Gus is Global Co-Head of Debt Finance (Leveraged Finance & Financing Solutions) and Private Capital Sector Lead. He focuses on all aspects of private finance transactions, including leveraged financing transactions ranging from syndicated senior facilities, second-lien facilities, leveraged buyouts and debt restructurings to recapitalizations and debt investments. He also assists equity and debt funds in raising fund-level financings.
Gus represents private equity sponsors, financial institutions, public and private companies, hedge funds, debt funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices, and his clients include Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, Atlas Holdings, TerraMar Capital, Valvoline, U.S. Farathane, Motus Integrated Technologies, CVS Health, CSW Industrials, Quest Diagnostics, Chefs'  Warehouse, Advantage Solutions, Avantor, Human Security, People Corporation, DOXA Insurance, GoldenTree Asset Management, Tudor Investment Corporation, Maverick Capital, Digital Infrastructure Holdings, and a number of large U.S. and Middle Eastern family offices.


Representative matters

Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition financing of DOXA Insurance.

Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition financing of People Corporation.

CVS Health Corporation, as Borrower, on a $5 billion term loan facility to finance a portion of CVS’ approximately $10.9 billion acquisition of Oak Street Health.

Volta, as Borrower on a subordinated secured delayed draw term loan facility of up to $20 million with Equilon Enterprises d/b/a Shell Oil Products US. 

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Alternative Financing Solutions, ACG DealMAX, May 2023
Panelist, Current Trends in Direct Lending, Refinitiv LPC’s Spring 2022 Loans Virtual Conference, March 2022


Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000, 2023



New York, 1998
District of Columbia, 2004


B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1994
J.D., Columbia University Law School, 1997
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.