Ryan LaFevers is counsel in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins. Since joining the firm in 2009, Mr. LaFevers has gained experience in a wide variety of transactional matters related to secured financings and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. LaFevers has also devoted substantial time to representing pro bono clients in immigration matters.

Mr. LaFevers is admitted to practice in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Select lender-side representations

  • Antares Capital LP in the multi-currency revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Lee Equity Partners’ acquisition of McLarens Global Limited, an international provider of claims management, loss adjusting, and auditing services
  • Antares Capital LP in the debtor-in-possession revolving and term loan credit facilities provided to Bar Louie, a national bar and restaurant chain
  • Ares Capital Corporation in the revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners’ acquisition of PureStar, a national commercial laundry provider
  • Ares Capital Corporation in the revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Stone Point Capital’s acquisition of Rialto Management Group, LLC, a real estate investment management services provider
  • Bank of America, N.A. in its revolving credit facility for AK Steel Corporation, a producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products
  • Capital One, National Association in the cross-border revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Vivo Capital’s acquisition of SSC (Lux) Limited S.À r.l., an international surgical devices manufacturing company
  • Capital One, National Association in the revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Stone Point Capital’s acquisition of SitusAMC Group Holdings, LP, a real estate finance technology services provider
  • Monroe Capital in the revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Gryphon Partners’ acquisition of 3Cloud, LLC, a Microsoft Azure services firm
  • Monroe Capital in the revolving and term loan credit facilities that financed Vector Capital’s acquisition of MarkLogic Corporation, a data integration and data management provider
  • Owl Rock Capital in the senior secured credit facility that financed Thoma Bravo’s acquisition of Connectwise, LLC, an IT management software provider
  • Owl Rock Capital in the second-lien credit facility that financed Charlesbank’s acquisition of Vestcom Parent Holdings, Inc., a technology solutions provider
  • WhiteHorse Capital in the term loan credit facility that financed Brand Velocity Partners’ acquisition of BBQ Guy’s Manufacturing, LLC, a retailer of barbecue grills and related products
  • WhiteHorse Capital in the Sharia-compliant term loan and revolving credit facility that financed Arcapita Investment’s acquisition of Waste Harmonics, a provider of waste management solutions

Select borrower-side representations

  • Arlington Capital Partners in a revolving and term loan credit facility provided by CapitalSource Bank in connection with the acquisition of Aero-Metric, Inc., an aerial reconnaissance services provider
  • Audacy Capital Corp. in a revolving and term loan credit facility provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Cars.com in a revolving and term loan credit facility provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in connection with the spin-out of Cars.com by TEGNA Inc.
  • Koch Industries, Inc. in a revolving and term loan credit facility provided by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association in connection with the acquisition of Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a truck and trailer safety product manufacturer
  • Toys “R” Us in its cross-border ABL credit facility provided by Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch
  • Ventas, Inc. in a term loan credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A. to support working capital needs of Ventas, Inc. and its subsidiaries
  • Ventas, Inc. in a Canadian term loan credit facility provided by The Toronto-Dominion Bank, to support financing needs for Ventas. Inc.’s Canadian subsidiaries
  • Ventas, Inc. in a revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A. to support a real estate investment fund joint venture endeavor
  • Ventas, Inc. in a revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A. to support working capital needs of Ventas, Inc. and its subsidiaries
  • The Vistria Group in a revolving and term loan credit facility provided by Fifth Street Finance Corp. in connection with the acquisition of Penn Foster, Inc., a for-profit education provider

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois

Education

  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2009
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2006