Welcoming Our New Partners: Smridhi Gulati and Ryan McNaughton

We are pleased to welcome two new partners to Cadwalader: Leveraged Finance & Private Credit partner Smridhi Gulati in London and Specialty Finance & Securitization partner Ryan McNaughton in New York. 

Smridhi joins Cadwalader from Dechert in the latest in a series of high-profile additions to the practice. London partners Matthew Smith and Bevis Metcalfe joined in 2022, and a four-partner, U.S.-based team – Ronald Lovelace, Patrick Yingling, Jared Zajac and Joseph Polonsky – joined in January. Also recently joining the group in London were ESG Finance and Investment partner Sukhvir Basran and special counsel Andrew Vickers.

Smridhi advises private credit funds, banks, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on domestic and international leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. She also has considerable experience in executing and restructuring complex private credit transactions at all levels of the capital structure.

Read more on Smridhi here.

Ryan joins Cadwalader from King & Spalding and represents banks, broker-dealers and other financial institutions and private equity and asset management firms as issuers, underwriters, lenders and investors in structured and corporate finance transactions, securities offerings (public and private) and credit facilities. Ryan has a particular focus on esoteric asset-backed securities (ABS), including asset classes and transactions such as whole business and other operating asset securitizations, music and media royalty transactions, oil and gas interests, franchise concepts, digital infrastructure, cell towers, data center and distributed antenna operators, solar and renewable energy assets, transportation assets, outdoor advertising receivables, ground leases, and specialty real estate lending transactions. 

Ryan’s addition expands Cadwalader’s leveraged and acquisition finance capabilities, as he regularly advises private equity and asset management firms and investors in the structuring, diligence and execution of asset-based acquisition financings and related warehousing and securitizations. Ryan will be reunited with his former colleagues Ronald Lovelace, Patrick Yingling, Jared Zajac and Joseph Polonsky, a market-leading leveraged finance team from King & Spalding that also recently joined Cadwalader, and who had all worked closely with Ryan in executing some of the largest whole business securitizations and novel structured leveraged finance transactions in the market.

Read more on Ryan here.


April 30, 2023
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