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Bryant Gatrell is a partner in our Finance & Restructuring Practice Group.  He focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions in leveraged, asset based and investment grade financings, workouts and restructurings.  Bryant has extensive experience representing Fortune 50 financial institutions, investment funds, business development companies (BDCs), bondholders, lender groups, and other material stakeholders in complex financings throughout the capital structure, including cross-border financings, in-court and out-of-court business reorganizations and debt restructurings. 

With more than two decades of experience, Bryant helps clients structure, negotiate and close financial transactions and restructurings in a wide array of industries, including telecom, media and technology, retail, restaurant, franchise and hospitality, healthcare and pharmaceutical, defense and aerospace, energy, transportation, commercial real estate and general industrial. Clients rely on his knowledge of the market and his commercial approach to closing deals to provide superior service to their customers in an increasingly competitive environment.  

Some of Bryant’s recent significant representations include advising:  Webster Bank, N.A., as agent and lead arranger, in connection with Everstream Solutions, LLC’s purchase of fiber assets out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Great Lakes Comnet and Comlink; GSO Capital Partners in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of Roadhouse Holding Inc. (a/k/a Logan’s Roadhouse); Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for a multi-state operator of television stations and newspapers; a steering committee of term loan lenders of Vince, LLC; and Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent, and a steering committee of senior secured lenders in the prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of Fairway Group Holdings Corp.

Presentations, Speeches and Articles

2017 Franchise Times Finance and Growth Conference
“Financial Covenants” (December, 2017)
“Middle Market Leveraged Finance Trends” (May, 2017)
“Middle Market Leveraged Finance” (November, 2016)
“Sponsors’ View of Term Sheets” (October, 2016)

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J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude

B.A., English, University of Missouri-Columbia, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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Represented Webster Bank, N.A., as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for the purchase by fiber network operator Everstream Solutions, LLC of the assets of Great Lakes Comnet and Comlink (GLC) out of GLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Represented Benefit Street Partners, LLC, as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities to Inventure Foods Inc., a leading specialty food marketing and manufacturer.

Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for a multi-state operator of television stations and newspapers.

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Represented Webster Bank, N.A., as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for the purchase by fiber network operator Everstream Solutions, LLC of the assets of Great Lakes Comnet and Comlink (GLC) out of GLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Represented Benefit Street Partners, LLC, as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities to Inventure Foods Inc., a leading specialty food marketing and manufacturer.

Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for a multi-state operator of television stations and newspapers.

Represented GSO Capital Partners as a lender in the Chapter 11 cases of Roadhouse Holding Inc. (a/k/a Logan's Roadhouse) and its affiliated debtors.  During the Chapter 11 cases, Logan's successfully optimized its restaurant portfolio and substantially deleveraged its capital structure.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Logan’s Roadhouse post-restructuring.

Represented SunTrust Bank, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for an outpatient radiology center company.

Represented a steering committee of term loan lenders under the senior secured term loan facility in favor of Vince, LLC.

Represented an investment fund in financing the acquisition by a private equity firm of a company providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities), and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries.  Fairway’s Chapter 11 has been recognized as the 2017 Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) by The M&A Advisor and the 2017 Turnaround Atlas Award for Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year (Under $1 Billion) by Global M&A Network.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Fairway post-restructuring.

Represented Modern Bank, N.A., as agent and lender, in providing a senior secured delayed draw term loan facility to The Smilist Management, Inc. to support its future purchase of dental practices.

Represented a steering committee of senior secured term lenders under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities) in the Chapter 11 cases of Boomerang Tube, LLC and its affiliates.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of Brookstone Company, Inc., the proceeds of which financed, in part, Brookstone’s acquisition by affiliates of Chinese investment fund The Sanpower Group.

Represented Citizens Bank, National Association, as agent and lead arranger, in connection with a senior secured financing for a media company.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of RadioShack Corporation.

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Represented Webster Bank, N.A., as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for the purchase by fiber network operator Everstream Solutions, LLC of the assets of Great Lakes Comnet and Comlink (GLC) out of GLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Represented Benefit Street Partners, LLC, as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities to Inventure Foods Inc., a leading specialty food marketing and manufacturer.

Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for a multi-state operator of television stations and newspapers.

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Matters

Represented Webster Bank, N.A., as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for the purchase by fiber network operator Everstream Solutions, LLC of the assets of Great Lakes Comnet and Comlink (GLC) out of GLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Represented Benefit Street Partners, LLC, as agent and lead arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities to Inventure Foods Inc., a leading specialty food marketing and manufacturer.

Represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for a multi-state operator of television stations and newspapers.

Represented GSO Capital Partners as a lender in the Chapter 11 cases of Roadhouse Holding Inc. (a/k/a Logan's Roadhouse) and its affiliated debtors.  During the Chapter 11 cases, Logan's successfully optimized its restaurant portfolio and substantially deleveraged its capital structure.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Logan’s Roadhouse post-restructuring.

Represented SunTrust Bank, as agent and arranger, in providing senior secured credit facilities for an outpatient radiology center company.

Represented a steering committee of term loan lenders under the senior secured term loan facility in favor of Vince, LLC.

Represented an investment fund in financing the acquisition by a private equity firm of a company providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment services.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities), and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries.  Fairway’s Chapter 11 has been recognized as the 2017 Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) by The M&A Advisor and the 2017 Turnaround Atlas Award for Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year (Under $1 Billion) by Global M&A Network.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Fairway post-restructuring.

Represented Modern Bank, N.A., as agent and lender, in providing a senior secured delayed draw term loan facility to The Smilist Management, Inc. to support its future purchase of dental practices.

Represented a steering committee of senior secured term lenders under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities) in the Chapter 11 cases of Boomerang Tube, LLC and its affiliates.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of Brookstone Company, Inc., the proceeds of which financed, in part, Brookstone’s acquisition by affiliates of Chinese investment fund The Sanpower Group.

Represented Citizens Bank, National Association, as agent and lead arranger, in connection with a senior secured financing for a media company.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of RadioShack Corporation.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude

B.A., English, University of Missouri-Columbia, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

North Carolina

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