Manu Gayatrinath, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and former Global Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Finance Practice, advises private equity sponsors and borrowers on a full range of financing transactions.

Drawing on nearly two decades of experience, Ms. Gayatrinath advises private equity sponsors and private and public company borrowers in secured lending and complex cross-border financings involving:

  • Acquisition and carve-out financings
  • Term loan A and B financings
  • Cash-flow and asset-based loans
  • Mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities
  • Private equity bridge loan facilities
  • Bridge capital call facilities, including umbrella facilities for multiple funds, uncommitted and committed lines, feeder fund structures, and NAV and GP facilities
  • Secured notes offerings
  • Debt restructurings and liability management transactions

She draws on a broad understanding of syndicated and private capital structures and unlocks the capabilities of the firm’s robust platform, particularly relating to M&A and regulation, to help clients effectively achieve their commercial goals.

A recognized leader at Latham, Ms. Gayatrinath previously served as Global Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and as a member of the Associates, Knowledge Management, and Succession Committees.

Ms. Gayatrinath’s representative experience include advising:

Private Equity

  • Ardian
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Centerbridge
  • Cinven
  • EQT
  • HIG Capital
  • KKR
  • MacAndrews & Forbes
  • TPG


  • Allison Transmission
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Corning
  • CoStar
  • EngageSmart
  • Funko
  • IMAX
  • Jabil
  • Peloton
  • Rent the Runway
  • Shift4

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004
  • BA, Barnard College, 2000


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April 26, 2022 Recognition

Latham Honored As 2021 Champion for Children

Firm recognized for fifth consecutive year for efforts to provide funds for legal services to Washington, D.C. children — becoming the most awarded firm in Champions for Children history.