Duane McLaughlin

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

Duane McLaughlin is member of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Duane McLaughlin’s practice focuses on financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Duane joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2007.

He regularly represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and NYSE and NASDAQ-listed U.S. and non-U.S. companies, focusing on bank financings and capital markets debt issuances. Duane has extensive experience in acquisition financing transactions in both the high-grade and leveraged markets, and he has been involved in a number of transactions in Latin America.


  • The arrangers in the financing for Brookfield Asset Management’s $11.4 billion acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust.
  • Cohu in the financing of its $796 million acquisition of Xcerra Corp.
  • Western Digital in the $18.1 billion financing of its acquisition of SanDisk and in the subsequent $7.25 billion refinancing of its credit facilities.
  • A consortium led by TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital, and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in:
    • the $830 million debt financing for the acquisition of DTZ Inc.,
    • the $330 million debt financing for DTZ’s acquisition of Cassidy Turley,
  • TPG Capital, and its portfolio companies, in numerous financing transactions, including:
    • the debt financing for its $2.25 billion acquisitions of RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications, and RCN in the financing of its $2.36 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband; and
    • Kraton Performance Polymers in the $440 million financing of its acquisition of Arizona Chemical.


  • Honorable Denise L Cote, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1998-1999)


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1998
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1993


  • New York


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