Carey Gaughan is a partner in Chapman’s Commercial Lending Group and a member of the Banking and Financial Services Department. His practice focuses on commercial lending and private equity finance transactions.

Carey represents banks, nonbank lenders, other financial institutions, and borrowers in a wide range of syndicated and single-lender commercial loan facilities, including asset-based and cash flow loans and senior secured, mezzanine, and split collateral structures. His experience spans numerous industries, with particular focus on health care, energy, food, and beverage, consumer and media.

Carey also represents venture capital funds, private equity funds, family offices, and public companies in connection with minority and majority equity investments and convertible debt investments, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation matters. He has represented private equity funds in preparation and negotiation of limited partnership agreements and related fund formation documents. On the investor side, he has also represented investors in limited partnership investments in private equity funds.

Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Carey worked as an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in New York. He also worked as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Representative Transactions

  • $52 million sponsor acquisition financing to a management services organization managing multiple orthopaedic physician practices
  • $80 million sponsor acquisition financing to a management services organization managing multiple ophthalmology practices
  • $400 million term loan, revolver and delayed draw term loan facility to one of the largest owner, manager and operators of physical therapy centers in the US
  • $50 million term loan and delayed draw term loan facility to a public company in a split collateral structure with an asset-based revolving lender
  • $160 million term loan and revolving credit facility to food company
  • $25 million asset-based revolving credit facility to food company as part of acquisition financing

Education

Emory University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008

Georgetown University, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2002

Admitted

New York

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