Kristopher Ring is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group and a member of the firm’s Debt Finance practice. He focuses on all aspects of corporate finance – including the representation of private equity groups, private credit clients, hedge funds, public and private companies, financial institutions, and other capital sources – in a host of complex financing arrangements of all dollar sizes, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, recapitalizations, workouts and restructurings, special-situation financings, and subscription facilities.

Mr. Ring has extensive experience negotiating, documenting, and closing transactions for lenders and companies involved in a diverse group of industries in a wide range of transaction structures, including, among others, senior secured and unsecured financings, first lien and second lien financings, asset-based loan facilities, cash flow facilities, mezzanine and other subordinated financings, unitranche financings, split collateral structures, debtor-in-possession financings, and capital call facilities.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Mr. Ring was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and before that at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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Mr. Ring’s experience includes representing:

  • A New York-based private equity firm in connection with the refinancing of the loan facility of its portfolio company, an owner operator of freestanding veterinary hospitals.*
  • A New York-based private equity firm in connection with the refinancing of the prior loan facility of its portfolio company who is a provider of vehicle service contracts and related ancillary protection products.*
  • A New York-based hedge fund as lender in:
    • acquisition financing involving equity and term loans for a public pure-play antibiotics company to purchase the infectious disease business of a public biopharmaceutical company focused on cardiovascular disease caused by bad cholesterol;*
    • acquisition financing of term loans for a Canadian public healthcare company and its Irish subsidiary to purchase the specialty pharmaceutical business and other products and royalties out of the US and Canadian bankruptcies of a specialty pharmaceutical company;*
    • providing of a delayed draw term loan facility to a public ophthalmic pharmaceutical company;*
    • providing of separate asset-based and term loan facilities to a public company that develops and manufactures minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders;*
    • providing a term loan and delayed draw term loan facility and working capital loan facility to a privately-owned company that is an operator, owner and manager of hospitals in various markets;* and
    • providing a term loan and delayed draw term loan facility to a private Canadian contract development and manufacturing organization specializing in liquid and semi-solid product development and manufacturing.*
  • A New York-based hedge fund in connection with purchasing distressed indebtedness from other secured creditors and providing debtor-in-possession bankruptcy financing and post-bankruptcy financing to a public patient-centered healthcare company that such hedge fund purchased out of bankruptcy.*
  • A New York-based private equity firm in:
    • three different subscription loan facilities for three of its funds;*
    • acquisition financing of a company providing natural gas distribution and related services;*
    • financing in connection with the recapitalization of a company providing turnkey outsourced emergency department management services to medical surgical hospitals;* and
    • debt investment at the holding company level in its minority-owned company providing liquid bulk chemical transportation and logistics services.*
  • Independent directors for a sponsor-backed independent oil and natural gas company in connection with its restructuring and its revenue-based lending facility.*
  • A Dallas-based private investment firm in connection with its acquisition financing of an international producer of branded, co-packed and private label pork rinds.*
  • A Chicago-based private equity firm in:
    • financing of the simultaneous acquisition of a company providing industrial skills training and another company providing continuing education for working professionals;*
    • financing for its portfolio company, a national distributor of industrial abrasive products, equipment, specialty ceramics and ancillary services;*
    • acquisition financing of a printing company;* and
    • financing for its portfolio company who is a provider of integrated services and software for the creative production industry.*
  • A New York-based private equity firm in connection with its capital call facility.*
  • A Chicago-based private investment firm in:
    • financing for its portfolio company who is a distributor of cabinet hardware, laminates and surfacing products, board products, edgebanding and woodworking supplies and manufacturer of laminated panels;*
    • financing for its portfolio company who is a tomato producer;* and
    • acquisition financing for the purchase of a provider of hyperlocal direct marketing services offering consumers coupons and discounts to local merchants and national advertisers.*
  • A Chicago-based private equity firm in:
    • a financing provided to its portfolio company, a provider of overhead crane services and equipment;* and
    • an acquisition financing of a company who is a designer, manufacturer and online retailer of drone products and equipment.*
  • A Los Angeles headquartered company operating clothing and household items stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico in connection with their asset-based and term loan facilities.*
  • A Chicago-based private equity firm in connection with financing for its portfolio company who provides car seats and travel accessories and products.*
  • A public company who provides parking, ground transportation and related services in connection with its acquisition financing for the purchase of a provider of remote airline check-in, baggage handling and related services.*
  • Representation of a Los Angeles-based family office in connection with an acquisition financing of a German licensing and distribution company focusing on theatrical and multi-platform distribution.*
  • A Chicago-based private equity firm in connection with an acquisition financing of both a company focused on designing, importing and wholesaling proprietary-branded and third-party branded cigar-related accessories and another cigar accessory brand company.*
  • A private biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel treatment options for people with rare, orphan diseases in connection with its delayed draw term loan facility.*
  • A Chicago-based venture capital firm in connection with a capital call facility.*
  • A private company who provides comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapy services to skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities and outpatient/home health settings in connection with their senior secured and mezzanine loan facilities.*
  • A Chicago-based independent sponsor in:
    • acquisition financing of a company that provides non-discretionary heating, ventilation and air conditioning;* and
    • financing for its portfolio company who connects meeting professionals, association managers, incentive/recognition specialists and business executives with a curated collection of the world’s most prestigious hotels, cruise ships, DMCs and travel partners.*
