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Vanessa M. Pronovost

Associate
+1.503.226.5789
Fax +1.503.248.9085
Vanessa Pronovost is an associate in the firm’s Portland office, focusing her practice on sophisticated finance transactions, including domestic and international acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, project finance and asset-backed finance. Vanessa’s clients include private equity funds; investment, commercial and development banks; project sponsors and borrowers. Her energy industry experience includes representation of lenders and borrowers, private companies and other project participants in connection with the financing and private acquisition of renewable and conventional power generation facilities including solar, wind, hydropower, cogeneration, landfill gas, and pumped storage. Her infrastructure experience includes representation of borrowers and lenders in connection with a number of port expansion financings.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Pronovost was a project finance associate for a major international law firm based in New York, where she worked on sophisticated financing transactions of major energy and other infrastructure facilities in the United States, Latin America and the Middle East.

  • Represented Vigor Industrial LLC in connection with the senior secured leveraged acquisition financing of a leading manufacturer of aluminum vessels in Washington State and a subordinated notes issuance.
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with the $46 million senior secured and mezzanine leveraged acquisition financing of a leading provider of automotive parts based in Washington state.
  • Represented Endeavour SEAM as lenders in connection with the mezzanine leveraged acquisition financing of and equity investment in a leading developer and manufacturer of machine gun mounts and cartridge actuated devices.
  • Represented a national provider of minimally invasive spine procedures in connection with a senior secured $20.5 million term and revolving loan facility used to pay a dividend, for working capital purposes and to finance future acquisitions
  • Represented a developer of renewable energy projects in connection with a senior secured $2 million development loan for the development of projects in Mexico
  • Represented an agricultural credit association  in connection with a senior secured $40 million term and revolving credit facilities to a potato processing company located in Washington state to repay existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with a $20.5 million senior secured asset-based revolver and term loan in connection with the acquisition of a manufacturer of storage sheds, utility buildings and playhouses
  • Represented a producer of acai-based food and beverages in connection with a $12.5 million asset-based revolving credit and factoring facility
  • Represented a retailer of trendy, brand-name clothing, shoes and skateboarding and snowboarding gear in connection with a $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility to refinance existing indebtedness, acquire working capital assets and finance capital expenditures
  • Represented an organic raw food product producer in connection with a $3,700,000 term loan from a U.S. government agency for the design, construction, commissioning and supply chain development for a coconut sugar and coconut by-product processing facility in Indonesia