Matthew J.Gherlein (Matt)

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.1033

Matt Gherlein focuses his practice on representing both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured commercial financing transactions. He has experience with senior and subordinated debt facilities, cross-border and multicurrency transactions, asset-based financing, acquisition financing, debt restructurings, and real estate financing.

Financial institutions for which Matt has worked on substantial matters include, among others, KeyBank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Citizens Bank. He also has worked on financing-related matters for a number of corporations, including Cleveland-Cliffs, Sprint Corporation, and PolyOne Corporation, and private equity firms, including Blue Sea Capital, High Road Capital Partners, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Resilience Capital Partners, and The Riverside Company.

Matt is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Experience

  • Riverside sells Camelot Education to Specialized Education Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of portfolio company CHG Alt Ed Holding Company, Inc. d/b/a Camelot Education, a private educational service provider, to Specialized Education Services, Inc.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Evolution Labs, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Evolution Labs, Inc., a leading developer of social-emotional, mental health and safety content and learning management software for K-12 students and college students.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Social Sentinel, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Social Sentinel, Inc., a Vermont company that provides SaaS-based threat alerts through monitoring social media and other communication sources.
  • Marathon Petroleum obtains new $1.0 billion 364-day revolving credit agreementJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading, integrated, downstream energy company, in connection with a new $1.0 billion 364-day revolving credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires P3 Global Intel business from Anderson Software, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of P3 Global Intel, a developer of tip and intelligence management software which provides school administrators and law enforcement with a seamless and efficient solution to address significant health and safety concerns, from Anderson Software, LLC.
  • Privately held company obtains term loan and amends existing credit agreementJones Day represented a privately held company in connection with a senior secured subordinated term loan from a fund and an amendment to its existing credit and security agreement, lease documents, and equipment notes with a national bank.
  • ECHO Finance LLC provides $10.7 million financing to Heather Way Capital I, LLCJones Day advised ECHO Finance LLC in connection with a $10.7 million credit agreement provided to Heather Way Capital I, LLC.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $120 million Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated producers of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of an additional $120 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Bank of Montreal amends credit agreement for Blue Bird Body CompanyJones Day represented Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment to its credit agreement with Blue Bird Body Company, a school bus manufacturer, pursuant to which the revolving credit commitments were increased by $41.9 million.
  • Marathon Petroleum completes $2.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading, integrated, downstream energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $1.25 billion of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1.25 billion of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Marathon Petroleum obtains $1.0 billion 364-day revolving credit agreementJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading, integrated, downstream energy company, in connection with a new $1.0 billion 364-day revolving credit agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Financial institution amends credit facility with infrastructure services company to finance acquisition of developer or modifier of computer software and packagingJones Day represented a financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment to its existing credit facility with an infrastructure services company to finance its acquisition of a developer or modifier of computer software and packaging.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs issues $725 million of 6.75% Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. ("Cliffs"), a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of $725 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs obtains $2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., a large vertically integrated producer of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with a $2 billion asset-based revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Wells Fargo amends loan agreement for non-public REITJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as an arranger, in connection with a fifth amended and restated loan agreement provided to a non-public REIT which, among other things, provided for a revolving credit facility in a decreased maximum aggregate principal amount of $150 million and a new delayed draw term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $75 million.
  • Blue Sea Capital acquires Innovative FlexPakJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition and related financing of Innovative FlexPak, a developer, formulator, and provider of single-serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company acquires Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi TechnologiesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Trialon Corporation of Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi Technologies.
  • Well Fargo refinances $1.6 billion credit agreement with publicly traded real estate investment trustJones Day represented Well Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a publicly traded real estate investment trust’s $1.6 billion credit agreement, pursuant to which the $600 million revolving credit facility and $400 million tranche A-2 term loan credit facility were refinanced and extended.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company Banner Solutions to Tailwind CapitalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company Banner Solutions, a leading wholesaler of door hardware, to Tailwind Capital.
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