Peter J. Antoszyk is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Groups.
Peter represents more than 50 private credit funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, BDCs, insurance companies, hedge funds, finance companies, SBICs and other direct credit funds on arranged, syndicated and “club” private credit transactions ranging from $15 million to $1 billion. Peter has extensive experience with sponsor and strategic acquisition financing, dividend recapitalizations, growth capital loans, and cross-border finance transactions in North America and Europe across a wide array of industries including consumer, restaurant, and retail; manufacturing; science and technology; medical and medical device; and energy and energy related industries. Structures include uni-tranche, one-stops, first-in/last out financings, second lien loans, subordinated term loans, mezzanine, holdco structures, synthetic mezzanine, "silent firsts" and other innovative private credit structures.
Peter has been at the forefront of developing the unitranche and agreement among lender structures.
Peter also has deep experience in special situations, bankruptcies and insolvencies, including in out-of-court debt-for-equity exchanges, section 363 acquisitions, DIP financings, chapter 11 plan acquisitions and restructurings, and other creditor rights strategies in both domestic and foreign jurisdictions. Peter combines his extensive insolvency and finance experiences to counsel clients not only on structuring financing transactions (including intercreditor issues) but also throughout any workout, restructurings or insolvency proceedings.
Chambers USA notes that Peter is "not only great at documenting deals, but he’s also a tremendous restructuring attorney”; he “understands the legal issues and the commercial dynamics too; he is “incredibly effective and practiced”.
Peter lectures and writes articles for industry publications and has been quoted in Private Debt Investor, Financier Worldwide, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Deal, The Secured Lender and other publications and appeared on CNN Street Sweep.
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