Edward J. Newlands


Edward J. Newlands


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3675 | +1 212 698 3599


Edward J. Newlands, a partner in Dechert’s global finance practice, advises asset managers, private equity sponsors, alternative capital providers and other financial institutions on a broad range of leveraged finance transactions and debt restructurings. Mr. Newlands has extensive experience advising on private equity-backed leveraged acquisition financings in the middle market, and regularly represents borrowers and lenders in fund finance transactions involving business development companies and other permanent capital vehicles. He regularly advises on transactions involving all layers of the capital structure, including senior credit facilities, unitranche facilities, ABL facilities, first lien/second lien financings, subordinated/mezzanine debt, structured equity, recapitalizations and workouts/restructurings. He offers practical and business-oriented solutions taking into account all aspects of his clients’ businesses.

  • Barings on a unitranche financing package to support the acquisition by a UK private equity house of an outsourcing business. 
  • Represented domestic subsidiaries of a global chemical manufacturer in establishing combined term loan and asset-based financing facilities totaling US$1 billion.
  • Represented a global auto parts manufacturer in establishing and refinancing over US$700 million in debt facilities including a high-yield bond offering, domestic and foreign asset-based and cash flow financing facilities and a letter of credit facility.
  • Represented a business development company as lender to a veterinary hospital network in first lien/second lien financing facilities totaling over US$300 million.
  • Represented a fund creditor of a pharmaceutical company in restructuring transactions including debtor-in-possession financings and a US$100 million exit financing arrangement.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of Maryland, B.A., 2006
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, San Diego Law Review
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • California