Felix Dowsley focuses his practice on structuring complex debt transactions. In over 30 years of practice, Felix has developed deep knowledge of the debt market and understands what is “market” for deal terms from both the lender and borrower perspective. In the last three years alone, he has negotiated over $5 billion in debt transactions for public companies, regional and national lenders, and large corporate and middle market borrowers.
Felix’s practice spans many industries, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), healthcare, energy, hospitality, professional sports, government contracting, manufacturing, logistics, wholesale/retail and restaurants. His practice involves:
Felix is known for his practical and goal-oriented approach to helping clients navigate an ever-changing and increasingly competitive business environment.
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused private equity firm
Representation of TT Capital Partners (TTCP), NovaQuest Capital Management (NovaQuest) and Frist Cressey Ventures in its recapitalization and growth equity investment in InformedDNA, the nation’s largest provider of genetic services
Represented TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale to The Eastern Company (Nasdaq: EML), a publicly traded diversified manufacturer, for $81.7 million
Represented of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) in various refinancing transactions in September and October 2019, which successfully refinanced almost $2 billion in indebtedness
Represented Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. in connection with the refinancing of its Gaylord Rockies joint venture’s existing construction and mezzanine loans relating to the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado
We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining experiential food and beverage concept.
Represented Pace Payment Systems, Inc. in its sale to i3 Verticals, Inc. for $52.7 million
Represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing
Represented a professional sports team in the increase and extension of its syndicated secured credit facility to $101 million with Regions Bank as administrative agent
Represented River Associates in its acquisition of a tech focused parking solution company
Chambers USA — Banking & Finance (2010-2020); Real Estate (2003-2010)
Best Lawyers® — Nashville Project Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2021, 2018); Nashville Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2020); Nashville Commercial Transactions/UCC Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2017, 2014); Nashville Securitization and Structured Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2014); Nashville Commercial Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2013)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law (2003-2021)
Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2010, 2014-2019)
Nashville Business Journal “Best of the Bar” (2011-2012)
Nashville Post “Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers” (2011)
Nashville Post “In Charge” (2012-2013)
Tennessee Law Review — Member (1983-1984)