Daily News: January 7, 2015

Leveraged Finance Partner Joins King & Spalding

Ye Cecilia Hong has joined King & Spalding’s financial institutions and finance practices as a partner in the New York office. She formerly was a corporate finance partner at Kirkland & Ellis.

Hong focuses on complex, broad-based financing transactions for public and privately held borrowers and lenders. She also has experience in banking and credit matters and in distressed-financing and restructuring transactions.

“We are looking to actively grow our New York finance capabilities and believe that Cecilia is a natural fit for our practice,” said William H. Fuller, leader of King & Spalding’s financial institutions practice. “She has an excellent command of the leveraged acquisition market for both private equity sponsors and financial institutions. Cecilia adds distressed-financing and restructuring depth to our team – particularly on the private equity sponsor-side – and she handles borrower-side representations, as well. We are pleased to welcome Cecilia to the firm.”

“I am excited to join King & Spalding’s finance practice,” said Hong. “I look forward to the opportunity to build my middle-market practice and contribute to the growth of the firm’s finance business in the United States and Asia.”