Raj Natarajan

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  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1998
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, 1995
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  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
Affiliations

Member; Committee on Commercial Finance; Loan Documentation Subcommittee; Secured Lending Subcommittee; Model Intercreditor Agreements Subcommittee, American Bar Association 

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia

Member, Leadership Charlotte, Class XXXI

Board Member, Council for Children’s Rights

Chair, Housing & Stability Council, United Way of Central Carolinas

Raj is chair of the firm's Debt Finance Department – a department with over 80 attorneys in 12 offices across the globe, ranked in the top 10 in the nation by Thomson Reuters League Tables for the number of lender-side syndicated deals closed for the past 6 years in a row, and recipient of the 2015 and 2017 Law Firm of the Year for Banking and Finance 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.

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Raj Natarajan
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Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $295 million senior secured credit facility in connection with a private equity sponsor’s leveraged acquisition of a physician practice management company.

Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $150 million senior secured credit facility for the leveraged buyout of a leading provider of release protected information services.

Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $135 million senior secured credit facility to finance the acquisition and refinancing of a home health and hospice company.

Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $95 million senior secured credit facility to support a private equity sponsor’s acquisition of a surgical equipment manufacturer.

Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $90 million senior secured credit facility in connection with the acquisition of a home health and hospice provider.

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $86 million credit facility to support the leveraged acquisition of a pain therapy medical device manufacturer.

Represented the administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $47 million senior secured credit facility for a leveraged buyout of a suture products distributor.

Represented the lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a $30 million credit facility to support the leveraged acquisition of a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders, North Carolina, Legal 500 US, 2016-2017

Named to "Best Lawyers Under 40," National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2010

Named to "40 Under 40 - Up and Comers," Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2006

Moderator, "Lender Update Panel: Current Deal Terms and Trends," 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 17, 2015
Moderator, "ACHE Continuing Education Session 2 - The Future of Healthcare," 9th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference, September 18, 2014
Speaker, 11th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 25-26, 2014
Moderator, "Healthcare Debt Finance – Working with the Lenders," Healthcare Finance and Growth: 2013 Southeast Healthcare Provider Conference, September 24, 2013
Speaker, "Investing in the Medical Device and Diagnostic Arena – Private Equity and Finance Perspective," 4th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference, McGuireWoods Seminar, November 8, 2012
Speaker, "Healthcare Client Panel," U.S. Bank Healthcare Summit, October 4, 2012
Moderator, "Keynote – Debt Finance Roundtable Discussion," 9th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference, McGuireWoods LLP and McGladrey LLP, February 22 - 23, 2012
Speaker, "Financial Trouble Ahead: How to Refinance All this Debt," Healthcare & Capital Conference, November 17, 2009