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Alexander Horn

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Elizabeth Hatter
Phone: 919.838.2368
ehatter@smithlaw.com

Overview

Alexander Horn joined Smith Anderson in 2014 and practices in the areas of mezzanine finance, debt finance and private equity. He has several years’ experience advising public and private companies, banks, finance companies, investment funds and other investors in a broad range of debt financing transactions, including syndicated and single-lender credit facilities, leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and various types of work-outs and restructurings.

Prior to joining Smith Anderson, Alex was a global finance associate in the Boston office of the international law firm Nixon Peabody. After graduating from law school, Alex worked in the securities lending division of State Street Bank in Boston, assisting with legal and regulatory compliance matters. During law school, he was a legal intern in the Boston area office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and served as a summer law clerk for the Hon. Lorraine M. Weil, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut.

  • Executive Editor, Connecticut Journal of International Law, 2004-2005

Experience

Experience

  • Advised a publicly traded supplier of water and water dispensers in connection with $195 million credit facility used to finance acquisition of a publicly traded competitor for $263 million in cash and stock
  • Represented SBIC fund in connection with restructuring of $31 million subordinated debt and equity investment in marketing and customer engagement company
  • Represented publicly traded business development company in connection with restructuring of multi-tranche debt and equity investment in industrial fluid reprocessing company
  • Represented publicly traded business development company in connection with $4 million debtor-in-possession financing extended to industrial fluid reprocessing company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding
  • Advised institutional mezzanine fund in connection with restructuring of $23 million debt and equity investment in luxury leather goods manufacturer and eventual Article 9 sale
  • Advised institutional mezzanine fund in connection with restructuring of $13 million debt and equity investment in packaging supply company and eventual Article 9 sale
  • Represented institutional mezzanine funds in debt and equity financings, including first lien, second lien, unsecured mezzanine, and unitranche debt investments ranging from $2 million to $30 million, preferred, common and strip equity co-investments, and warrant and other equity kickers
  • Represented a commercial bank in a wide range of financing transactions with venture capital backed borrowers ranging from $1 million to $20 million
  • Represented a private equity-sponsored group of food companies in connection with financing the acquisition of a UK-based food group
  • Represented a shipping and logistics company in connection with financing and refinancing the construction of a container/cargo vessel
  • Represented mutual fund complex in connection with its investments in syndicated credit facilities
  • Represented one of the largest privately owned office suppliers in the U.S. with respect to its $137,500,000 senior secured credit facilities
  • Represented an affiliate of the Malaysian government and one of the largest producers of palm oil in the world, with respect to approximately $94,000,000 in credit facilities established for its U.S. subsidiaries and approximately CAD 236,000,000 in credit facilities established for its Canadian subsidiaries
  • Represented a well-known, fast casual bakery and cafe franchisor with respect to its $112,000,000 senior secured revolving credit facility
  • Represented indenture trustees in foreclosing upon and liquidating CDOs and CLOs 
  • Represented corporate trustee in connection with interest rate and credit default swap claims in Lehman Brothers bankruptcy

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • North Carolina

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2005

Williams College, B.A., 2000

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