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Ropes & Gray Counsels Dunkin' Brands on $2.4 Billion Whole-Company Securitization

Practices: Finance, Real Estate Investments & Transactions, Securities & Public Companies, Intellectual Property Transactions, Business Restructuring, Tax, Investment Management

Ropes & Gray is advising Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. on the planned refinancing of its senior secured credit facility with a new $2.4 billion securitized financing facility. The new facility is expected to be comprised of $2.3 billion of senior fixed-rate term notes and $100 million of variable funding notes. Dunkin’ Brands is the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. The offering was announced Jan. 6 and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

The Ropes & Gray team is led by finance partner Winthrop Minot (Boston) and includes real estate partners Richard Gordet and Peter Alpert (both of Boston); securities partner Craig Marcus (Boston); intellectual property transactions partner Edward Black (Boston); business restructuring partner James Wilton (Boston); tax partner David Saltzman (Boston); investment management partners George Raine and Mark Nuccio (both of Boston); finance counsel Patricia Lynch (Boston); tax counsel Sara Clevering (Boston); and securities & public companies associate William Michener (Boston).

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