John J. AnselmiSpecial Counsel
John Anselmi is special counsel in the Firm’s Finance and Restructuring Group.
He has advised clients on a wide range of matters, including public and private capital markets offerings, leveraged financings, project and infrastructure development and finance, joint venture arrangements and private equity investments.
Mr. Anselmi has worked on a variety of capital markets transactions for both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and underwriters. He also has extensive experience with both secured and unsecured lending arrangements. He regularly advises clients on registered and unregistered capital markets transactions, credit agreements, including revolvers, asset-based loans, reserves-based loans and term loans, letter of credit facilities, receivables facilities and other financing transactions. Mr. Anselmi has advised strategic buyers on a number of acquisition financings, including Gartner, Inc. in the financing of its acquisition of CEB, Inc. and United Rentals, Inc. in its acquisition of RSC Holdings Inc. and several other acquisitions. He has also advised financial sponsors in connection with the financings for bids and acquisition transactions for a number of entities, including CPG International, Hoffman Southwest Corp. and RoadSafe Traffic Systems. In addition, Mr. Anselmi acts for both lenders and borrowers, including United Rentals, Inc. in connection with its asset-based revolving credit facility, receivables facility and several high yield notes offerings, CIT Group Inc. in connection with its unsecured revolving credit facility and several notes issuances and Bumble Bee Foods in connection with its $850 million debt refinancing. He has also acted for private credit providers in recent lending transactions, including Owl Rock Capital and Delaware Life.
In the project development and finance area, Mr. Anselmi has represented sponsors in the negotiation of complex shareholder, commercial and EPC arrangements, as well as financing arrangements with commercial banks, export credit agencies and multilateral lending agencies. He has worked on numerous financings in the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors in Africa, the Middle East and Australasia. He advised the sponsors in the $14 billion financing of the PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea and the $2.8 billion financing of the Yemen LNG Project. Mr. Anselmi has also advised sponsors in mining projects, including the $2.1 billion financing for the Ambatovy nickel project in Madagascar (the largest greenfield nickel project in the world) and the Moma titanium project in Mozambique. Additionally, he advised the borrower on the $900 million financing for the development of the $1.77 billion Mina Justa copper project in Peru.
Mr. Anselmi also has advised clients on private equity investments and joint venture arrangements in a range of sectors.
Mr. Anselmi was resident in the Firm’s London office from 2002 to 2008.