ABRY Partners’s Acquisition of Aspect Software

Shearman & Sterling advised Jefferies Finance LLC as Administrative Agent on the deal.

Jefferies Finance LLC acted as Administrative Agent on a $935 million financing for Aspect Software Parent Inc., consisting of a $610 million first-lien term loan, a $75 million revolving credit facility and a $250 million second-lien term loan, to finance the acquisition of Aspect Software and Noble Systems Corporation by ABRY Partners.

Jefferies, Credit Suisse, TD Bank, Macquarie, Truist and Apollo acted as lead arrangers on the transaction.

Aspect Software Parent, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, provides customer interaction management, workforce optimization, and back-office solutions in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Noble Systems Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, provides call center software for customer contact management, business process transformation, and analytics.

The Shearman & Sterling team advising Jefferies Finance LLC was led by Michael Chernick (Picture), Akofa Tsiagbe, JB Betker, Sophie Zander, Kristen Garry, and Joshua Savey, supported by Gina Eum, Sunita Daswani, Catherine Tran and Austin Grossfeld.

Involved fees earner: JB Betker – Shearman & Sterling; Michael Chernick – Shearman & Sterling; Kristen Garry – Shearman & Sterling; Joshua Savey – Shearman & Sterling; Akofa Tsiagbe – Shearman & Sterling; Sophie Zander – Shearman & Sterling;

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling;

Clients: Jefferies Finance LLC;

Author: Martina Bellini