Peter J. Antoszyk is a partner in the Corporate Department, a member of The Private Credit Group and co-head of the Private Credit Restructuring Group. Peter is also a member of the Firm’s cross-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional Coronavirus Response Team.
Peter represents direct lenders, private credit funds, asset managers, alternative lenders, sovereign wealth funds, BDCs, insurance companies, hedge funds, finance companies, and other direct credit funds on arranged, syndicated and “club” direct lending transactions ranging from $15 million to $1 billion. Peter has extensive experience with acquisition financing, dividend recapitalizations, growth capital loans, and cross-border finance transactions for sponsor and non-sponsor backed financings in North America and Europe across a wide array of industries including consumer, and retail; manufacturing; science and technology; health care; 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", preferred equity and other innovative private credit structures.
Peter has been at the forefront of developing the unitranche and agreement among lender structures.
Peter also has over 25 years of experience in special situations, bankruptcies and insolvencies, including in out-of-court debt-for-equity exchanges, section 363 acquisitions, Debtor-in-possesion (DIP) financings, exit financings, chapter 11 plan acquisitions and restructuring (including restructuring support arguments), 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, exercise of remedies restructuring 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.