About Peter Englund

When debt funds, hedge funds, sponsors and borrowers/platforms find themselves in uncharted deal waters, Peter Englund is their safe harbor. He is known for handling complex middle-market debt finance transactions that require a creative approach.

Advice that sets clients up for future success

For Peter, a successful deal is one that both funders and borrowers see as the foundation of a beneficial long-term relationship. No matter which side he's on for a particular transaction, he makes it a priority to understand his client's goals and areas of concern. For debt funders, that means keeping in mind their appetite for risk, how they operate and the regulatory environment in which they do business. For borrowers, Peter makes sure financing arrangements won't restrict their day-to-day operations and plans for growth.

Peter brings more than 15 years of experience in finance to his deals. Throughout his career, he has taken time away from top law firms to work directly with global financial services institutions, where he assisted with restructurings in Europe and the Middle East, and one of the world's largest multinational gas and oil companies, where he served as senior legal counsel. His diverse experiences make Peter particularly adept at handling deals that don't fit any template and require bespoke structuring. He was very much at home representing a lender in a financing involving 11 jurisdictions in the Caribbean, where neither side nor their advisors had ever done a similar transaction. Peter guided both his fund client and the platform through the deal's tricky requirements.

Meanwhile, Peter's repeated work in fintech, alternative finance, hospitality and platform lending give him special insight into deals in those sectors. Knowing what questions to ask helps Peter — and his clients — cut to the issues that matter quickly.

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Practice Focus

  • Middle-market debt financings, ranging from US$25-200 million
  • Domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Leveraged and acquisition financings, structured financings, restructurings
  • Specialty lending and asset-based structures
  • Borrower, asset and regulatory due diligence
  • Transactions involving the hotel and leisure, fintech, specialty finance and real estate sectors