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Thomas McGowan

Thomas McGowan


Thomas McGowan

Thomas McGowan advises financial investors, corporates and sponsors in all manner of complex debt finance transactions, including regular way and opportunistic private credit, leveraged finance and investment grade private placements. Thomas also has considerable experience advising clients on cross-border matters, as well as asset-based loans, acquisition financings, sale and leaseback transactions, NAV loans and letter of credit facilities.

  • BlackRock in connection with the following direct loans: a US$150 million secured term loan facility for Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf entertainment venue.
  • BlackRock and Silver Point Capital in connection with a US$350 million asset-based term loan facility for InfraBuild, Australia’s largest vertically-integrated steel manufacturer and distributor.
  • BlackRock and Angelo Gordon in connection with a US$250 million unsecured financing for Landsea Homes, a leading US home builder.
  • BlackRock in connection with the purchase of US$220 million in senior secured notes issued by a Canadian resorts developer owned by Freed Corp.
  • A global asset manager in connection with the following private debt financings and investments: (i) a cross-border financing for Fractal, a multinational AI company; and (ii) direct loans to Morae Global, a legal and compliance tech provider.
  • Kartesia Advisors, in connection with a US$53 million multi-currency loan to the McIntosh Group, a manufacturer of high-end speakers and other audio equipment.
  • Corinthian Capital, in connection with acquisition financings relating to Eastern Fence and Renegade Group.
  • C-III Capital Partners, a real estate investment company, in connection with a US$250 million term loan facility backing its acquisition of Resource America, an alternative asset management company
  • Partners Group in connection with private notes for Capital Spring, a small business financier.
  • Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., in connection with (i) a US$500 million TLB and (ii) a US$170 million revolving credit facility.
  • European Investment Bank in connection with financings for Spire Global and Cabify.
  • BNDES in connection with a term facility agreement from China Development Bank.
  • Bank of China in connection with a US$400 million exit term loan for GNC in connection with its acquisition by private equity funds.
  • Premia Holdings, a reinsurance group, in connection with its US$110 million private note issuance.
  • Export Development Bank Canada and The Bank of Nova Scotia in relation to dual bilateral loans to Compania de Petroleos de Chile Copec S.A., a Chilean liquid fuel and lubricants distributor
  • SMBC in connection with a financing for Westlake Financial, a major automotive finance company.
  • Major corporations in connection with their corporate facilities, including Lennar, iStar, Safehold, Total Terminals International, NorthStar Realty Europe and Hearst.
  • UniCredit in connection with financings for Eataly.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (BA, Economics and Political Science) 2009
  • Hofstra University (JD) 2015
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2015
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2015