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4
Banking & Finance
5 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Derek F. Ladgenski

USA

Personal

BA, University of Illinois; BS, University of Illinois; JD, University of Illinois College of Law

Practice Areas

Derek concentrates his practice in leveraged finance, representing lead arrangers, administrative agents and lenders in leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, going-private transactions, growth capital investments, refinancings and troubled credits. His practice spans a wide variety of deal sizes and types, from large-market, broadly syndicated and unitranche credit facilities of more than $1 billion for equity sponsor portfolio acquisitions and refinancings to smaller, sole lender financings. His clients consist of a wide array of industry leaders and include specialty finance companies, private debt funds, business development companies, CLOs, hedge funds and banks. Derek also has a unique expertise in lending to national and international franchisors, franchisees and restaurant concepts.

Career

Partner at Katten since 2007 and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Professional Memberships

Easterseals DFV, Board of Directors and Executive Committee; LSTA Primary Market Committee; Derek assisted in the drafting and proposed implementation of a new commercial law system for post-war Afghanistan through the American Bar Association.

Publications

Frequent presenter to industry conferences and clients regarding the latest developments in leveraged finance.

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Illinois
4
Band 4

Derek Ladgenski is noted by sources for his experience in the market. He regularly undertakes debt financing deals, acting for financial institutions.
"Derek is responsive, knowledgeable and client-oriented. He's great to work with."

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