Charles N. Bensinger III

Chip Bensinger practices corporate law, with a focus on lending and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. He has represented capital providers and users in a broad variety of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including cross-border credit facilities, acquisition financings, professional sports franchise financings, subordinated and mezzanine debt, project finance, public debt issuances, and chapter 11 debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Chip also has led numerous M&A transactions, both U.S. and cross-border, including public mergers; private equity buyouts and exits; asset acquisitions and dispositions; distressed acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings; and joint ventures.

Representative transactions include advising: a consortium of private equity firms in an extraordinarily complex $2.3 billion acquisition financing; ConAgra Foods in the $6 billion financing of its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings; a debtor emerging from more than three years of chapter 11 proceedings with five different levels of secured and unsecured debt; and the lenders financing the New Jersey Devils and construction of the world-class Prudential Center, the first major league sports venue built in the New York metropolitan area since 1981. Chip also has coordinated multiple cross-border acquisitions, some involving more than 30 countries. [1]