Matthew J.Gherlein (Matt)


Cleveland + 1.216.586.1033

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

Banks and private credit funds for which Matt has worked on substantial matters include KeyBank, Citizens Bank, PNC Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Crestline Investors. Matt also works on financing-related matters for a number of public companies, including, among others, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, La-Z-Boy, SITE Centers Corp., and The Timken Company, and private equity funds, including, among others, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, The Riverside Company, Norwest Equity Partners, and Blue Point Capital Partners.


  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, Inc.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of Resource Innovations, Inc. (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires United Sports BrandsJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of United Sports Brands, a global leader in sports performance and protective products, including the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, Nathan, PEARL iZUMi, and Glukos brands.
  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day advised investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners.
  • KeyBank provides incremental loan for Secretariat’s acquisition of Lighthouse Consulting GroupJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an incremental loan for the acquisition of Lighthouse Consulting Group by Secretariat Advisors LLC, a sponsor-backed borrower.
  • Citizens Bank amends and extends senior secured revolving credit facility for CrossAmerica Partners LPJones Day represented Citizens Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent, and lead arranger, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a senior secured revolving credit facility to CrossAmerica Partners LP, a distributor of branded petroleum for motor vehicles, and a subsidiary co-borrower.
  • Timken amends and restates $1.15 billion credit facilityJones Day represented The Timken Company, a global leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion products, in connection with an amended and restated credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A. and KeyBank, National Association, as co-administrative agents, which consisted of a $750 million revolving credit facility and a $400 million term loan facility.
  • Marathon Petroleum obtains $5 billion revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation in connection with a new $5 billion revolving credit facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • MPLX obtains $2 billion revolving credit facilityJones Day represented MPLX LP in connection with a new $2 billion revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
  • SITE Centers refinances $1.15 billion revolving and term loan facilitiesJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., an owner of open-air shopping centers in suburban, high household income communities, in connection with the refinancing of its $950 million revolving credit facility and $200 million term loan credit facility.