Justin Breen is head of the Leveraged Finance Group and a member of Private Credit Group. His principal focus is the representation of leading private credit providers in complex corporate finance transactions, including leveraged sponsor buyouts, acquisition financings and recapitalization transactions. He also has deep experience with non-traditional equity transactions, including debt-like preferred equity as third party financing, equity kickers and co-investments for private credit investors and debt for equity swaps involving troubled companies. Justin’s clients include leading investment banks, institutional investors, direct lenders, private debt funds and business development companies and he advises these clients on a broad range of financing transactions, including syndicated and non-syndicated senior and senior "stretch" loans, unitranche facilities, second lien financings, mezzanine financings, high yield bonds and structured preferred equity.
Justin has closed finance transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $100 billion. His clients consistently include the most active players in the upper middle market, including Ares Capital, Antares Capital, Golub Capital, Jefferies Finance, Morgan Stanley, NXT Capital and Varagon Capital.
Justin’s experience extends across a variety of industries, including energy, retail, media, communications, gaming, pharmaceuticals, biotech, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, technology, healthcare, security and food services.