Kimberly Chi is of counsel in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice is focused on public and private financing and investment transactions. This includes advising borrowers and lenders on establishing credit facilities and issuers and investors with respect to a variety of debt and equity instruments. Ms. Chi also assists clients in the formation of joint ventures and private equity funds.
- Berkshire Hathaway in a variety of transactions, including:
- its acquisition of nearly 40 percent of the family-owned Pilot Travel Centers, known as Pilot Flying J, one of the largest private companies in the United States;
- an agreement with Home Capital Group Inc., a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (HCG), for an equity investment of up to C$400 million and a new C$2 billion credit facility; and
- the $3 billion financing of the merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons, which created the world’s third largest quick service restaurant company.
- Fortress Investment Group in investment, via second lien secured loan, in Spirit Music Publishing.
- Southern California Edison in the issuance of a series of a novel form of trust preferred securities and a $2.75 billion revolving credit facility.
- Air Lease Corp. in various offerings of senior unsecured notes, including a $1 billion offering that was upsized from $500 million due to market demand.
- A venture partner in the recapitalization of a privately owned auto dealership joint venture.
- Americold Realty Trust in connection with a secured revolving credit facility.
In addition to private practice, Ms. Chi has been a member of the legal department of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, where she worked closely with the treasury group in advising on a wide variety of finance, cash management and other credit related matters, including a $3 billion five-year revolving credit facility and a $2 billion 364-day revolving credit facility.
Ms. Chi began her practice in the London and Hong Kong offices of an international law firm, where she focused on equity capital markets transactions involving Chinese companies.
Ms. Chi is a graduate of Yale Law School. She holds an undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College in physics: 3/2 engineering as well as a bachelor’s of science from the University of Michigan in electrical engineering.