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Ari B. Blaut

Partner

Ari B. Blaut

Partner
New York +1-212-558-1656 +1-212-558-1656 +1-212-558-3588 +1-212-558-3588
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Ari Blaut is a partner in S&C’s Finance & Restructuring Group and is co-head of the Firm’s U.S. Credit & Leveraged Finance practice. Ari maintains a broad corporate practice advising clients on a wide range of financing transactions. Ari has particular experience in leveraged finance, acquisition finance, distressed finance, life sciences finance and private credit transactions.

Ari is widely regarded for his work on both the bank and bond sides of transactions and has received numerous recognitions for his work, including being named a Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. In addition, Chambers USA – Nationwide notes that Ari is “an outstanding lawyer,” “very very business savvy,” and “the quality of his work is exceptional.”
 
In 2021, Ari advised on the financing for many of the most significant public company transactions, including for AT&T’s Warner Media Unit in its $41.5 billion debt financing commitment with respect to its pending Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Discovery; Baxter International in its $11.8 billion debt financing for its acquisition of Hillrom; Canadian Pacific in its $8.6 billion debt financing for its acquisition of Kansas City Southern; and Rent-A-Center in its $1.875 billion debt financing for its acquisition of Acima. Other public companies for which Ari advised on financing transactions in 2021 include, among others: AIG, Azek, Arconic, B. Riley Financial, CyrusOne and Robinhood.
 
In addition, in 2021, Ari advised a significant number of private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and other alternative asset managers, on numerous acquisition financings, private credit transactions, life sciences financings and creditor representations, including, among others: Ares Management, Blue Owl, Canyon Capital, CIM Group, CPP Investments, Deerfield Management, Delaware Life, Lion Capital, Oaktree Capital Management and Ontario Teachers.