Geoffrey R. Peck

Geoffrey R. Peck

Partner

New York, (212) 336-4183

Education

Boston University (B.A., 1995)
Boston University (B.S., 1995)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1998)

Bar Admissions

New York

Geoffrey Peck is a banking and finance partner based in the New York office. Mr. Peck has extensive experience representing investment banks, commercial banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, business development companies, asset managers, specialty finance companies, borrowers and issuers in large-cap, middle market and mezzanine financings and restructurings.

His experience is domestic and cross-border, with particular experience with Caribbean and Latin American transactions, and covers a broad range of transactions, including acquisition financings, first/second lien financings, unitranche financings, subordinated financings, hybrid debt/equity financings, bridge financings, preferred equity financings, asset-based financings, private placements, project and infrastructure financings, trade financings and subscription-backed financings. Mr. Peck has led three separate transactions named ‘Deal of the Year’ by leading industry publications.

Mr. Peck also regularly represents clients in connection with insolvency matters, including complex workouts and restructurings, DIP financings, exit financings, secondary trading of debt and equity, and analysis of special situations trading opportunities.

Mr. Peck maintains an active pro bono practice, including recent representations of Women’s World Bank and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Peck is a member of the board of trustees of GAIA, a non-profit organization providing health services in Malawi.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Peck worked at a global investment bank where he provided legal advice and transaction management services to the bank’s proprietary and special situations investment groups and par and distressed trading groups.

Representative Transactions

  • ResCap in its $1.45 billion DIP financing, a hybrid leveraged loan and securitization. International Financing Review named the transaction a 2013 restructuring of the year.
  • The lead arranger and commercial lenders in $847 million of financings extended to Ecopetrol, the Colombian petroleum company. The loans were guaranteed by an export credit agency. Trade Finance magazine recognized the transaction as a 2013 deal of the year.
  • Cerro de Aguila in its $595 million financing of a 525 MW hydroelectric power plant in Peru. Project Finance magazine recognized the transaction as a 2013 Latin American power deal of the year.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with a $3.250 billion syndicated loan financing extended to finance the corporate reorganization of a global real estate company.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with $785 million of trade financings extended to a Brazilian exporter.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with a $357.5 million first/second lien bankruptcy exit financing extended to Rotech Healthcare.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with a $160 million mezzanine financing extended to a Caribbean and Latin American telecommunications and media company.
  • The lead arranger in connection with a $150 million subscription-backed financing extended to a global infrastructure fund.
  • A business development company in connection with a $125 million syndicated debt capital raise.
  • The administrative agent and lender in connection with a $116 million first/second lien financing extended to a chain of residential behavioral and addiction health treatment centers.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with $24 million and £24 million of unitranche acquisition financings extended to affiliated US and UK technologies companies.
  • An infrastructure private equity fund in financing the acquisition of a 97 MW wind farm located in the Pacific Northwest.
  • The lead arrangers in connection with an out-of-court restructuring of loans extended to a large chain of Mexican retail stores.
  • Circuit of the Americas in connection with syndicated loan and mezzanine financing used to construct a motor sports and multi-purpose entertainment venue in Austin, TX which hosts, among other events, the Formula 1 United States Grand PrixTM.

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