Kevin C. Dooley
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Kevin C. Dooley

Partner
dooley.kevin@dorsey.com

Overview

Kevin consistently guides clients to successful outcomes in private sector debt and equity finance transactions.

Kevin uses his extensive experience in the Twin Cities region and nationally as a trusted advisor in large law firm practice and as a former General Counsel in the private equity industry to advise institutional providers of debt and equity capital in connection with private middle-market mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations.

Kevin has particularly deep experience in representing mezzanine debt funds. He also provides general corporate advice to private business owners.

Education & Admissions

Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude

St. Lawrence University (B.A.), cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Honorable George H. Barlow

Experience

Representative Transactions

Kevin’s recent representative transactions on behalf of institutional investor clients include:

Senior Debt

  • $37 million secured revolving credit and term loan facility – food service industry marketing services roll up
  • $23 MM secured revolving credit and term loan facility – design engineering and manufacturing contractor to  aerospace and defense industries
  • $30 million secured senior debt and equity co-investment – toxicology and pathology diagnostic lab testing services to clinical health care providers
  • $40 million secured senior debt acquisition facility – dental clinic facility roll up
  • $16 million secured senior debt and preferred equity co-investment – developer of video surveillance software systems 

Mezzanine Debt 

  • $61 MM unsecured subordinated debt and delayed draw facility and equity co investment – pallet supplier
  • $31 MM unsecured subordinated debt and equity co investment – cosmetics manufacturer
  • $14 MM secured subordinated debt and equity co investment – wireless internet service provider 
  • $17 MM secured subordinated debt and equity co investment – commercial and residential lighting systems distributor
  • $70 million unsecured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – physical, occupational and speech therapy services for skilled nursing facilities
  • $40 million tranche B secured debt and equity co-investment – steel mill facility construction
  • $35 million unsecured subordinated debt and participating equity investment – provider of health care information management systems
  • $27 million unsecured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – over-the-road transportation and logistics provider
  • $12 million secured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – grower and distributor of cut bulb and field flowers
  • $40 million unsecured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – custom precision engineered production tools for automotive industry
  • $13 million unsecured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – opioid treatment centers         
  • $17 million unsecured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – outpatient physical therapy provider
  • $16 million mezzanine construction loan – residential apartment complex 
  • $24 million secured subordinated debt and equity co-investment – fruit and vegetable distributor 
  • $17 million secured subordinated debt with warrants investment – propane and heating oil distributor 

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey & Whitney Names New Partners

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Past Board Member - Lake Country School
  • Past Board Member - US Lacrosse Foundation
  • Past Board Member - Trust for Public Land (Minnesota Chapter)
  • Past Board Member - Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve
  • Past Adjunct Faculty Member - University of Minnesota Law School
Kevin C. Dooley