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Carter Clements


Carter’s experience includes advising leading financial institutions, commercial and investment banks, direct lenders, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors on a broad range of financing matters.
These include syndicated and direct lending leveraged acquisition financings (both domestic and cross-border), asset-based financings and investment grade lending transactions.


Representative matters

JPMorgan Chase, as Administrative Agent, in connection with a $5 billion revolving credit facility for Abbott Laboratories.

The Arrangers in connection with a $2 billion financing for the acquisition of Bayer Environmental Science by Cinven.

Dell Financial Services as sponsor of a Rule 144A/Regulation S private placement of $1.292 billion in asset-backed notes issued by Dell Equipment Finance, collateralized by a pool of receivables relating to the financing of equipment, software licenses and services.

Pro bono

The Nature Conservancy pro bono in the creation of “Blue Bonds” to refinance $500 million of Gabon’s national debt which will generate an expected $163 million in new funding for ocean conservation.

The Nature Conservancy on an innovative financial deal that will enable the Government of Barbados to redirect a portion of its sovereign debt service into marine conservation funding in support of the nation’s commitment to conserve approximately 30% of its ocean and sustainably develop its blue economy.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

CFA Charterholder



Washington, DC, 2023

Tennessee State, 2014

New York State (First Dept), 2005


Bachelor of Arts, English, Sewanee: The University of the South, 1996

J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2004

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.