Benjamin Gelfand is an associate in the Houston office and a member of the Finance Department.

Mr. Gelfand represents public and private borrowers, private equity sponsors, and direct and institutional lenders in complex financing transactions, with an emphasis on the technology, life sciences, and energy industries.

Mr. Gelfand regularly advises clients on:

  • Direct lending and other growth debt financings
  • Acquisition financings
  • Asset-based and reserve-based lending facilities
  • Revolving credit facilities
  • Term loans and secured notes offerings
  • DIP/Exit facilities

Mr. Gelfand is a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee.

Mr. Gelfand’s representative experience includes advising:

Lender Representations

  • Francisco Partners in connection with the business combination of Movella, a leading full-stack provider of sensors, software, and analytics that enable the digitization of movement, with Pathfinder Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company
  • A leading specialty finance company in its:
    • Second lien term loan and second lien flex facility for a drone manufacturer
    • Term loan facility for a pharmaceutical company
    • Amended and restated senior secured term loan facility for a home services technology company
  • A leading specialty finance company in its term loan facility for a Swiss pharmaceutical company
  • A leading specialty finance company in a term loan facility for a Danish software company
  • An investment advisory company in its term, revolving, and delayed draw facility, the proceeds of which were used by a private equity firm to acquire a leading DTC logistics provider for wine and alcoholic beverages
  • Barclays Bank PLC, in its:
    • US$1.50 billion senior secured term loan facility and US$150 million senior secured super priority revolving credit facility for Lower Cadence Holdings LLC, the proceeds of which were used to acquire midstream oil and gas assets in the Permian
    • Term loans and revolving credit facility in connection with EnCap Investments L.P.’s acquisition of Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, a crude oil storage and export terminal
  • Citigroup in its US$2.0 billion amendment and extension to revolving credit facility for Encino Acquisition Partners Holdings, LLC, a company that provides crude oil and natural gas exploration and production services

Corporate Representations

  • scPharmaceuticals, Inc., in its US$100 million term loan facility with Oaktree Fund Administration, LLC
  • Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, in its US$65 million term loan facility with SLR Investment Corp.
  • A manufacturer of quantum dot technology, in its senior secured convertible note facility
  • Fertitta Entertainment, LLC (f/k/a Golden Nugget, LLC) in its US$3.3 billion term loan B facility, a US$500 million revolving credit facility, and US$1.0 billion senior secured notes offering
  • A home security alarm monitoring company in a committed US$245 million secured superpriority debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility, a US$295 million secured revolving exit credit facility, and a US$822.5 million secured term takeback credit facility

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MM, Voice, Indiana University
  • BM in Voice Performance, The Ohio State University

Languages Spoken

  • English