Overview

Kendel Drew is a financial services attorney in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. Ms. Drew focuses on advising clients in connection with a wide range of commercial finance transactions. She has significant experience with syndicated, club and single lender facilities consisting of cash-flow facilities, asset-based loans, leveraged acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, healthcare financings, term B facilities, real estate financings and cross-border transactions.

Ms. Drew is well-versed in representing both lenders and borrowers, with an emphasis on representing administrative agents and arrangers in syndicated credit facilities. Her practice spans a broad spectrum of industries, including media, telecommunications, technology, healthcare and manufacturing. She also regularly advises lenders in workouts and restructurings involving a variety of troubled credits.

Ms. Drew's lender-side representations include institutional lenders such as Bank of America, Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, Regions Bank, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), SunTrust Bank and The Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank. She also has handled borrower representations for several large multinational U.S.-based borrowers.

Experience

  • Represented TD Securities (USA) LLC in connection with a $140 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a revolving loan, term loan and delayed draw term loan provided to a builder and operator of high-capacity broadband networks throughout the U.S.
  • Represented a leading financial services company in connection with a $500 million syndicated asset-based revolving credit facility provided to a major U.S.-based multinational microprocessor manufacturer and distributor
  • Advised a leading financial institution as left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with $535 million syndicated credit facility consisting of a $250 million revolver and a $285 million term B loan provided to a cable company
  • Advised a leading developer of human interface solutions in connection with a $475 million acquisition financing of a market leader in small and medium-sized liquid crystal display (LCD) driver integrated circuits (ICs) and high-performance display drivers
  • Represented a leading financial services company as left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $125 million syndicated revolving credit facility provided to a leading online loan marketplace
  • Represented RBC as the left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $20 million term B loan add-on facility and the repricing of an existing $200 million secured credit facility provided to a data center facility operator
  • Represented a leading financial services company as lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the $55 million cash-flow senior secured credit facility provided to an operator of an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment
  • Represented a leading financial services company as left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $41.5 million second-lien term loan facility provided to a cable company

  • Represented Healthcare Financial Solutions LLC in connection with a $100 million amendment and restatement of an existing term loan facility for a managed healthcare company used to finance 15 senior housing facilities
  • Advised a major financial institution in connection with a $175 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility provided to a clinical diagnostic laboratory testing provider
  • Advised a leading financial institution as left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $475 million syndicated credit facility consisting of a $75 million revolver, a $250 million term B facility and a $150 million delayed draw term B facility provided to a national provider of infusion and home care management solutions
  • Represented Capital One, National Association as administrative agent in connection with a $55 million term loan facility used to finance the acquisition of four senior housing facilities located in Delaware, Georgia and New Jersey
  • Represented Capital One, National Association as administrative agent in connection with a $136.2 million term loan facility used to finance the acquisition of six senior housing facilities located in California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
  • Advised a leading financial institution as administrative agent in connection with a $40 million term loan facility used to finance the acquisition of two senior housing facilities located in New York

  • Represented a leading financial services company as left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $750 million unsecured syndicated revolving credit facility provided to a publicly held producer of construction aggregates and aggregates-based construction materials
  • Represented a leading financial services company as left lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $500 million syndicated cash-flow revolving credit facility for a publicly held producer of construction aggregates and aggregates-based construction materials
  • Advised a large multinational home and personal care company connection with the $190 million acquisition financing of a leader in the international haircare industry
  • Advised a leading financial services company in connection with its amendment and restatement of a $325 million syndicated asset-based revolving credit facility provided to an international apparel design, sourcing and marketing company
  • Represented a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company in connection with a $185 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a $50 million term loan facility and a $134 million delayed draw term loan facility
  • Advised a leading financial services company in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $150 million syndicated asset-based revolving credit facility provided to a candy producer and distributor
  • Represented a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company in connection with a $75 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a $60 million term loan facility and a $15 million delayed draw term loan facility
  • Represented a leading financial services company as administrative agent in connection with the restructuring of a $65.2 million syndicated asset-based credit facility consisting of a $12 million revolver and a $53.2 million term loan for a federal government contractor
  • Advised a leading pipeline company in connection with its issuance of $32 million of senior secured notes in a private placement

Credentials

Education
  • Georgetown University, J.D.
  • Brown University, A.B., Comparative Literature and International Relations
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Georgia
Memberships
  • Atlanta Bar Association
Honors & Awards

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