Mitch Purvis is an accomplished commercial finance and corporate attorney. Over the course of his 40+ year career Mitch has helped lenders complete dozens of debt financing transactions, and has advised businesses of all sizes on their corporate and M&A needs. His pragmatic, business-focused outlook and deep corporate and commercial finance experience help drive his clients’ deals forward to completion.
A former chair of the State Bar of Georgia Corporate and Banking Law Section, Mitch assists banks and other lending institutions in debt financings, including both single-lender and syndicated loan transactions. He structures, documents, and closes loans, including asset-based, revolving and term credit facilities, and he also works on loan workouts, restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financing. Mitch's corporate practice involves counseling businesses in a wide variety of industries on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, contracting and corporate governance matters.
Mitch is focused on helping his clients achieve their objectives in the most efficient way possible. With a collaborative style that ensures deals stay on track, Mitch’s presence on the deal team consistently leads to excellent outcomes.
Represented a national bank, as agent, in initial acquisition financing of, successive private equity purchases of, and several strategic add-on acquisitions by, a distributor of electronic security products with U.S. and Canadian operations, providing continuity of legal service and the efficiencies of deal familiarity over the entire course of the lender client’s multi-year relationship with its borrower customer.
Acted as counsel to a national bank, as sole lender and as agent and lender, and in subsequent syndicated refinancing of secured credit facility for an environmental services company.
Represented a regional bank that provided acquisition financing to a quarry company that was purchased by an equity sponsor in a 363 sale. The financing was secured by quarry assets in dozens of locations spread across two counties.
Served as counsel to a regional bank, as agent, for syndicated revolving credit facility, the process of which provides acquisition financing of an aviation services company, including the negotiation of complex intercreditor arrangements.
Represented a regional bank, as sole lender, in acquisition by a private equity group of a trucking company having multi-state locations and extensive rolling stock as collateral.
Represented affiliated distributor entities, as borrowers, in the negotiation and closing of a bank-provided secured asset- based revolving credit and term loan facility and a secured mezzanine loan facility with a new private equity fund, the proceeds of which were used to refinance an existing credit facility and to fund the borrowers’ capital restructuring. The firm assisted the client in realizing its goals for the management team’s reacquisition of majority equity ownership and control, obtaining a source of funding for future acquisitions and allowing the transition of ownership to the next generation of owner/managers.