Stefanie Birkmann

Partner

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  • LLM, Columbia University School of Law, 2002; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Second State Examination, Top 5%, University of Munich School of Law, 1997
  • Doctor of Law, summa cum laude, University of Munich School of Law, 1996

Qualifications

  • New York, 2003
  • Frankfurt, Germany, 1997
  • German
  • New York City Bar
  • Legal 500, Finance (2015-2017)

Stefanie Birkmann

Partner

Finance partner Stefanie Birkmann represents private equity firms, corporate borrowers, and other borrowers in complex financings. She is highly experienced in a wide variety of syndicated financings—with an emphasis on leveraged acquisition finance and recapitalizations—and advises her clients on senior and subordinated credit facilities, cash-flow and asset-based loans, first and second lien financings, mezzanine financings, bridge loans, high yield debt offerings and debt restructurings, including DIP and exit financings.

Experience

  • Represented American Industrial Partners in obtaining $320 million in syndicated term loan financing and C$180 million in ABL revolving facilities for its acquisition of Canam Construction,  Inc.
  • Represented Gemspring Capital in obtaining financing for its acquisition of Therma Corporation.
  • Represented Ciox Health, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in obtaining second lien financing for its acquisition of ArroHealth.
  • Represented Pacific Bells, Inc. and World Wide Wings, portfolio companies of Partners Group, in various financing and refinancing arrangements.
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in obtaining first lien and second lien financing for its acquisition of VIP Cinema Seating.
  • Represented American Industrial Partners in obtaining $775 million in secured high yield note financing and a $125 million ABL revolving facility for its acquisition of the Mining Consumables Division (“Moly-Cop”) of Arrium for $1.23 billion.
  • Represented American Industrial Partners in obtaining first lien and mezzanine financing for its acquisition of Gerber Technology, Inc. (f/k/a Gerber Scientific).
  • Represented Samsonite in structuring and obtaining $1.25 billion of term loan A financing, $675 million of term loan B financing and $500 million in revolving commitments in connection with its acquisition of Tumi, Inc.
  • Represented Thoma Bravo in obtaining financing for its acquisition of Bomgar Corporation.
  • Represented Surgery Partners in structuring and obtaining $950 million of first lien credit facilities and a $490 million second lien facility to fund the acquisition of Symbion, Inc. and in its subsequent issuance of $400 million of senior notes to refinance the second lien credit facility and fund certain acquisitions. 
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in obtaining $200 million in first lien credit facilities and a $40 million second lien facility for its acquisition of Universal Fiber Systems.
  • Represented AUA Private Equity Partners in obtaining financing for its acquisition of Tijuana Flats Burrito Company.
  • Represented American Industrial Partners in obtaining $225 million in secured high yield notes financing and a $150 million ABL revolving facility for the acquisition by Optimas OE Solutions of the fasteners business of Anixter International, Inc.
  • Represented American Industrial Partners in obtaining $235 million in first lien facilities and $50 million in second lien term loans for its portfolio company EnTrans International.
  • Represented Caraustar Industries, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, in structuring and obtaining a $395 million increase to its senior secured term loan facility and a $50 million increase to its ABL revolving facility to finance the acquisition of The Newark Group, Inc.
  • Represented Charlesbank Capital in connection with the financing arrangements for its acquisition of Hunter Defense Technologies, Inc.
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in structuring and obtaining $365 million of senior secured credit facilities for its acquisition of American Pacific Corporation.
  • Represented American Industrial Partners in obtaining $225 million in secured high yield notes financing and a $50 million ABL revolving credit facility for the acquisition of Flow International Corp by its portfolio company Shape Technologies Group, Inc. (f/k/a Waterjet Holdings).
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in obtaining $230 million in secured Opco notes, $77.5 million in PIK toggle Holdco notes and a $50 million ABL revolving credit facility to fund a dividend recapitalization of its portfolio company Cornerstone Chemical Company.

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