Cindy J.K. Davis

Shareholder; Chair, Banking & Finance Practice
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
Contact InfoTelephone: 678.553.7350
Fax: 678.553.7351
University University of Massachusetts, B.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1990
Admitted1990, Florida; 1992, Georgia

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Zoo Atlanta, Leadership Council, Board of Directors, 2015-Present
•Member, Leadership Council, 2012-2014
•Board Member, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Board of Directors, 2000-2007
•Member, State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section
•Member, The Florida Bar
•Past President, The Women's Finance Exchange, Atlanta Chapter


Cindy Davis focuses her practice on representing domestic and international banks, finance companies, hedge funds, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers in complex financing transactions. She frequently represents lead arrangers and agents in structuring and underwriting syndicated loan transactions. Her typical transactions include U.S. and international asset-based and cash-flow secured and unsecured credit facilities, acquisition financings and other leveraged buyouts, and first and second lien credit facilities. Cindy also has experience in structuring complex credit transactions, including those involving multicurrency facilities and cross-border lending arrangements. Cindy's finance practice ranges from middle-market club deals to multibillion-dollar investment-grade widely syndicated credit facilities. She has represented clients on financings in virtually every type of industry, including food and agribusiness, retail, health care, media/telecom, and gaming.

Areas of Concentration

•Asset-based and cash flow financings
•Acquisition financings, including leveraged buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations and going-private transactions
•Cross-border lending arrangements and multi-currency credit facilities
•First and second lien loans and unitranche facilities
•Loan syndications
•Investment grade bank and non-investment grade credit facilities
•Debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007, 2013 and 2014-2015
•Listed, Top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia, 2014-2015
•Listed, Rising Star, 2005
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2015
•Member, Winning Team, Debt Financing Deal of the Year 2014, for $2.9 billion Financing of Amaya's Acquisition of The Oldford Group Limited, The M&A Advisor's 13th Annual Advisor Awards, 2014
•Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion's Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-Border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
•Member, Winning Team, M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion) for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor's 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
•Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2010 and 2012-2013
•Named, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Legal Dealmaker
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
02.27.15 42 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed in 2015 Edition of Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
11.19.14 Greenberg Traurig Wins Five M&A Advisor Awards
10.28.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives M&A Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year Award
10.09.14 Greenberg Traurig Represents Gentiva Health Services in $1.8 Billion Acquisition by Kindred Healthcare; Nationwide Integrated Care Delivery System Created
08.05.14 Greenberg Traurig Serves as Lead M&A Counsel in Amaya Gaming's $4.9B Acquisition of Rational Group
06.20.14 Greenberg Traurig Named Winner in Three Categories at Fourth Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards
06.13.14 Fourteen Greenberg Traurig Atlanta Attorneys Included in 2014 USA Chambers Guide
06.13.14 Greenberg Traurig is lead M&A counsel in Amaya Gaming's acquisition of Rational Group for $4.9B
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Mentioned, Peak Hotels Venture Pays $358M For Amanresorts Stake, Law 360, February 10, 2014
•Presenter, Syndicated Loan Transactions - Recent Developments, Secured Lending Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, 2013 and 2014
•Featured, Voice of Experience: Cindy Davis, Shareholder, Financial Institutions Group, Greenberg Traurig, The Glass Hammer,September 24, 2012
•Instructor, Commercial Finance Association Workouts and Bankruptcy Workshop, 2006 and 2009
•Instructor, Commercial Finance Association Loan Documentation Workshop, 2004
•Moderator, Borrowers Without Borders: A View From All Sides on Cross-Border Syndications, Thomson Reuters LPC Gold Sheets Loan Conference

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in the U.S. equivalent of approximately $850 million syndicated senior secured multicurrency cross-border credit facilities to a sugar processing and manufacturing company and certain of its subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.; Represented an investment vehicle of Brentwood Associates, as borrower, in connection with senior secured and mezzanine financings, the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition of Soft Surroundings, a direct marketer and specialty retailer of branded apparel, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings.; Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in a $500 million syndicated senior secured cross-border credit facility to a fresh fruit producer and certain of its U.S. and non-U.S. subsidiaries (including subsidiaries in the UK, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Liberia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Cayman Islands, Chile, Japan and Panama).; Represented the Mexico representative office of an international bank, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in $250 million multi-currency senior secured credit facility provided by syndicate of U.S. and Mexican financial institutions to a leading sugar producer and soft drink bottler in Mexico.; Represented the administrative agent and arranger in connection with $1.75 billion cross-border senior credit facilities to certain subsidiaries of a UK equipment rental company.; Represented the administrative agent, collateral agent and lead arranger in a $250 million syndicated asset-based credit facility to a leading retail and wholesale supplier of crop protection products, fertilizer, seed and related products.; Represented the gaming authority subsidiary of an Indian tribe, as borrower, in connection with $200 million senior secured credit facilities used to finance its gaming and casino operations.; Represented a national finance company in connection with a $30 million enterprise value first lien revolving credit facility to a large restaurant franchisee owned by a private equity sponsor.; Represented an international bank, as administrative agent and arranger, in a 200 million term loan to a Swiss subsidiary of a global manufacturer of agricultural equipment.; Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in a $1 billion syndicated senior secured credit facility to a leading poultry and agricultural company and certain of its subsidiaries.; Acted as special finance counsel for a publicly traded leading global consumer products company and certain of its Luxembourg subsidiaries, as borrowers, in a $1.275 billion senior secured multi-currency credit facility provided by Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent and lead arranger, and a syndicate of other financial institutions.; Represented the lender finance division of a national finance company in connection with a $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility to a startup investment partnership formed to make hard money real estate loans to commercial real estate investors and developers.; Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in a $1 billion multi-currency senior unsecured investment grade cross-border credit facility to a global manufacturer of agricultural equipment and certain of its U.S., UK and Dutch subsidiaries.; Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with $202.9 million first lien, second lien and subordinated credit facilities used to finance the acquisition of a U.S. coffee manufacturer by an international company.; Represented a public retail marketer of natural gas and electricity, as borrower, in connection with a $50 million credit facility provided by a national bank.; Represented an international bank providing a credit facility being used to finance the startup of a quick service restaurant franchise joint venture in Russia.; Represented Irish investment subsidiary of global bank as sole lender in $200 million unsecured Russian ruble term loan to Russian subsidiary of global confection company.; Represented a national finance company, as agent, in connection with $67.5 million of senior credit facilities provided to a national restaurant chain.; Some of the above representations were handled by Ms. Davis prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Cindy J.K. Davis

3333 Piedmont Road NE, Suite 2500
AtlantaGA 30305


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