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

  • MPE Partners acquires and recapitalizes Hi-Tech IndustriesJones Day represented MPE Partners in the acquisition, financing, and recapitalization of Hi-Tech Industries, a leading provider of consumable vehicle detailing and reconditioning products to the professional and do-it-yourself markets.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Transplant ConnectJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company inVita Healthcare Technologies of Transplant Connect, whose iTransplantSM software facilitates the donation, transplantation and research of human biologics (including organs, tissues, corneas and birth tissue).
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners provides term loans to North Haven Goldfinch Topco, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, as sponsor, in connection with term loans provided to North Haven Goldfinch Topco, LLC related to its indirect subsidiary's acquisition of Omega Packaging.
  • Blue Sea Capital sells RESA Power to InvestcorpJones Day represented Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of RESA Power, a provider of electrical services and products for industrial, commercial, institutional, government, and utility end-users across North America, to Investcorp.
  • HCI Equity Partners-backed SDS Rx acquires Mission Critical Delivery SolutionsJones Day advised HCI Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company SDS Rx of Mission Critical Delivery Solutions, headquartered in Bangor, Maine.
  • Wells Fargo and other lenders provide $500 million revolving credit facility to large private real estate developerJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $500 million senior unsecured credit facility to refinance a large private real estate developer's existing debt obligations and for other general corporate purposes.
  • Wells Fargo provides $1.65 billion unsecured credit facility to self-administered real estate investment trustJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $1.65 billion unsecured credit facility, comprised of a $1.3 billion revolving credit facility and a $350 million term loan facility, provided to a self-administered real estate investment trust.
  • KeyBank provides $57 million credit facility for acquisition financing of real estate transaction services providerJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $57 million credit facility for the acquisition financing of a real estate transaction services provider by a leading private equity firm and the termination of the real estate transaction services provider’s prior facility with KeyBank.
  • Riverside portfolio companies acquire Intarome Fragrance CorporationJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio companies Premier Specialties, Inc. and Fragrance Solutions Corporation of Intarome Fragrance Corporation, creating a disruptive new fragrance house in the middle-market founded upon decades of experience from three separate well-respected companies.
  • PNC Bank amends and restates $308 million term loan credit facility for REIT operating partnershipJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $308 million unsecured amended and restated term loan credit facility provided to a REIT operating partnership.
  • PNC Bank amends and restates $850 million revolving credit facility for REIT operating partnershipJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $850 million unsecured second amended and restated revolving credit facility provided to a REIT operating partnership.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Nivel Parts & ManufacturingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing of Nivel Parts & Manufacturing Co., LLC, a global manufacturer, distributor, and seller of aftermarket parts and accessories for niche vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires STACS DNAJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company InVita Healthcare Technologies of STACS DNA, which provides sample tracking and lab management software used by forensic DNA labs and healthcare organizations.
  • PNC Bank provides $1.4 billion unsecured credit facility to AIMCO Properties, L.P.Jones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $1.4 billion unsecured credit facility provided to AIMCO Properties, L.P.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PROHealth Home Care Services, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Best Life Brands, LLC (BLB), a family of companies focused on the well-being of clients along the continuum of senior care, of PROHealth Home Care Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California.
  • Bank of America amends asset-based revolving credit facility for Commercial Vehicle GroupJones Day represented Bank of America, N.A., as agent and a lender, in connection with an amendment to its asset-based revolving credit facility provided to Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative component systems to improve performance, and certain of its subsidiaries.
  • 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.