On August 13, 2009, Affinia Group Inc. and certain of its US and Canadian subsidiaries entered into US and Canadian senior secured revolving credit facilities in the aggregate amount of US$315,000,000. The facilities were agented by Bank of America N.A. (BofA) as administrative agent, Barclays Capital and Wells Fargo Foothill LLC, as co-syndication agents and JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as co-documentation agents. The Affinia Group is a leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of on and off highway motor vehicle replacement parts and services whose primary products include filtration, braking systems and chassis components.
Ogilvy Renault LLP represented BofA in Canada with a team including Kevin Morley, David Amato and Ciprian Gligor. Jones Day represented BofA in the United States with a team including Scott Moore, Edward Purnell, John Neumann, J. Barrett Ellis, Patrick Donofrio, Erin Hardtke and Beth Vogel.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented the Affinia Group in Canada with a team including Linda Pieterson, Justin Lapedus, Ana Badour, Ira Cooper, Sheizana Murji and Daniel Sears. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP represented the Affinia Group in the Unites States with a team including Richard Fenyes, Justin Cooke, Xavier Kowalski and Yueting Liang (capital markets); Marissa Wesely, Carla Crawford, Brian Korchin and Brandon Greer (credit); Erik Hepler (collateral); Krista McManus and John Lewis (real estate); Jonathan Cantor, Jason Vollbracht and Amie Broder (tax); Michael Isby (environmental); Julie Levy (labour); Jamin Koslowe, Aimee Adler and Samantha Shipp (executive compensation and employee benefits) and Marcela Robledo (intellectual property).