Alexander McClain

Alex McClain is the head of Global Project Finance at Moarbes. He focuses his practice on sovereign funds, secured debt, trade finance, corporate/mezzanine finance, real estate, telecommunications, and energy infrastructure matters. Mr. McClain assists governments, NGOs, and private sector parties seeking to finance, construct, and operate public private partnerships and joint ventures, as well as entities seeking to build capital investments and funds in developing markets.

He also has significant experience handling acquisitions, sales, and roll-ups of companies and real property assets, and he has structured ventures through start-up, capitalization, and exit financings. He works closely with CEOs and CFOs to determine the appropriate equity and debt financing vehicles to meet clients’ transactional requirements.

Alex is experienced in addressing corporate governance, operating and stockholder agreements, joint venture agreements, and related matters for companies. Alex has represented parties in transactions involving private and public debt financings, the acquisition of distressed asset portfolios, and structuring and closing multi-layered debt tranches.

His transactional experience includes: debtor-in-possession and exit financings; workouts and restructurings; private equity financings, including acquisition and leveraged buyout financings; structured, asset-secured, and working capital financings; cash flow financings; factoring and related transactions; second lien financings; investment fund financings, including fund of funds financings; subordinated and mezzanine debt offerings; municipal bond and certificate of participation financings; and alternative collateral financings in the domestic and foreign markets.


Represented energy companies and infrastructure sponsors for projects that exceeded $2.5 billion in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Represented a public home health care company in a $750 million senior secured financing.

Structured joint ventures for oil, gas, solar, and wind power generating projects.

Negotiated and closed debt financings ranging from $5 million to 2.5 billion for private and public companies, including senior loans, mezzanine loans, and project finance.

Washington and Lee School of Law (J.D.)
Northwestern University (B.S.)