Melissa Frankel Fabian represents private equity sponsors and borrowers in leveraged and other financing transactions.

Ms. Fabian helps clients navigate a broad spectrum of financing transactions involving:

  • Syndicated loans and private credit financings
  • Asset-based and cash-flow loans
  • Acquisition financings
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Liability management transactions

She combines a drive for client service with extensive substantive knowledge to guide private equity sponsors, borrowers, and public companies through every step of a financing transaction and varying market conditions.

Ms. Fabian has served as a member of the firm’s Training & Career Enhancement Committee, developing and overseeing in-house training and mentoring programs for associates.

Ms. Fabian’s recent representative matters includes advising:

Public Companies

  • Farfetch, a global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry, on a US$400 million term loan facility
  • Light & Wonder on term loan and revolving credit facilities, including in connection with its acquisition of Bally Technologies
  • Peloton Interactive, an interactive fitness provider, on a US$750 million term loan
  • Axalta Coating Systems on its term loan and multicurrency revolving credit facilities

Private Equity

  • Carlyle on financing its:
    • US$4.2 billion acquisition of ManTech, a provider of technologies and solutions for national security programs
    • Acquisition of StandardAero Aviation Holdings
  • Odyssey Investment Partners on financing its acquisitions of ProPharma Group and The Planet Group
  • Onex on the financing for its:
    • Strategic investment in Analytics Partners
    • Acquisition of Newport Healthcare, a provider of evidence-based healing centers for teens and young adults struggling with primate mental health issues
    • Investment in Resource Environmental Solutions, an ecological restoration company
  • Platinum Equity on:
    • The term loan, revolving credit and asset-based facilities to finance its acquisition of Oregon Tool, a global manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket-driven professional-grade cutting tools, outdoor equipment accessories, and parts
    • Term loan and revolving credit facilities for United Site Services, a provider of portable restrooms, temporary fence, and related site services
    • The financing for its investment into Nesco Holdings, a leading provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions, as well as Nesco’s acquisition of Custom Truck One Source

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2013
  • BS, Cornell University, 2009
    with honors