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Eric L. White Member

Eric White is a Member of Dykema's Dallas office. Mr. White counsels clients on transactional business law matters involving domestic and international finance transactions, including leveraged financings, structured financings and private equity. Mr. White has represented numerous financial institutions in connection with asset-based lending, leveraged buy-outs, leveraged recapitalizations, subordinated debt investments, equipment and project financings and the restructurings and workouts of the above-mentioned transactions. Additionally, Mr. White has extensive experience with deals utilizing private equity and junior debt in the capital stack. Mr. White has efficiently and swiftly completed deals with respect to the acquisition, maturation and disposition of company platforms in the health care, energy and manufacturing industries. In connection with certain of these deals, Eric had to resolve thorny intercreditor and subordination issues.

Mr. White also advises clients in general corporate matters related to formation, private financings, restructuring, equity-holder distributions and regulatory compliance. He has successfully guided clients as diverse as an avionic equipment manufacturer, a hydraulic systems manufacturer, an exterior packaging distributor and an operator of an adult assisted-living facility. Before joining the firm, Mr. White served as assistant general counsel at the Public Utility Commission of Texas with respect to the electric and telecommunications industries.

Experience

  • Representing financial institutions in the structuring, negotiation and execution of their leveraged finance and structured finance investments.
  • Restructurings and work-outs of leveraged finance and structured finance investments
  • Corporate Governance
  • Represented private equity backed platform company in $22 million acquisition of a health care company in the dental industry.
  • Represented founders in a $40 million equity infusion by a Dallas, Texas based private equity fund.
  • Represented domestic bank serving as lead agent in a secured revolving credit and term loan facility for a hospice care provider.
  • Represented domestic bank serving as agent in a revolving credit facility for a manufacturer of petrochemicals.
  • Represented a regional bank as single lender in connection with an asset based loan to a private freight forwarding and logistics company.
  • Represented a website hosting company in its refinancing of its cash flow loan facility with a syndicate of lenders.
  • Represented private architectural firm in the replacement of its chief executive officer, and the appointment and replacement of certain of its officers and directors.

Community/Civic Activities

  • The Family Place, Dallas, Chairman of the Board (2017-Present); Board of Directors (2013-2017); Secretary of the Board of Directors (2014-2016)

Recognized as a Rising Star in Texas Monthly Magazine