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Nicholas A. Palumbo


Extensive experience in structuring and negotiating a wide range of direct lending and private credit transactions.

Nick has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating direct lending and private credit transactions, including senior stretch and unitranche facilities, secured and unsecured syndicated loans, second-lien and recurring revenue transactions, asset-based credit facilities, subscription line credit facilities, subordinated loans and mezzanine financings.

Experience highlights

Direct Lending Representations
  • $4.7 billion financing for Kaseya’s acquisition of Datto
  • $1.52 billion financing to Parts Town
  • $1.1 billion financing to Greencross Vets
  • $635 million financing for acquisition of the Whitcraft Group and Paradigm Precision
  • Financing for Operative Media
  • Financing for Symphony Technology Group’s acquisition of Wrike
  • Financing for Gemspring Capital’s acquisition of Midland Industries
  • Financing for Francisco Partners’ investment in Accela
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Navigating challenging markets



Chambers USA – Banking & Finance, New York

Legal 500 U.S. – Commercial Lending, Next Generation Partner

IFLR1000 – Banking, United States

A client says Nick is “a thought leader among a small group of direct lending lawyers in the market today, with the skill set and deal experience to opine on traditional middle market deals and billion dollar plus syndicated private deals.”

J.D., Brooklyn Law School
  • magna cum laude
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
B.S., New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Professional history
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2021-present
  • Partner, White & Case, 2018-2021
  • Partner, Goodwin Procter, 2013-2018
  • Associate, Goodwin Procter, 2010-2013
  • Associate, White & Case, 2004-2010
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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