Raj Natarajan Partner

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.

Experience

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.

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

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

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders, North Carolina, Legal 500 US, 2016-2018

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Banking & Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018-2019

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

  • Co-author, "Stiffed Borrower May Have Little Recourse with Lender", Charlotte Business Journal, November 21, 2008
  • Co-author, "Middle Market Still Enjoys Deal Flow", Charlotte Business Journal, November 23, 2007
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