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About Gary

Gary Barnum is a partner of the firm. He has a broad corporate practice, with an emphasis in finance. Gary also has extensive experience in structuring joint ventures, tax-motivated transactions, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. Gary has represented a wide range of companies, including energy companies, financial service companies, manufacturers, retailers and other industry groups.

Transactions that Gary has handled include syndicated credit facilities, private placements (including 144A offerings), public offerings, equipment leasing financing (including capital, operating and synthetic lease arrangements), leveraged lease and project financings, utility financings, asset-backed financings and securitizations, commercial paper programs, and derivative arrangements. Gary also has structured numerous joint ventures, partnerships (and limited liability companies), syndications, mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his significant experience with non-recourse and other project financing arrangements, he has also been involved with a wide variety of tax-motivated transactions, including federal and state energy credit transactions, low-income housing credits and state tax credit programs, and industrial development and pollution control projects.

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Experience

  • In 2019, represented a large food processor doing business in the Western U.S. in connection with a revolving and term loan facility and a separate real estate financing.
  • In 2019, represented a European-based investment fund in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of wind-powered generation assets.
  • In 2019, represented a Northwest utility in connection with a term loan.
  • In 2018, represented NANA Regional Corporation in connection with a borrowing of a $170 million term loan and obtaining a new $130 million revolving credit facility from a syndicate of lenders together with the redemption of outstanding senior notes previously issued by one of its subsidiaries, NANA Development Corporation (NDC).
  • Represented a major equipment leasing company in connection with the development of a leasing program.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in connection with the structuring and financing of the acquisition of a majority interest in an international manufacturer of aerial work platforms, with operations in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Represented a borrower in connection with a $60 million secured private placement with a group of insurance companies.
  • Represented a borrower in connection with a $45 million New Market Tax Credit financing of Oregon timberland.
  • Represented StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. in connection with a public placement of $250 million of notes.
  • Represented Precision Castparts, Corp. in connection with a public placement of $3 billion of notes.
  • Represented a Northwest automobile dealer in connection with the secured financing of the acquisition of multiple locations.
  • In 2013, represented Ahern Rentals, Inc. in connection with the emergence from bankruptcy, including a $420 million 144A secured note offering and a $350 million ABL credit facility. The total financing was recognized by M&A Advisor as the “Restructuring Deal of 2013” in the $500 million to a $1 billion category.
  • Represented a borrower in connection with a $220 million 144A private placement of fixed rate notes and a $75 million 144A private placement of delayed draw floating rate notes.
  • Represented a developer in connection with a $40 million financing for a gas storage project.
  • Represented one of the world’s leading providers of computer memory and other advanced semiconductor products in the structuring and financing of a 50/50 joint venture with Australia’s largest integrated energy company, focusing on developing solar photovoltaic technology and products.
  • Represented equity investors in connection with investments in IRC §45-qualified wind projects throughout the United States.
  • Represented developer in connection with the financing of a 10-megawatt geothermal electric-generation project.
  • Represented a power generation company in separate transactions in connection with the purchase and sale of multiple power projects located in California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan and Nevada.
  • Represented a power generation company in an asset-backed private placement of notes, combined with a term loan facility, involving the financing of multiple natural gas-fired combined cycle facilities.
  • Represented a power generation company in the sale of its general partnership and carried interest in a 240-megawatt natural gas-fired cogeneration power production facility (and had previously represented this company in connection with the original construction financing, long-term financing, refinancing and syndication).
  • Represented a power generation company in the sale of its general and limited partnership interest in a 25.3-megawatt waste-to-energy power production facility.
  • Represented a power generation company in the development, construction and financing of several waste-to-energy power production facilities.
  • Represented a finance company in connection with the financing of several geothermal power production facilities.
  • Represented a national syndicator in connection with multiple syndications to various institutional investors of investment funds engaged in the acquisition, development and operation of federal tax-credit affordable housing projects throughout the United States.
  • Represented developers in the development, construction and financing of federal tax-credit affordable housing projects throughout the United States.
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