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Matthew B. Gautier

Of Counsel

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+1.212.692.6272

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Matthew focuses his practice on debt financing transactions. His experience includes advising corporate, private equity sponsor, lender and other financial institution clients on a variety of complex secured and unsecured financing transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, investment grade and other corporate loans, refinancings, restructurings and structured loan products.

Before joining Mintz, Matthew practiced as an associate in the finance group of another international law firm and worked in the banking and finance group of an international business and legal research publishing company.

Education

  • Fordham University (JD)
  • University of Scranton (BS)

Experience

  • Representation of sponsor-backed health care services company in connection with $1 billion syndicated senior secured credit facilities for acquisition financing and working capital
  • Representation of private equity sponsor in connection with $60 million senior secured credit facilities for leveraged buyout of medical device company
  • Representation of national provider of wholesaling and distribution services in connection with a $1.5 billion syndicated revolving credit facility and $400 million senior secured notes
  • Representation of direct lender in connection with $100 million senior secured asset-based credit facility for purchase of patent assets
  • Representation of various early-stage companies in connection with secured venture debt financings
  • Representation of sponsor-backed natural gas producer in connection with $1.5 billion senior secured first and second lien credit facilities for acquisition financing and working capital
  • Representation of joint lead arrangers in connection with $1.45 billion senior secured term loan and asset-based credit facilities to finance leveraged buyout of a retail company, as well as subsequent dividend recapitalization and refinancing transactions
  • Representation of joint lead arrangers in connection with $3 billion senior secured multi-currency credit facilities for cross-border acquisition financing by a publicly-traded packaging company
  • Representation of private movie theater company in connection with $450 million revolving credit facility and senior secured notes for refinancing of existing indebtedness as well as subsequent refinancing transactions
  • Representation of joint lead arrangers in connection with $700 million senior secured credit facilities for acquisition financing and working capital for Canadian software company 
  • Representation of joint lead arrangers in connection with a $400 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility, as well as subsequent workout and restructuring matters 
  • Representation of private non-bank lender in connection with annual investment grade 364-day revolving credit facilities for working capital 
  • Representation of non-bank lender in connection with $360 million senior secured first and second lien credit facilities to finance leveraged buyout of a media rights company, as well as subsequent refinancing transactions
     

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Middle Market Private Equity Fund Strategies for Managing Portfolio Company Defaults

April 10, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Matthew B. Gautier

This advisory reviews strategies that sponsors and their portfolio companies can use to manage defaults, including proactive measures to avoid default, amendments and waivers to realign with a company’s revised outlook, sponsor support through equity cures, and lender forbearance.
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M&A in the COVID Era – Part II – Debt Financing Opportunities for Middle Market PE Funds

April 6, 2020 | Advisory | By Joseph Price, Matthew B. Gautier

This article reviews debt financing opportunities available to investors in a down market and the pros and cons of each type of financing.
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Firm plays a key role in the largest health care acquisition to date in 2020.
Mintz advised GPB Capital on its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Westwood, Massachusetts-based Prime Motor Group. The acquisition by Capstone Automotive Group, an affiliate of GPB, expands the group’s footprint throughout New England.