Mr Matthew Pacey > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States
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Matt’s practice concentrates on capital markets transactions, corporate governance and SEC compliance. He regularly represents private equity-backed companies in connection with initial public offerings and high yield debt offerings, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Matt also represents distressed companies in complex liability management transactions, as well as in-court and out-of-court restructurings.


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2002 with Honors, Order of the Coif; Texas A&M University, B.A., Mathematics; B.A., English, 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a clear market leader in high-yield debt for issuers. The firm routinely advises private equity and corporate clients on high-yield debt offerings used to finance M&A and buyouts. It advises a range of issuer clients including Ares Capital, The Boeing Capital, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Starwood Capital. The firm is also known for its work in the refinancing and restructuring field, and recently represented Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a series of headline capital markets offerings, including its $575m offering of 5.875% senior notes due 2026 and $525m offering of 6.125% senior notes due 2028. New York’s Sophia Hudson and Joshua Korff, and Los Angeles partners Philippa Bond and Monica Shilling are major players in the market; Shilling’s major client is Ares Capital. Houston partner Matthew Pacey is another key name.