Katie McConnell practices in a broad range of finance-related areas, focusing on representation of private debt funds, business development companies, small business investment companies, private equity firms and sponsors in their investment, buy-out and finance transactions.

Overview

Katie advises clients across all layers of the capital stack, including senior, second lien, and mezzanine lenders in single-lender, club and unitranche credit facilities. She also advises equity investors in connection with buy-out and co-investment transactions.

Katie focuses on providing her clients with business-minded and practical solutions and uses her experience in corporate transactions to provide her clients with a streamlined financing and buy-out process.

Prior to joining the firm, Katie practiced in the Atlanta office of Morris Manning & Martin LLP, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital finance, and technology transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Represented direct lender, in its capacity as agent and lender, on a $50 million cross-border financing for a recruiting company and its subsidiaries located in the US and UK. The transaction involved a separate ABL credit facility and various intercreditor relationships
  • Represented direct lender, in its capacity as agent and lender, on a $95 million financing for a private equity sponsor’s purchase and development of a fitness franchise.  Successfully lead multiple upsizes to support add-on acquisitions
  • Represented small business investment company in its financing of, and minority equity investment in, a software company that provides a cloud-based platform for the real estate industry
  • Represented company in the construction industry on a $75 million credit facility, which was used to refinance existing indebtedness and provide availability for future acquisitions

Notable

Notable

  • Member, Moore & Van Allen YP Committee 

Education

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015, with honors

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2015
  • North Carolina, 2017
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