  • A private dental instrument manufacturing company in connection with an asset-based financing.*
  • A Chicago-based private equity firm in:
    • financing of the recapitalization of two companies to form a company that operates veterinary clinics and provides services to companion animals;* and
    • refinancing of a credit facility for its portfolio company who is a regional network of animal hospitals in the Southern United States.*
  • A Dallas-based private equity firm in connection with providing loans to a Canadian public company to invest in an operator of digital skill-based gaming terminals in Southeast United States.*
  • A private healthcare consulting firm in connection with a senior secured financing.*
  • A Chicago independent sponsor in connection with its acquisition financing of a company who is a beverage alcohol importer, distributor and service provider.*
  • A Chicago-based private equity firm in connection with an acquisition financing of a technology company providing innovative engineering solutions and precision manufacturing services to high-tech industries and an OEM of optical fiber polishing equipment.*
  • A private equity investment firm in its dividend recapitalization for a provider of systems life cycle management, endpoint security and IT service management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices.*
  • A San Francisco-based private equity firm in:
    • asset-based/term loan acquisition financing for a family footwear retailer;*
    • refinancing of credit facilities of a retailer of sportswear, outerwear, gear and accessories for outdoor activities;*
    • debt and equity investment in a women’s apparel and accessories retailer;* and
    • refinancing of debt investment in a specialty jewelry retailer.*
  • A global alternative investment management firm, its strategic credit group and its energy group in:
    • debt investment in connection with the sale of its portfolio company who is a premier designer and installer of residential and commercial solar systems in California to a company that provides technology-driven solar energy solutions to residential and commercial customers;*
    • acquisition financing (and later dividend recapitalization) for a diversified global manufacturer of wood preservation chemistry and technology, and a specialty service provider to the utilities and railroad industries;*
    • together with a Los Angeles-based, global private equity firm, first and second lien financing facilities for the merger between two producers and distributors of radio programming;*
    • debt investment in a provider of wet wipe products;*
    • financing for an energy service company;*
    • financing for a shipping investment management company;* and
    • debt investment in a provider of electronic payments solutions.*
  • An independent, Los Angeles-based investment management firm in:
    • acquisition financing for the material handling products business of a global provider of equipment and services for the energy industry;*
    • acquisition financing for a global specialty clinical laboratory specializing in testing that supports the personalized diagnosis, treatment and prevention of chronic disease;*
    • dividend recapitalization for a manufacturer and distributor of taxidermy supplies;*
    • dividend recapitalization for a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising;*
    • dividend recapitalization for a supplier of proprietary nail and beauty care products;*
    • dividend recapitalization for a provider of accident avoidance training for fleet vehicle drivers;*
    • financing for a franchisor in the custom sign and graphics industry;* and
    • financing for an environmental consulting firm that specializes in providing compliance-driven air-quality services.*
  • A Los Angeles-based alternative investment firm in:
    • acquisition financing for a business information and events company;*
    • acquisition financing for a provider of sports, news and agriculture programming;*
    • financing for an investment in a healthcare communications agency;*
    • debt investment in a provider of mobile advertising technology;* and
    • debt and equity investment in a provider of media and marketing services.*
  • A Los Angeles-based investment firm in:
    • recapitalization of a provider of telecommunications products and accessories;* and
    • financing for an investment in a provider of in-building wireless software.*
  • A New York-based private equity firm in:
    • acquisition financing for a restaurant franchisor;*
    • acquisition financing for a designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty automotive aftermarket performance products;*
    • recapitalization of a provider of management services to physicians specializing in interventional pain management procedures focused on relieving back and neck pain;* and
    • recapitalization of a home care and medical staffing services franchisor.*
  • A San Francisco-based private equity firm in:
    • dividend recapitalization for its portfolio company that is a managing general underwriter providing specialty insurance products for homeowners and small businesses;*
    • acquisition financing for a consumer healthcare manufacturer and marketer of personal care and over-the-counter products;* and
    • financing for a for-profit educational institution company.*
  • A global private equity investment firm and its debt funds in:
    • acquisition financing for a demand-management software and systems provider for utilities and other energy suppliers;* and
    • financing for the combination of two commercial and industrial demand response businesses into a stand-alone company.*
  • A global private equity firm in:
    • acquisition financing for a provider of security solutions for cyberattacks and data theft;* and
    • subscription facility financings for certain of the private equity firm’s funds.*
  • A technology investment firm in its financing for an investment in a financial software provider.*
  • A San Francisco-based private equity firm in its acquisition of a technology provider to the digital audio industry.*
  • A private equity investment firm in its acquisition financing for a manufacturer, distributor and multichannel retailer of educational products.*
  • An energy company in its Chapter 11 restructuring.*
  • A power producing company in its Chapter 11 restructuring of senior unsecured notes and other obligations.*
  • A provider of processing services for the real estate finance industry in connection with its out-of-court restructuring.*
  • Senior lenders in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of a developer of software and electronics products for the arts and crafts market.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Mr. Ring was a judicial extern in Spring 2006 for the Honorable Catherine D. Perry in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

While at law school, Mr. Ring was the executive articles editor of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.

Recognition

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Mr. Ring as a Leading Individual in the Banking and Finance category. He has also been recognized as a Recommended Attorney in Finance by the Legal 500 and named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

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Washington University in St. Louis
B.B.A.
Western Illinois University

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