Anthony P. Mechcatie is a counsel in King & Spalding’s Global Finance Group, resident in the New York office. Mr. Mechcatie is active in King & Spalding’s leveraged finance, specialty finance and capital markets practices.
He represents financial institutions, issuers, underwriters, placement agents, collateral managers, fund managers, lenders and other participants in a wide variety of specialty leveraged finance and structured finance transactions, including many first-of-kind transactions. His experience includes representing clients in whole business securitizations, CLOs, middle-market loan securitizations and credit card, automobile and student loan transactions.
Selected recent transactions include representing:
- $2.4 billion term and revolving “whole business” securitization of franchise receivables and intellectual property of Taco Bell Corp.;
- $301 million securitization of wireless tower and distributed antennae systems of InSite Wireless Group;
- follow-on issuance of term notes in the “whole business” securitization of subsidiaries of Driven Brands, Inc., a transaction which won International Financing Review’s “North America Structured Finance Issue” of 2015;
- follow-on issuance in the “whole business” securitization of franchise and other revenues of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.;
- $116 million securitization of ground lease assets of Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP;
- a leading restaurant chain in the private offering and sale of $125 million of variable funding notes and $1.3 billion of fixed rate senior secured notes in a whole business securitization;
- the collateral manager in a $500 million CLO backed by broadly-syndicated loans;
- the equity investor and arranger in a $260 million CLO backed by middle market loans;
- an international casual dining restaurant operator in the offering and sale of $25 million of variable funding notes and $275 million of fixed rate senior secured notes in a whole business securitization; and
- an international biopharmaceutical company in a highly innovative $450 million drug royalty monetization.
While his practice is focused on specialty and structured finance transactions, Mr. Mechcatie also advises clients on leveraged finance, securities law and related matters.
Mr. Mechcatie earned his bachelor’s degree from the Columbia University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
King & Spalding brings together more than 100 finance lawyers located in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to represent lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in the full range of secured and unsecured financings. Over the past three years, we closed approximately 600 finance transactions for our clients, amounting to $165 billion in aggregate financing.