Heather Wenzel represents institutional investors, banks and other lenders in a wide range of domestic and cross-border finance and restructuring transactions. Her practice is primarily focused on secured and unsecured debt transactions including private placements, syndicated debt financings, "one-stop" financings, mezzanine financings, and other strategic financings across a number of industries and business sectors.
Representation of institutional investor groups in a series of transactions involving nearly $1 billion of secured financings in connection with a dormitory privatization initiative where the University System of Georgia, Howard University, and Wayne State University have entered into a public private partnership arrangement with Corvias Campus Living.
Coke Mexico – Represented institutional investors in $800,000,000 private placement financing for AC Bebidas S. de R.L. de C.V., the second-largest Coca Cola bottler in Latin America.
Liquor Distributing Company – Counseled syndicate agent in a $300 million loan refinancing to liquor distributing company.
HVAC Company – Represented mezzanine lenders in connection with the purchase of senior subordinated notes and warrants to finance the issuer’s acquisition of a manufacturer of high efficiency heat transfer, dehumidification, and restoration products.
Sweetwater – Represented institutional investors in connection with the purchase of approximately $420 million in secured notes from Sweetwater Investors II, LLC. The notes will be repaid from the securitization of royalty payments due to two subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from trona and coal mining leases that have leased mineral rights from Anadarko’s subsidiaries on their acreage in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Independent Power Producer – Counsel to institutional investors in connection with a private placement financing to fund the construction of a gas fired power plant in Texas.
Marketing Company – Counsel to investors in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in a web-based marketing company through a "one-stop shop" financing, involving the purchase by the investors of preferred and common equity interests and senior secured and subordinated notes.
REIT – Represented institutional investors in connection with a $325 million private placement of senior secured notes by a real estate investment trust.
Mars – Counsel to institutional investors in a $1.5 billion private placement of senior notes issued in connection with the acquisition of Wrigley by Mars.
Radio Broadcasting Company – Represented private placement noteholders in restructuring of $200 million loan to radio broadcasting company.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation – Representation of institutional investors in the restructuring of $1.6 billion of notes of an oil and gas company.
Vopak – Counsel to institutional investors in a $900 million private placement to a Dutch company that specializes in the storage and handling of oil and natural gas related products.
National Food Company – Counseled a syndicate agent in a $475 million loan refinancing to a national fruit and vegetable processing company.
CHS – Counsel to institutional investors in a $680 million private placement of senior notes issued by CHS, Inc.
University of Connecticut School of Law, 2005, Juris Doctor
Fairfield University, 2001, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Cum Laude
Awards and Affiliations
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Former Senior Articles Editor, Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal