Frederic L. Ragucci is chair of the Finance Group. Fred’s practice primarily involves finance transactions, including asset-based financings, acquisition financings, debtor-in-possession financings, subordinated debt financings, private placements and public offerings of debt securities, restructurings and workouts.

Fred is a member of the Association of Commercial Finance, the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bar Association. He earned his B.S., with high distinction, from Pennsylvania State University in 1979, and his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 1982.

Representations

Represented agent and lender in connection with an acquisition financing to a car transportation and delivery business pursuant to $130,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with a restructuring and acquisition financing of a phone and computer protective accessory company pursuant to $90,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with (i) restructuring and reorganization financing to an adult entertainment internet company pursuant to a $617,000,000 term loan facility and (ii) acquisition financing to an adult entertainment internet company pursuant to a $362,000,000 term loan facility. Such financing was a multi-jurisdictional financing involving multiple jurisdictions including Luxembourg, Cyprus, Mauritius, Ireland, Germany, Curacao, Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Represented the borrower in connection with a JPY (Japanese Yen) 23,000,000,000 secured term loan credit facility to fund a tender offer for the acquisition of shares in a Japanese railway company.

Represented agent and lender in connection with acquisition financing to a sports agency company pursuant to term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring and reorganization financing to a film, television and media company pursuant to a $250,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a medical billing company pursuant to a $260,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented lender in connection with restructuring financing to a nuclear energy company pursuant to a $235,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with a working capital and acquisition financing to a software company pursuant to a SEK (Sweden) 178,500,000 term loan facility.

Represented lender in connection with restructuring financing to an automotive parts company pursuant to a $120,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agents and lenders in connection with a financing to a natural gas production company pursuant to a $105,000,000 term loan and delayed draw term loan facility.

Represented certain lenders in connection with a second lien financing to a technology and electronics retail company pursuant to a $250,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agents and lenders in connection with a financing to an airport food & beverage operator pursuant to a $310,000,000 revolving loan, term loan and delayed draw term loan facility and a $160,000,000 note purchase facility.

Represented agents and lenders in connection with a financing to a seismic data solutions company in the oil and gas industry pursuant to a $105,000,000 term loan and delayed draw term loan facility.

Represented agents and lenders in connection with an acquisition financing to a trailer manufacturing company pursuant to a $116,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agents and lenders in connection with a financing to a content delivery network company pursuant to a $160,500,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a coal mining company pursuant to an $85,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a battery manufacturing company pursuant to a $63,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a project construction company pursuant to a $100,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a software company pursuant to a $95,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with financing to a service provider to the construction materials industry pursuant to a $55,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring and acquisition financing to a digital media advertising company pursuant to a $50,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with a restructuring financing to a metal scrap company pursuant to a $125,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with acquisition financing to a software company pursuant to a $145,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring financing to a safety and security product company pursuant to a $215,000,000 term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with restructuring and acquisition financing to a software company pursuant to a $70,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with acquisition financing to a software company pursuant to a $95,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility. Such financing was a multi-jurisdictional financing involving an acquisition by an United Kingdom company of a public company based in India with foreign subsidiaries located around the world.

Represented agent and lender in connection with working capital and acquisition financing to a healthcare software company pursuant to a $50,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with working capital and acquisition financing to a software company pursuant to a $210,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with working capital financing to a video game company pursuant to a $100,000,000 revolving loan facility.

Represented agent and lender in connection with working capital and acquisition financing to a software company pursuant to a $155,000,000 revolving loan and term loan facility.

Publications

Contributor, Distressed Investing M&A (SRZ in association with Mergermarket and Debtwire), 2012

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “M&A in Bankruptcy,” SRZ Distressed Investing, July 2009

“Issues for Funds as Providers and Users of Leveraged Loans,” SRZ 16th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2007

“Hedge Funds Creditor Control and Restructuring,” Columbia Law School Transactional Studies Program Roundtable, October 2006

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers (Banking)
  • New York Super Lawyers

Prior Experience

  • Legal Department, Chemical Bank, 1984-1988
  • Associate, Cole & Deitz, 1982-1984