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Tim Johnston

Tim Johnston Partner, Finance

Tim Johnston is a finance attorney who represents agents, lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex finance transactions. 

Tim regularly advises clients on asset-based finance, syndicated finance, mezzanine and second lien finance, and loan workouts, as well as on structuring and documenting cross-border financings. His clients are focused on a variety of sectors, including the energy industry and its related service providers. 

A leading practitioner in his field, Tim brings extensive experience, diligence, and active engagement to his practice. He has established longstanding relationships with his clients and has successfully guided many of them through the ups and downs of the credit cycle. 

Experience Highlights

  • Administrative agent in a $900 million asset-based revolving credit facility for a crude oil refiner and marketer
  • Range Resources Corporation in a $4 billion reserve-based revolving credit facility
  • Private equity fund in a $555 million secured revolving credit facility for an energy services portfolio company
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC in a $2.4 billion revolving credit facility

Asset-Based Lending

  • Belden, Inc. in a $400 million syndicated cross-border, secured asset-based revolving credit facility and term loan
  • Administrative agent in a $375 million U.S./Canadian/U.K./Singapore cross-border, multi-currency syndicated credit facility to an integrated manufacturer and distributor of oil field tubular products
  • Bank of America, N.A. in a $1.05 billion cross-border secured asset-based lending revolving credit facility to McJunkin Red Man Corporation and its subsidiaries, an international distributor of pipe valves and fittings
  • Administrative agent in a $275 million asset-based revolving credit facility to a janitorial supply distributor
  • Administrative agent in a $220 million cross-border asset-based revolving credit facility for a forklift manufacturer
  • Administrative agent in a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility for a concrete producer
  • Administrative agent in a $150 million cross-border revolving credit facility to a global pipeline contractor and its numerous U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries
  • Administrative agent in a $50 million asset-based revolving credit facility to a proppants producer

Oil & Gas Finance

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in a $200 million secured revolving credit facility for a midstream company
  • Private equity fund in a $405 million secured revolving credit facility for an energy services portfolio company
  •  A second lien lender in a $25 million term loan to an oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Private equity fund as an alternative lender in a $145 million revolving and term credit facilities for an oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Private equity fund as an alternative lender in a $40 million secured term loan to an oil and gas exploration and production company

Syndicated Finance

  • Cirrus Logic in a $250 million secured revolving credit facility in connection with its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics, a supplier of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market
  • Delicatessen chain in a $150 million secured revolving and term credit facilities
  • Law firm in a $95 million secured revolving and term credit facilities and $65 million of subordinated notes
  • A private equity fund in a $35 million secured revolving and term credit facilities in connection with the acquisition of a manufacturing company

Mezzanine Finance

  • Mezzanine debt fund in the purchase of $24 million in subordinated notes from an industrial distribution company
  • Second lien lender in the purchase of $17.5 million in secured notes from a manufacturer of paper products
  • Mezzanine debt fund in the purchase of $50 million in subordinated notes from a financial technology company
  • Mezzanine debt fund in the purchase of $90 million in subordinated notes from a medical device manufacturer
  • A private equity firm in a $75 million secured second lien term loan credit facility to InfoGroup Inc.


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7886
F +1.214.999.7886
tjohnston@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
Local time: 12:44 PM
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Tim's Practices

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2003
  • University of the South, B.A. magna cum laude, 2000
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; New York
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2013
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association; LSTA; Association for Corporate Growth (DFW)