Joshua A. Tinkelman, former Global Co-Chair of the Private Equity Finance Practice, advises financial sponsors and borrowers on a wide array of bank financing, capital market, and liability management transactions, including leveraged buyouts.

Mr. Tinkelman draws on more than two decades of experience to help the full spectrum of domestic and foreign private equity firms and their portfolio companies negotiate a comprehensive range of financings, including:

  • Senior secured first and second lien facilities
  • Asset-backed loans
  • Unitranche financings
  • Mezzanine financings
  • Liability management transactions, exchange offers, unrestricted subsidiary financings, and other liquidity facilities

He leverages extensive market knowledge to tailor creative solutions to clients’ financing needs, helping them secure cutting-edge market terms, and achieve their commercial goals. Mr. Tinkelman partners with clients to foster long-term relationships, understanding, advancing, and protecting their institutional priorities and goals.

Mr. Tinkelman seamlessly works across the firm’s platform — particularly with partners in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring & Special Situations Practices — as a cohesive unit to bring Latham’s broad perspective and resources to each transaction.

Mr. Tinkelman’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Enstructure, an operator of marine terminals, warehouses, cold storage, and logistics assets, in connection with its first lien term and revolving ESG-linked financing facilities
  • One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos & Co. in the US$3.67 billion bank and bond financing for their acquisition of Nestlé Waters North America (the Poland Spring, 100% Natural Spring Water, Splash, and Pure Life brands)
  • Authentic Brands Group in the bank financing for its US$2.46 billion acquisition of Reebok from Adidas
  • Aspen Dental in the US$1.4 billion bank financing for its acquisition of Clear Choice Dental Implants
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners and Partners Group in the bank financing for their US$2.4 billion acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions

Mr. Tinkelman has established long-term relationships with multiple top-tier financial sponsors, including representing:

  • Leonard Green & Partners in the financing for its investments in Advantage Solutions, AerSale, Authentic Brands Group, Aspen Dental, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Charter Next Generation, CHG Healthcare Services, CPA Global, David’s Bridal, ECI, Examworks, Insight Global, JoAnn Stores, LifeTime Fitness, MDVIP, Mister Car Wash, Press Ganey, PSSI, The Shade Store, SRS Distribution, the Stepping Stones Group, US Renal Care, WCG Healthcare, and West Shore Homes
  • Odyssey Investment Partners in the financing for its investments in Addison Group, Applied Technical Services, Dresser, Duravant, Evergreen Tan Solutions, Integrated Power Services, One Call Care Management, Peninsula Packaging, Pecxo, Pro Mach, ProPharma Group, Protective Industrial Products, Ranpak Corp, Service Champions Plumping and Heating, TransDigm, Trial Card, Tysers, United Site Services, and Wastequip
  • One Rock Capital Partners in the financings for its investments in ArchKey, Blue Triton Brands, Innophos, Jadex, GPD Companies (fka Nexeo Plastics), FXI Holdings, Island Energy Services, and Orion Food Systems
  • Partners Group in the financing for its investments in Axia Women’s Health, Diversitech, Global Logic, and Hearthside Food
  • Greylion in the financing for its investments in 360 Training, Black Bear Diner, Dephon, Metal-Era Engineered Roof Solutions, MSA Security, MOD Pizza, Norwood Sawmills, Quick Med Claims, and Western Window Systems


Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS, Cornell University