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Michael E. Bielby, Jr.

Michael E. Bielby, Jr. Partner, Finance

Michael E. Bielby, Jr. is financial lawyer with a broad range of experience, primarily helping commercial lenders and borrowers negotiate loans. 

His experience with different types of complex loan structures allows him to bring creative solutions to the table. Mike helps his clients navigate a variety of debt financing and hybrid investment transactions, including senior-secured, junior-secured, and mezzanine loans, sponsored- and non-sponsored acquisition financings, and structured financings.

Mike represents commercial banks, private equity and private debt firms, special situation investors, other alternative lenders, and public and private borrowers in a variety of industries, including consumer retail, transportation, manufacturing, medical technology, health care, financial services, and social media. 

Mike is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and sits on the Dallas office’s Diversity Committee. He is also co-chair of the Dallas Bar Association Home Project Committee, which partners with Habitat for Humanity.

Experience Highlights

  • A lead left arranger and administrative agent in a $1.39 billion unsecured revolving credit facility provided to a public natural gas storage, transportation and processing company
  • A special situations investor and its co-investors in a $247.5 million secured term loan credit facility provided to a grid-scale solar generation project development and construction business
  • A private debt capital fund and its co-investor in a $65 million second lien term loan to acquire a custom flavor manufacturing business
  • Daseke, Inc., as borrower, under credit facilities and related debt financing commitments established to support Daseke, Inc.'s merger with a special purpose acquisition company and emergence as a publicly traded company

Energy Financings

  • A lead left arranger and administrative agent in a $1.39 billion unsecured revolving credit facility provided to a public natural gas storage, transportation and processing company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lead arranger, in a $145 million revolving credit facility to a midstream crude oil and natural gas services business
  • An oil and gas exploration and development company in connection with $100 million reserve-based senior secured revolving credit facility
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lead arranger, in a $1.8 billion revolving credit facility provided to a midstream oil and gas holding company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a $650 million revolving credit facility and term loan to Southcross Energy Partners, LP
  • Royal Bank of Canada, as administrative agent and lead arranger, in a combined $455 million of senior secured revolving credit facilities provided to several affiliated midstream oil and gas companies
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lead arranger, in a $170 million revolving credit facility provided to a midstream oil and gas company and its subsidiaries
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as lender, in a $50 million revolving credit facility provided to a midstream gas company and its subsidiaries
  • A lead left arranger in connection with $750 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to midstream natural gas gathering and processing holding company

Hybrid and Multi-Creditor Financings

  • A private debt capital fund and its co-investor in a $65 million second lien term loan to acquire a custom flavor manufacturing business
  • A private debt capital fund in a $40 million subordinated term loan to acquire a pharmaceutical technology business
  • A private debt capital fund in a $26 million subordinated term loan to acquire a biotechnology development business
  • A special situations investor in a $93 million revolver and multi-draw term loan facility provided to a series of marine retail dealerships
  • A special situations investor and its co-investors in a $247.5 million secured term loan credit facility provided to a grid-scale solar generation project development and construction business

Other Financings

  • ArcBest Corporation, as borrower, in a $150 million syndicated senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a publicly traded trucking, transportation, and logistics company
  • An international specialty chemical science and manufacturing business in connection with combined $79 million of multi-currency senior secured revolving and term loan financing
  • Daseke, Inc., as borrower, under credit facilities and related debt financing commitments established to support Daseke, Inc.'s merger with a special purpose acquisition company and emergence as a publicly traded company


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7741
F +1.214.999.7741
mbielby@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
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Mike's Practices

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, 2009 (Associate Editor, University of Illinois Law Review)
  • University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration, B.S.B.A., Accounting and Finance summa cum laude, 2006
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; Illinois
Dallas Bar Association Home Project Co-Chair, 2017-2018