David J. Axelson

Associate

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  • JD, cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014; Executive Editor, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal; Brief Writer, National Moot Court Team
  • BA (English), University of Michigan, 2010

Qualifications

  • New York, 2016
  • Michigan, 2014

David J. Axelson

Associate

David Axelson is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s finance group, based in New York. David focuses his practice on representing private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and corporate borrowers in a broad range of leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and asset-based credit facilities. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, David was a finance associate in the New York office of another international law firm.

Experience

  • Brookfield Business Partners in connection with financing for its $4.6 billion acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company.*
  • CenturyLink, Inc. in the $1 billion 144A offering of Level 3 Financing, Inc. senior notes.*
  • Court Square Capital Partners in connection with financing for the combination of its portfolio company, Research Now, with Survey Sampling International.*
  • Genstar Capital in connection with financing for its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services.*

* Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray

  • JD, cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014; Executive Editor, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal; Brief Writer, National Moot Court Team
  • BA (English), University of Michigan, 2010
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