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Session K

Getting to the Close: Understanding the Evolving Structure of Deal Finance

Presented By: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff / Truist

The changing dynamics of financing M&A deals has become almost a moving target in today's economic climate. But deals are still being completed. Join a prominent private equity firm executive, the leader of a co-investment fund, a senior lender, and a deal attorney as they discuss how rising interest rates and external economic pressures are reshaping the financing landscape in real time. From innovative strategies and complex capital stacks to creative deal structures, this conversation will provide valuable insights for businesses seeking to secure financing in today's fast-paced environment. 


Doug Muszynski
Market President

Doug is the Central Ohio Market President for Truist, leading a team of bankers to grow, retain, and attract long term client relationships and serve as our client’s trusted financial partner by leveraging deep industry knowledge and best in class advisory solutions. Prior to joining Truist, Doug held leadership roles in Corporate Banking and Credit Administration with Central Ohio financial institutions.


Kevin Humphries
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

Kevin advises publicly and privately held companies on a broad range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, minority investments and other strategic transactions and general corporate matters. Kevin has represented both leading and emerging private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, on transactions across sectors, and has substantial experience in software, healthcare, consumer retail, manufacturing and industrial transactions among others.

Kevin also has substantial experience representing institutional investors on fund investments and co-investments, and previously served as lead counsel to the Alternative Investments department STRS Ohio, an $88 billion public pension fund, where he assisted with structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions exceeding $3.5 billion in invested capital and helped establish the fund’s direct and co-investment programs.

Prior to joining Benesch, Kevin was a corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Nathan McGill
Managing Director
Grandview Partners

Nathan is the Managing Director of Grandview Partners. He has spent his career directly investing in lower middle market companies across a wide range of industries. Nathan has executed nearly $400 million of private equity and debt investments (subordinated debt, preferred equity, minority/majority common equity) in a variety of transaction types, including management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital investments.


Patrick Shevelson
Vice President
Stonehenge Partners



Conference Location

401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tel: (614) 384-8600