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Scott M. Zimmerman

Dechert LLP

New York, NY, USA


Scott M. Zimmerman, head of the firm’s leveraged finance practice, has extensive experience representing public and private companies, private equity firms, and commercial and institutional providers of senior debt and mezzanine capital on a broad range of financing transactions, including public and private equity and debt offerings, secured lending, recapitalizations, and restructurings.

As a result of these diverse representations, he sees a wide range of transactions and is relied upon for his current knowledge of market terms and conditions. His lender clients include business development companies, such as Prospect Capital Corporation and Alcentra Capital Corporation, mezzanine debt funds, including Norwest Mezzanine Partners and GarMark Partners, and financial institutions, such as Prudential Insurance Company of America. In addition, he represents leading private equity firms, such as affiliates of Bregal Partners, Court Square Capital Partners, Bruckman, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., H.I.G. Capital, Versa Capital Partners, Centre Partners, and Sterling Investment Partners, and their portfolio companies, in acquisition financings and recapitalization transactions. He also has represented numerous strategics across a variety of industry sectors in domestic and cross-border transactions, including, most recently, BioScrip, Inc., El Tejar and H&E Equipment.

Mr. Zimmerman is listed as a recommended lawyer for commercial lending in The Legal 500 (U.S.), which noted in a previous edition that he “clearly know(s) leveraged finance inside out” and “has the ability to handle complex, syndicated transactions in a diplomatic fashion.”

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