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Christine DeMaere Hoke

Partner
+1.704.331.7495
Fax +1.704.353.3195
Ms. Hoke focuses her practice on commercial lending, corporate finance and private equity and mezzanine financing. She regularly represents both lenders and borrowers in connection with the negotiation of secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, asset based loans, and acquisition financings. She has closed financing transactions involving loans and credit facilities ranging in size from $5 million to in excess of $1 billion. She has experience with financings in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, motorsports, professional services, media and telecommunications, transportation and technology. Her clients include public and privately held companies, private equity and mezzanine investment funds and leading national banks. Her peers selected her as a Rising Star in 2014 - 2017 for Banking Law. In addition, Ms. Hoke represents clients in a variety of financial restructuring, M&A and other corporate transactions.

Achievements

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014 - 2017 Banking Law

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Arts and Science Council Young Donors Society (Former Steering Committee Member)
  • Junior League of Charlotte (Former Member)
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church (Member and volunteer)

Speaking Engagements

  • Credit Agreements: What’s Market in the Middle Market, January 26, 2017
  • Earning Repeat Business - Be the Associate Everyone Wants to Work With, April 6, 2016
  • Introduction to Commercial Lending and Leveraged Finance Transactions, October 22, 2015
  • Financing Transactions with Debt/Introduction to Negotiating Loans, Loan Documents and Secured Lending, April 30, 2013
Recent Senior Lender Representations:
  • Represented leading national bank in connection with a $35 million senior secured credit facility to a printing and plastics company
  • Represented leading national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a $125 million syndicated senior secured credit facility to a manufacturing company. 
  • Represented a leading national bank in connection with a $15 million senior secured revolving credit facility to a national distributor of office supplies.
Recent Mezzanine and Unitranche Representations:
  • Represented a business development company, as term and collateral agent, in connection with a $50 million secured unitranche credit facility used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a manufacturing company.
  • Represented an institutional investor in connection with its purchase of $20 million mezzanine term notes and equity co-investment used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a healthcare company.
  • Represented a business development company, as a first out and last out lender, in connection with a $35 million secured unitranche credit facility used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a marketing company.
  • Represented an institutional investor in connection with its purchase of $16 million mezzanine term notes and equity co-investment used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a training solutions company.
Recent Sponsor and Borrower Representations:
  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with a $75 million senior secured credit facility and $23 million unsecured mezzanine notes used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a third party logistics franchisor.
  • Represented medical services company in connection with its $200 million senior secured credit facility used to finance a dividend recapitalization.
  • Represented private equity portfolio company in connection with an additional senior term loan used to finance a German add-on acquisition.
  • Represented oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with its $150 million secured asset-based revolving credit facility.
  • Represented private equity sponsor in connection with a $50 million senior secured credit facility and $20 million unsecured mezzanine notes used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a transportation technology company.
  • Represented private equity portfolio company in connection with its $115 million senior secured credit facility and numerous add-on acquisition and additional term loans.
  • Represented private equity company in connection with a $170 million first lien credit facility and $40 million second lien credit facility used to finance a leveraged acquisition of a telecommunications company. 
Recent Public Company Representations:
  • Represented public software company in connection with its $140 million bridge credit facility and $250 million permanent secured credit facility used to replace the bridge facility.
  • Represented public REIT in connection with its $1.25 billion unsecured credit facility.
  • Represented public wellness company in connection with its $150 million secured asset-based credit facility.
  • Represented public snack foods company in connection with its $675 million unsecured credit facility.