Leading Lawyer – Finance: Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers and Lenders

The Legal 500 US 2021-2022

Manu Gayatrinath

New York | Washington, D.C.
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Manu Gayatrinath, Global Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Finance Practice, advises private equity sponsors and borrowers on a full range of financing transactions. Ms. Gayatrinath was previously the Global Chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

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, including:

  • 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
  • Secured notes offerings
  • Debt restructurings

Ms. Gayatrinath’s representative matters include advising:

  • Ardian
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Centerbridge
  • Cinven
  • EQT
  • HIG Capital
  • KKR
  • MacAndrews & Forbes
  • TPG
  • Numerous private equity funds in connection with their bridge capital call credit facilities including:
    • Umbrella facilities for multiple funds
    • Uncommitted and committed lines
    • Feeder fund structures
    • NAV and GP facilities
  • Various private and public company borrowers including:
    • 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
  • Practices
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