With his wealth of knowledge and experience in a broad range of commercial financing matters, Edward "Ned" Purdon guides private equity and corporate clients alike through the challenges of a deal. A partner in our banking group, Ned knows how to structure and negotiate secured and unsecured financing transactions.

He represents clients from a variety of industries, including private equity, health care and life sciences, and REITs, as well as aerospace and defense, energy, agriculture, entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and telecoms. Ned advises clients with strategic and middle market acquisition financings, syndicated loans for investment grade and non-investment grade issuers, asset-based lending transactions, mezzanine financings, letters of credit, intercreditor arrangements, and multicurrency facilities.

Prior to joining our legal practice, Ned was an associate in the New York office of an international law firm, where he represented Wall Street financial institutions in structured finance and other corporate matters.

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, cum laude, 2004

B.A., Indiana University, with high distinction, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

One Rock Capital Partners in a number of acquisition financings, including One Rock's acquisitions of Airxcel and Compass Chemical.

Various other private equity firms in acquisition financings, including the acquisition of a dialysis provider and a vision care product provider.

An investment fund in a US$150m financing of its Asian real estate investment portfolio.

A public satellite launch and manufacturing company with an extensive government contracting business in a series of syndicated bank financings.

Various real estate investment trusts in portfolio financings.