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McGuireWoods LLP

FIFTH THIRD CENTER, 201 N TRYON ST, STE. 3000, CHARLOTTE, NC 28202, USA
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Work +1 704 343 2000
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Fax +1 704 343 2300
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www.hmw.com

Raj Natarajan

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Work 704 343 2330
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McGuireWoods LLP

Work Department

Debt Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Raj is chair of the firm's Debt Finance Department – a department with over 80 attorneys in 12 offices across the globe, ranked #1 in the nation by Thomson Reuters League Tables for the number of lender-side syndicated deals closed in 2015, and recipient of the 2015 Law Firm of the Year for Banking by US News and World Report. He has served on the Firm’s finance committee and is a former co-chair of its life sciences industry team. Raj has negotiated and documented hundreds of syndicated, club and single lender credit facilities, with specific emphasis in credit products for middle market healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. His experience includes senior secured, cash flow and asset based facilities, second lien and mezzanine debt, leveraged acquisition financings, working capital lines and dividend recapitalizations. In addition, he has closed a variety of real estate finance transactions, specifically in the healthcare industry, and has extensive experience in loan workouts and restructurings.


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Clients choose McGuireWoods LLP for its ‘great service and knowledge of our business’ and appreciate that its lawyers are ‘very professional and level headed in working through issues, and do so in a way that keeps our clients satisfied’. The firm is undoubtedly a market leader for advising the banks on small-to-mid-size financings, and its Atlanta-based healthcare finance team has handled over $3bn in healthcare finance deals for a variety of lenders. Recent highlights include advising Bank of America, with which the firm has a very strong relationship, on a $2.1bn credit facility to World Fuel Services Corp. The firm also represented BMO Harris Bank on a $500m loan to Thor Industries to help it acquire Jayco Corp. Raj Natarajan leads the active team, which has fee-earners spread throughout its Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh offices. Among the partners, Chicago-based Wade Kennedy, who heads the firm’s asset-based lending group, is singled out for his ‘syndicated loan knowledge and excellent knowledge of market convention’ and for being ‘being particularly good at helping to negotiate sticky inter-creditor agreements’.

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