Highly regarded as a practitioner who advises lenders and borrowers on an array of commercial lending transactions. Market commentators praise her abilities in syndicated transactions, highlighting her “experience and practicality.”Chambers USA 2020

M. Catherine Ozdogan

Houston
  • 811 Main Street
  • Suite 3700
  • Houston, TX 77002
  • USA
 
 

Catherine Ozdogan, a partner in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and former Chair of the firm’s Houston Finance Department, represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers in connection with a wide variety of commercial lending transactions in the oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, and service-related sectors.

Ms. Ozdogan has particular knowledge in:

  • Reserve-based lending transactions
  • Sponsor-backed underwritten acquisition financings
  • Asset-based loans
  • First and second lien financings
  • Debt restructurings
  • Derivative arrangements

Ms. Ozdogan has been recognized:

  • As one of the leading Banking and Finance lawyers in Texas in Chambers USA Guide America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2008 – 2020
  • For her work in Banking & Finance in Best Lawyers in America 2012 – 2015 (Best Lawyers is by BL Rankings)
  • For her work in Finance & Bank Lending by The Legal 500 US 2009 – 2013
  • For her work in Project Finance in The Legal 500 US 2010 and 2011

Ms. Ozdogan’s representative finance transactions include advising:

  • Great Western Petroleum, LLC in connection with a US$600 million senior secured reserve based revolving credit facility agented by MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • UGI Energy Services, LLC in connection with an underwritten US$700 million senior secured term loan facility, the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group, LLC
  • BJ Services LLC in connection with a US$200 million senior secured term loan facility secured by machinery and equipment
  • UGI Corporation in connection with US$850 million senior unsecured revolving credit and term loan facilities, the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition of a portion of the issued and outstanding public common units of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. and to finance the acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group, LLC
  • EQM Midstream Partners, LP in a US$1.4 billion senior unsecured term loan facility agented by Toronto-Dominion (Texas) LLC
  • Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. in connection with a US$111.8 million second lien term loan facility secured on US flagged offshore service vessels, the proceeds of which were used to repurchase and/or exchanged for the company’s outstanding convertible notes
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A. in a US$3 billion senior secured reserve based revolving credit facility for Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • A Morgan Stanley Investment Management portfolio company in an underwritten US$950 million senior secured super-priority revolver and term loan credit facilities agented by Jefferies Finance LLC, the proceeds of which were used to acquire Brazos Midstream
  • Bruin E&P Partners, LLC, an ArcLight Capital Partners portfolio company, in a US$1.5 billion senior secured first lien reserve based revolving credit facility agented by Bank of Montreal
  • Southwestern Energy Company in a US$2 billion senior secured reserve based credit facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Centennial Resource Production, LLC in a US$1.5 billion senior secured reserved based revolving credit facility agented by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
 
 
 
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