Orrick Adds Debt Financing Rising Star in London

1 minute read | January.23.2024

  • Mae Morter joins Orrick as a partner in London. She advises financial institutions, funds, sponsors and corporations on domestic and cross-border leveraged finance transactions, private credit, acquisition finance, venture financings and debt restructurings at all levels of the capital structure.
  • Mae brings a strong skill set in leveraged finance, the debt aspects of venture financing and private credit and will collaborate with Orrick’s No. 1 ranking European venture capital team (Pitchbook) and its private credit practice, which is one of the most active in the market.
  • She joins the firm from Weil Gotshal, where she was counsel, and began her career at Allen & Overy.
  • She is fluent in French and has worked in Paris. She also brings in-house experience through secondments at BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs and Oaktree Capital Management.

“We’re excited to add a rising star debt financing advisor who has a proven record working with the most demanding clients in the market,” said London Office Leader Mark Beeley. “Our venture capital practice has been very active, despite the market, closing more than 308 VC/growth deals in 2023, and we look forward to collaborating with Mae to serve our portfolio of private credit clients, which also grew remarkably last year.”

“We look forward to working closely with Mae in serving our private credit clients as they further grow deal making activity in 2024 and beyond,” said Global Head of Private Credit B.J. Rosen.

“I’m excited by the collaborative approach Orrick takes to client service and the firm’s exciting portfolio of funds and companies. I look forward to working with the team to continue Orrick’s record of delivering innovative solutions that address our clients’ unique financing needs,” Mae shared.  

Mae is Orrick’s second partner hire in London this year, following Alfred Weightman, who joined the global renewable PPA team from leading Eastern European solar PV developer GoldenPeaks Capital.