Nathan Whitaker represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies at all stages of the investment life cycle.
Mr. Whitaker leverages his extensive knowledge of direct and syndicated loan markets to help clients consummate complex leveraged finance transactions, including:
- Cash-flow based and recurring revenue term and revolving credit facilities
- Asset-based credit facilities
- Cross-border financings
- Restructuring and liability management transactions
He guides sponsors on acquiring and managing targets and portfolio companies of all sizes, with a particular focus on the middle market. Mr. Whitaker forges trusted relationships with clients to navigate every stage of their investment cycle, from initial acquisition, through incremental credit and compliance, to sell-side representation at sponsor exit.
Mr. Whitaker unlocks the firm’s international and cross-disciplinary platform to connect clients’ financing strategies with their broader transactional objectives. He advises on financings for targets across multiple industries, including technology, government services, software as a service, and manufacturing.
He maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as the firm’s Los Angeles liaison for the Human Rights Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, including through representation in asylum matters.
Before law school, Mr. Whitaker worked as a consultant at Accenture and as an editor for a legislative news service.