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Louis E. Wahl IV

Partner

Louis Wahl represents private and public companies and private equity firms in a variety of domestic and international finance transactions, including syndicated and bilateral financings, secured and unsecured financings, second lien financings, asset-based financings, acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations. He is a partner in the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions Practice.

Louis also represents issuers in public and private offerings of debt securities. He has negotiated and closed transactions in a diverse group of industries, including the manufacturing, technology, energy, retail, hospitality, health care, and sports industries.

Representative Experience

Credit Facilities

  • Represented Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) with respect to its US$6bn revolving credit and term loan facilities.
  • Represented Enerpac Tool Group Corp. (NYSE: EPAC) with respect to its US$600m revolving credit and term loan facilities.
  • Represented a private machine tool manufacturer with respect to its US$300m revolving credit facility.
  • Represented Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) with respect to its US$275m revolving credit facility and US$175m and €40m term loan facilities.
  • Represented a private asset management firm with respect to its US$850m revolving credit and term loan facilities.
  • Represented Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) with respect to its US$1.1bn revolving credit facility.
  • Represented Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHOO) with respect to its US$150m asset-based revolving credit facility.
  • Represented BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) with respect to its US$2.25bn revolving credit and term loan facilities.
  • Represented Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) with respect to its US$200m revolving credit facility.
  • Represented SmileDirectClub, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDC) with respect to its US$255m delayed-draw term loan facility.
  • Represented a private small engine manufacturer with respect to its US$677.5m debtor-in-possession financing.
  • Represented Fiserv, Inc.(NASDAQ: FISV) with respect to its US$2bn revolving credit facility.
  • Represented Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE: JCI) with respect to its US$3bn revolving credit facilities.
  • Represented Harley-Davidson, Inc.(NYSE: HOG) with respect to its US$1.75bn revolving credit facilities.
  • Represented an NFL franchise with respect to its US$50m revolving credit facility.
  • Represented an MLB franchise with respect to its US$180m revolving credit and term loan facilities.

Securities Offerings

  • Represented nVent Electric plc (NYSE: NVT) with respect to its offering of US$300m of senior notes.
  • Represented BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) with respect to its offering of €1bn of senior notes.
  • Represented The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) with respect to its offering of US$100m of convertible senior notes.
  • Represented SmileDirectClub, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDC) with respect to its offering of US$747.5m of convertible senior notes.
  • Represented a private pharmaceutical company with respect to its offering of US$192m of senior secured notes.
  • Represented Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNNA) with respect to its offering of US$35m of senior notes.
17 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Thrivent in a First-of-its-Kind $400M Collateralized Fund Obligation

Foley & Lardner LLP served as insurance regulatory counsel to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in its role as sponsor of White Rose CFO 2023 Holdings’ $400 million issuance of Class A notes as a private equity collateralized fund obligation.
31 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Six Pillars Partners in Recapitalization of Royalty Roofing and Majestic Facility Experts

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Six Pillars Partners, a Texas-based private equity firm focused on the lower middle-market, in its recapitalization of Royalty Roofing and its sister company Majestic Facility Experts.
18 November 2022 Article

Updating the Uniform Commercial Code for a Digital Age

As digital assets – such as cryptocurrencies, tokens, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – grow in popularity, their increased use raises legal questions about how they relate to tangible assets and how they should be treated.
27 May 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Clavis Capital Partners in Strategic Investment in UCC Environmental

DALLAS ¬– Foley & Lardner LLP represented Clavis Capital Partners (“Clavis”), a Dallas-based private equity firm with a focus on investments in manufacturing, industrial and business services verticals, in its strategic investment transaction in environmental systems pioneer UCC Environmental.
08 February 2022 In the News

Foley’s representation of Rosewood in its acquisition of two petroleum companies highlighted in Texas Lawbook’s Corporate Deal Tracker

Texas Lawbook covered Foley’s recent work with its Dallas-based client Rosewood Private Investments in its acquisition of American Petroleum Sales and Service and Petroleum Equipment Company Inc. of Mississippi.
01 February 2022 Press Releases

Foley Elects 20 New Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce the election of 20 lawyers to its partnership, effective February 1, 2022.