Ford, Daniel

Daniel M. Ford

Partner, Business Finance

T 212.478.7348

Office

  • 488 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis (A.B., with honors, 1996)
  • Case Western Reserve (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000)
Biographical Details

    Dan represents financial institutions and borrowers in all aspects of commercial lending transactions, with an emphasis on leveraged finance transactions. He has experience in structuring a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition and recapitalization financings, cash-flow and asset-based loans, unitranche financings, DIP financings and exit financings across a broad array of industries.

    Selected representations:

    • The joint lead arrangers in connection with a $450.0 million asset-based revolving credit facility that was utilized to refinance existing indebtedness and finance the combination of the existing specialty finance portfolio companies (focused on providing financing of extended warranties for automobiles) of two private equity firms.
    • The lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with a $350.0 million asset-based revolving credit facility and $75.0 million term loan to REV Group, Inc. (NYSE: REVG) that was utilized to refinance existing indebtedness and finance the acquisition of Ferrara Fire Apparatus.
    • The sole lead arranger in connection with a $155.0 million multi-currency senior secured credit facility (consisting of a $30 million revolving credit facility, $75.0 million term loan and Can$50 million term loan) utilized by affiliates of a private equity firm to acquire a leading provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for the apparel industry.
    • The joint lead arrangers, administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with a $63.0 million senior secured credit facility utilized by affiliates of a private equity firm to acquire a provider of fire and life safety services.
    • The sole lead arranger in connection with a Can$80 million “stretch” asset-based revolving credit facility that was utilized, in part, to acquire the bridges and heavy structural steel business of a leading Quebec-based manufacturer.
    • The sole lead arranger in connection with a $125.0 million cross-border (US, Canada and Australia) multi-currency asset-based revolving credit facility that was utilized by the affiliates of a private equity firm to acquire a leading producer of grinding media.

    While at law school, Dan was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.