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Bracewell consistently ranks in the top tier of firms representing borrowers and lead arrangers in the U.S. syndicated loan markets.  We enjoy a solid reputation in the syndicated loan markets for knowledgeable lawyers with deep experience on both sides of the table. We take a pragmatic and highly skilled approach to structuring, negotiating and documenting deals. With our global finance capabilities, we can help clients arrange syndicated financing structures virtually anywhere in the world. We represent domestic and international lending institutions money center, foreign, and regional banks that regularly act as the lead arrangers in these types of financings. We also advises corporate borrowers each year on billions of dollars in syndicated loans. Our deals include traditional corporate revolving and term loans, complicated structured financings, private equity backed acquisition financings, reserve based loans, investment grade loans, highly leveraged secured loans, project financings, bridge loans, and commercial paper back-stop facilities.

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Recent Notable Matters

Citigroup — $2.25 billion unsecured, multi-borrower revolving credit facility to offshore drilling company Ensco plc.

Crédit Agricole S.A. — amendment and extension of a $450 million letter of credit facility in favor of McDermott International, Inc.

Foodservice marketing and distribution company — £1.725 billion unsecured, 364-day term loan bridge facility with Deutsche Bank AG Cayman Islands Branch, as administrative agent

Great Plains Energy Inc. — $8.017 billion unsecured bridge loan to bridge the cash portion of the consideration for the mergers with Westar Energy Incorporated, as borrower

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. — $750 million secured revolving credit facility to a private exploration and production company with oil and gas properties in California, as administrative agent

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $1 billion unsecured term loan credit facility, as borrower

Leading North American pipeline and midstream company — unsecured $2.5 billion revolving credit facilities and $1 billion revolving credit facilities, with Citibank, NA and JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA as agents, respectively

One of the nation’s leading financial institutions — $600 million amended and restated revolving credit facility and a $900 million dropdown credit facility to Tesoro Logistics LP, a crude oil and refined products company, secured on a pari passu basis by all personal property and material real property of the borrower and the guarantors, as administrative agent

Phillips 66 — $5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility agented by JP Morgan Chase, N.A., as borrower

Société Générale — approximately $1.5 billion secured revolving credit, swing line, letter of credit, and daylight overdraft facility to an energy and commodities trading company, secured by a subset of all personal property assets of Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc., Mercuria Commodities Canada Corporation, Mercuria Energy America, Inc., and Mercuria Energy Gas Trading LLC

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — $1.5 billion unsecured revolving credit facility to Rowan Companies, plc, an offshore drilling company, as administrative agent

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