概要

Elizabeth Hermann Smith is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice.  Prior to joining Mayer Brown she was a partner at another prominent international law firm. For more than a decade, she has counseled lenders in all areas of leveraged finance.

Elizabeth represents administrative agents, lead arrangers and lenders primarily in syndicated senior secured cash flow transactions, as well as representing mezzanine investors and borrowers in leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations, add-on acquisition financings, workouts and other credit transactions.


経験

  • Represented a multinational bank as administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a multicurrency senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of a particular fitness brand’s largest franchisee (with multiple locations in the US and Canada) by a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented an investment firm as administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a first lien credit facility to support the acquisition by a private equity firm of a multi-location company of addiction treatment centers, as well as in workout negotiations amongst the bank group, the second lien lenders, the private equity firm and the company and in an eventual debt sale and agency transfer.
  • Represented a bank as administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of a large multi-location restaurant franchisee by a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented an asset management firm direct lending institution as administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a senior secured credit facility to support the ongoing operations of a multi-brand franchisor company in the spa, beauty and fitness industries.
  • Represented a multinational bank as administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a series of senior secured credit facilities to support the acquisitions of various medical practice and healthcare companies by a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented an investment firm as administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of a lock and security manufacturer by a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented a bank as administrative agent and lender in an asset-based loan to a chocolate and gift manufacturer, retailer and fundraising company to support ongoing working capital, liquidity and other needs.
  • Represented a bank as lender in an asset-based loan to a defense and security company to support ongoing working capital, liquidity and other needs.
  • Represented a boutique investment firm as lead note purchaser in mezzanine notes provided to support the acquisition by a private equity firm of the premier provider of learning, performance and process solutions for the life sciences industry.
  • Represented an investment firm as administrative agent and lead lender in mezzanine financing to support the acquisition of a premier textile manufacturer by a leading private equity sponsor, as well as in extensive workout negotiations and modifications.
  • Represented the sponsor finance group of a multinational bank as the administrative agent, lead arranger and lead lender in a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of a Mediterranean food manufacturer by a leading private equity sponsor.

学歴

Columbia University, MA

DePaul University College of Law, JD, summa cum laude
Order of the Coif; Dean's Certificate of Pro Bono Service

Yale University, BA

登録

  • イリノイ州弁護士

メンバーシップ

  • Board Member, Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Associate Board Member, Development Advisory Board Member and Volunteer, One Tail at a Time
  • Emerging Lawyer, 2019, by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media
  • Dealmakers of the Year, 2018, by Franchise Times