Kevin Whittam

Kevin Whittam

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Kevin Whittam is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Transactional Practice Group, based in the New York office.

Practice Focus

Kevin advises private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, and financial institutions in connection with complex domestic and global financing transactions, including acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts, debtor-in-possession financings, first and second lien financings, asset-based loans, re-financings, subscription financings, and secured and unsecured debt structures.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Kevin advised:

  • A major financial institution, as lead arranger and administrative agent, in an amended and extended USD 1 billion unsecured revolving facility for Verisk Analytics, Inc.
  • Aterian Investment Partners in first and second lien facilities to finance its acquisition of Vander-Bend Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Blackboard Inc. (a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners) in a USD 584 million first lien credit facility to refinance existing indebtedness
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation in a USD 678 million debtor-in-possession revolving and term credit agreement, to finance business operations during its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Citi in a USD 400 million secured multicurrency revolving facility and a further USD 200 million incremental commitment for Livent Corporation and FMC Lithium USA Corp. (at the time subsidiaries of FMC Corporation) to finance their spin-off from FMC and Livent Corporation’s commencement of operations as a publicly traded corporation
  • Fairway Group Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Fairway Market, in senior secured debtor-in-possession term facilities to finance business operations during its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Fusion Connect, Inc. in a USD 115 million exit and a USD 225 million first lien term and revolving facilities to finance business operations upon emerging from its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • GameStop Corp. in connection with its secured debt exchange and its asset-based credit facility
  • Genstar Capital in its acquisition of Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. and Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. in its acquisition of Red Hawk, LLC
  • Goldman Sachs, as lead arranger and agent, in a USD 240 million senior secured term and a USD 35 million ABL multicurrency revolving facilities to finance Palladium Equity Partners' acquisition of Kymera International


  • New York~United States (2015)
  • Ontario~Canada (2013)


  • University of Windsor (JD) (2012)
  • Western University (B.E.SC and BSC) (2004)


  • English