Ben Owens represents financial institutions (including both bank and non-bank lenders) and borrowers on a wide variety of financing transactions, including syndicated, club and single-lender bank credit facilities and non-dilutive capital investments.

Overview

Ben’s bank finance practice consists of the structuring and negotiation of senior debt facilities of all types. He has experience with secured and unsecured structures, leveraged and investment grade credit facilities, multicurrency and cross-border transactions and acquisition financings. Ben’s private debt fund practice consists of the structuring and negotiation of non-dilutive capital investments, with a particular focus on the healthcare industry. Ben has worked on financing transactions for public and private companies in many different industries.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a private debt fund, as agent and lender, in connection with a $200 million secured term loan facility to finance an add-on acquisition by a sponsor-owned healthcare services company
  • Represented a private debt fund, as agent and lender, on a $50 million secured term loan facility for a medical device company. The transaction involved the structuring and negotiation of intercreditor arrangements with another lender providing a revolving credit facility to the company
  • Represented a national bank, as the administrative agent and left lead arranger, on a $550 million secured credit facility for a concrete company. The credit facility was used, in part, to finance various add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a national bank, as the administrative agent and left lead arranger, in connection with a $116.5 million unsecured term loan facility to an information services company
  • Represented a national bank, as the administrative agent and left lead arranger, on a $325 million secured credit facility to provide acquisition financing to a manufacturing company
  • Represented a national bank, as the administrative agent and left lead arranger, on an investment grade $2.6 billion multi-currency credit facility to an automotive parts distributor to provide acquisition financing for a cross-border acquisition
  • Represented a national bank, as the administrative agent and left lead arranger, on a $350 million secured credit facility to finance the acquisition of a publicly traded sports and entertainment company in a go-private transaction
  • Represented a private debt fund, as agent and lender, on a $75 million secured term loan facility to, and direct equity and warrant investments in, a medical device company
  • Represented a private debt fund, as agent and a lender, on a $150 million secured term loan facility and warrants for a publicly traded pharmaceutical company
  • Represented a national bank, as administrative agent and left lead arranger, on an investment grade $300 million revolving multi-currency credit facility to a plastics manufacturer

Notable

Notable

  • Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law "Ones to Watch," 2021

News

News

Affiliations

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009, Wachovia Award of Excellence in Operations Management

J.D., The University of Alabama, 2012, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society

Admissions

  • Alabama, 2012
  • North Carolina, 2017
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