Merinda Davis advises financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, portfolio company financings and debt restructurings.

Ms. Davis also has experience with high-yield and investment grade debt, preferred stock investments and corporate governance matters.

    • Comcast in connection with the £22 billion financing for its acquisition of Sky plc.
    • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated in connection with the senior secured first lien credit facilities for the acquisition of Bayer Animal Health GmbH.
    • Funds managed by affiliates of The Chatterjee Group and Rhône Capital in the financing aspects of their $2.7 billion acquisition of Lummus Technology Group.
    • Kohlberg & Company in connection with the senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility and the senior secured first lien and second lien term loan facilities for the acquisition of Parts Authority.
    • Sagewind Capital LLC in connection with the senior secured first lien credit facilities for the acquisition of QuantiTech LLC, and their refinancing with senior secured first and second lien credit facilities in connection with QuantiTech’s acquisition of Millennium Engineering and Integration Company.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • Voting rights matters – Worked with NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund to identify issues with access to voting and misinformation on social media in connection with the 2021 Georgia Runoff Election; worked with Election Protection to provide information and assistance to voters in multiple elections.
    • Immigration matters – Regularly work with community partners to secure lawful immigration status for those seeking asylum, having left their home countries to escape political, religious, and other forms of persecution, and to secure permanent residence status thereafter.
    • Name change matters – Worked with Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund to assist trans and non-binary people to change their legal name to better align with their gender identity.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.