Matthew F. Furlong advises banks, finance companies, hedge funds, and borrowers with a range of finance and business matters. He handles US and international debt financings, debt restructurings, asset–based credit facilities, second–lien credit facilities, acquisition and retail finance, and multinational credit facilities. He has worked extensively in the retail, restaurant, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Matthew also advises borrowers and lenders with sports financings and restructuring. His clients have included major league baseball, football, and hockey teams.
Represented agent and arrangers in financings to a national insurance company and its subsidiary. The financings include a $4 billion multiyear credit facility, a $3 billion delayed draw term loan, and a $2 billion revolving credit facility.
Represented agent and arranger in connection with a $2.2 billion unsecured revolving facility to a financial, retirement, investment and insurance company.
Represented agent and arranger in connection with a $1 billion senior secured asset-based credit facility to a national retailer.
Represented agent and arranger in connection with a $4 billion senior secured credit facility to a pharmaceutical company in connection with a strategic acquisition.
Represented agent and arranger in a $150 million senior secured credit facility to finance the acquisition of a multi-specialty physician group.
Represented a national lending institution as an agent in a $70 million credit facility to a domestic textile manufacturer and in an $80 million acquisition credit facility to a US and Canadian industrial manufacturer.
Represented a national lending institution as an agent in a $140 million credit facility to a Puerto Rican cable system operator.
Represented a major-league baseball team in a $350 million acquisition financing and in a $250 million stadium securitization financing.
Represented a national lending institution as an agent in a $370 million acquisition credit facility of a life insurer.
Represented a mezzanine fund in mezzanine financing transactions to a chemical manufacturer, a stone processing company, and a multinational battery producer.
Represented the retail finance division of a leading lending institution in a DIP financing facility to a consumer electronics retailer.
Represented a high-yield fund in a $92 million second lien loan to a sporting goods retailer and in a $40 million second lien loan to a carpet manufacturer.
Represented the commercial finance division of a major US conglomerate in a $700 million credit facility to a home products retailer.
Represented an investment fund in a $26 million second lien credit facility to a leading international engine supplier and in a $50 million second lien credit facility to a major marketing firm.
Represented an investment fund in a $15 million second lien credit facility to a legal document services firm.
Boston College Law School, 1994, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
University of Chicago, 1989, B.A., Cum Laude
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2008–2020)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2009–2020)
Recommended, Finance: Commercial lending: advice to lenders, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018, 2020)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, ABA Task Force on Model Deposit Account Control Agreement
Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Member, Boston Bar Association
Adjunct Faculty, Suffolk University Law School, Secured Transactions (2004–2009)