Christian Brose


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  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1995
  • Washington and Lee University, BA, cum laude, 1992
  • North Carolina
  • Texas

Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel

Member and Vice Chair, Model Second Lien Intercreditor Agreement Task Force, American Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Texas Bar Association

Christian has more than 15 years of experience representing parties in corporate finance and real estate transactions. He primarily represents money center banks, asset-based lenders and corporate borrowers in negotiating syndicated, club and single lender credit facilities. He also represents institutional investors and issuers in the purchase and sale of privately placed securities.

He regularly counsels clients who lend to, or invest in beverage, healthcare, environmental services, technology and manufacturing companies. He also spends a significant portion of his practice negotiating intercreditor arrangements for the holders of senior, first-lien and mezzanine debt.

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Christian Brose
T: +1 704 343 2315F: +1 704 444 8871201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of financial institution as lead arranger and lender with respect to the origination and administration of several billion dollar beverage loan portfolio consisting of over 40 credits ranging in size from $10 million to $600 million to beer wholesalers, brewers, wine and spirits companies and soft drink bottlers.

Representation of financial institution as lead arranger and agent with respect to $125 million syndicated credit facilities used to finance underwritten leveraged acquisition of middle market healthcare diagnostics company by private equity sponsor and subsequent add-on acquisition facilities and refinancings.

Negotiation of intercreditor arrangements between lender and professional sports league in connection with multiple team acquisition and recapitalization transactions.

Representation of financial institution as lead arranger and agent with respect to $2.6 billion syndicated credit facilities to packaging company in connection with underwritten leveraged acquisition and subsequent refinancing of institutional loan tranche with pro rata term loan facility.

Counsel to mezzanine fund in connection with $7 million subordinated note purchase and equity co-investment in middle market healthcare company and related negotiations with agent for senior debt holders and existing subordinated note holders.

Representation of financial institution as lead arranger and agent with respect to $3.0 billion syndicated credit facilities to investment grade environmental services firm in connection with the acquisition and subsequent refinancing transactions.

Counsel to public company in connection with $250 million senior note issuance structured on a pari passu basis with company's existing syndicated credit facilities.

Counsel to commercial lender, as holder of senior secured debt, in connection with recapitalization of an entertainment company, including a refinancing of an existing last-out term loan held by former private equity sponsor with secured mezzanine debt provided by specialty lender and exchange of existing mezzanine debt with junior subordinated notes.

Panelist, "Reducing Battles Between First and Second Lienholders through Intercreditor Agreements," University of North Carolina School of Law Banking Institute, April 2008
Panelist, "Current Trends in the Second Lien Market," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 2007