Mark D. Silva

Mark Silva is a partner in Choate's Finance & Restructuring Group. He advises both financial institutions and corporate borrowers on all matters related to financings, including, international debt financings, debt work-outs and restructurings, asset-based credit facilities, second-lien and split-lien credit facilities, leveraged acquisitions, retail finance, multinational credit facilities and intercreditor arrangements. In particular, he has deep experience counseling clients through financings in the biotechnology, healthcare, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, and financial services industries.

Mr. Silva is recognized in Chambers USA and received a “40 Under 40 Award” by the Commercial Finance Association in 2016.

Practice Focus

Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring: international debt financings, debt work-outs and restructurings, asset–based credit facilities, second–lien and split-lien credit facilities, acquisition and retail finance, multinational credit facilities, and intercreditor arrangements.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a leading international bank as agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $3.6 billion multicurrency, cross-border senior secured credit facility to a specialty biopharmaceutical company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $500 million unsecured senior credit facility to a healthcare technology company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $1.5 billion unsecured senior credit facility to a public university.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $900 million unsecured senior credit facility to a healthcare technology company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $190 million multicurrency, cross-border senior secured credit facility to an integrated specialty paper company, in connection with a dividend-recapitalization.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $3.1 billion senior secured asset-based credit facility to a leading drugstore chain.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $1.6 billion senior secured asset-based credit facility to a leading jewelry retailer.
  • Represented a leading commercial financial institution as agent and lender in a $50 million FILO term loan facility to a specialty retailer.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $315 million senior secured asset-based credit facility to a privately held apparel retail company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of an $80 million senior secured asset-based credit facility to an apparel retail company.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $225 million senior secured asset-based credit facility to a marine products retailer and wholesaler, in connection with the acquisition of the borrower by a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented portfolio retail companies of a consortium of private equity sponsors, in connection with a $325 million senior secured asset-based credit facilities.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $140 million senior secured asset-based credit facility to a privately held liquor retailer and wholesaler.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $150 million senior secured credit facility to a practice management company and certain of its affiliates, in connection with a minority acquisition by a private equity sponsor.
  • Represented a leading commercial financial institution as agent and lender in a $40 million second-lien term loan facility to a department store chain.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $750 million multicurrency, cross border senior credit facility to public clinical research and development company and certain of its subsidiaries.
  • Represented a leading commercial financial institution as agent and lender in a $35 million FILO term loan facility to a specialty retailer.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent in a $147.5 million senior secured multicurrency, cross-border credit facility to a surgical products manufacturer.
  • Represented a leading international bank as administrative agent, for a syndicate of lenders, in connection with a $235 million senior secured asset-based credit facility to a privately held grocery store chain.

 

 

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 2005
State University of New York at Buffalo
BA, 2000

Admissions

Massachusetts

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