Jones Day welcomes Matthew Jones to Houston Office as partner in Financial Markets Practice

Matthew Jones has joined the Firm as a partner in the Financial Markets Practice. He is based in Houston.

With particular focus on advising clients in the oil and gas and other commodity industries, Mr. Jones has many years of experience representing public and private borrowers, private equity sponsors, and lenders in complex financing transactions. He has also advised clients that are navigating forbearance, workout, and bankruptcy matters. He regularly counsels companies on structuring, negotiating, and documenting all types of syndicated lending transactions, acquisition financings, asset-based lending facilities, reserve-based lending transactions, and revolving and term loans.

"Matthew has significant experience advising both borrowers and lenders in a variety of high-stakes financing transactions, especially with matters involving complex debt structures, in both capital markets and private equity deals," said Brett Barragate, chair of the Americas region of the Financial Markets Practice. "This experience is an excellent complement to the kinds of transactions our practice leads for the Firm's clients and I'm delighted to welcome him to Jones Day."

At Jones Day, Mr. Jones joins a team of nearly 320 lawyers worldwide in the Financial Markets Practice, who advise clients on the full range of complex cross-border financial transactions, regulatory matters, investigations, and litigation. The practice represents a diverse client base of global financial institutions, issuers, borrowers, funds, asset managers, and fintech companies. Jones Day's Financial Markets Practice has helped clients close more than $1 trillion in financing transactions over the last five years, including many precedent-setting financings.

"We have a strong focus on the energy industry and guide regional and global clients through complex transactions in the United States and abroad," said Lyle Ganske, Partner-in-Charge of the Houston Office. "Having advised private equity sponsors, borrowers, and lenders across Texas and elsewhere in the creation of numerous financing structures to get deals done, including multiple transactions in excess of $1 billion, Matthew's experience adds to our deep capabilities in Houston and we look forward to working with him."

"Matthew has worked on complex financing transactions involving a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, and industrial companies throughout the United States and elsewhere in the world," said Matt Kairis, Jones Day's Partner-in-Charge for the Texas Region. "He is a valuable addition to our strong Financial Markets team in Texas."

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