Daily News: February 18, 2014

Hastings Advises Lenders in Apollo’s Chuck E. Cheese Buy

Paul Hastings announced it represented Deutsche Bank Securities, Credit Suisse Securities (USA), Morgan Stanley Senior Funding and UBS Securities as joint lead arrangers in the financing for a $1.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global Management of CEC Entertainment, which operates 577 Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants.

The financing consisted of a $760 million first lien term facility and a $150 million first lien revolver, each led by Deutsche Bank, and a $248.5 million senior unsecured bridge facility led by Credit Suisse.

Leveraged Finance partner Richard Farley led the Paul Hastings teams, which also included Leveraged Finance partners Michael Baker, Randal Palach and associates Ursula Mackey, Seth Chandler, Ed Holmes, Andrew Roop, Tahira Prince and Cecilia Wang.