Manu Gayatrinath

  • Partner
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2342


Manu Gayatrinath is a partner in Latham & Watkins' Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Finance Department. Ms. Gayatrinath is Global Chair of the firm's Private Equity Finance Practice.

Ms. Gayatrinath has represented private equity sponsors and private and public company borrowers in secured lending and other financing transactions, including:

  • Acquisition financings
  • Cash-flow and asset-based loans
  • Mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities
  • Private equity bridge loan facilities
  • Secured notes offerings and
  • Debt restructurings


Ms. Gayatrinath’s representative matters include advising:

  • The Carlyle Group in connection with numerous financings, including in connection with the acquisition of:
    • Atotech
    • ZeroChaos
    • Arctic Glacier
    • Axalta Coatings Systems
    • Dynamic Precision Group
    • NBTY
    • Syniverse       
    • Landmark Aviation
    • Wesco Aircraft
    • Philosophy
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in connection with the following acquisition financings:
    • Alliant Holdings
    • Capital Safety
    • Sedgwick Claims Management
  • TPG Growth in connection with financing in support of its acquisition of Schiff Nutrition
  • GTCR in connection with financing in support of its acquisition of Sage Payment Solutions
  • Cinven in connection with its acquisition of Medpace
  • Ardian in connection with refinancing facilities for Photonis Technologies
  • Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners in connection with refinancing facilities for Convatec, Inc.
  • MacAndrews & Forbes in connection with numerous financing transactions for:
    • Scientific Games
    • Flavors Holdings
  • Various private and public company borrowers including:
    • Broadcom Corporation
    • Libbey Glass Inc.
    • John Maneely Company
    • Allison Transmission, Inc.
    • Sequa Corporation
  • Growth capital funds and search funds in connection with their financings, including:
    • Great Hill Partners
    • Bregal Sagemount
    • AltaLink Capital
    • TVV Capital
  • Numerous private equity funds in connection with their bridge capital call credit facilities

Thought Leadership

  • Designing Subscription Facilities to Account for Limited Partner Preferences  -  April 27, 2018
  • PE Views: The Liquidity Crunch Spurs Creative PE Deal Financing in the US -  April 15, 2016
Named as one of D.C.’s Rising StarsThe National Law Journal September 2015
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004
  • BA, Barnard College, 2000
  • Banking
  • Private Equity Finance