida Project Finance
  • Roark Capital Group a private equity firm, in multiple whole-business financings for its portfolio companies
  • SBA Communications, one of the largest wireless cell tower operators in the Western hemisphere, in connection with over $6.4 billion of securitizations, backed by mortgage liens on cell towers
  • Sonic Corp., an industry-leading quick service restaurant franchisor and a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, in over $1 billion of notes issuances in its existing whole-business securitization backed by franchise-fee revenues through its whole-business securitization master trust
  • Stargems DMCC, an international diamond company, as seller and servicer in its first securitization backed by diamond receivables; and in its second receivables securitization

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