John Lister advises clients on leveraged finance, with a particular focus on private credit middle-market lending, and private equity-backed financings.
Mr. Lister leverages his keen market sense to guide financial institutions, corporate borrowers, and private equity funds on the full spectrum of leveraged finance transactions, including:
- Acquisition financings
- Syndicated loan transactions
- Working capital financings
- Senior secured lending
- Restructuring transactions and distressed situations
He draws on deep relationships with private credit providers, private equity funds, and counsel within the leveraged finance sector to effectively and efficiently consummate sophisticated financing transactions. Mr. Lister helps clients understand and prioritize the issues that may arise during a transaction, and he constructively works with opposing counsel to achieve commercial solutions.
Mr. Lister advises lenders in financings for middle-market and large-cap companies, with a focus on companies operating in the healthcare space, including CPOM transactions (transactions relating to the corporate practice of medicine), and the restaurant and franchise space.
A recognized thought leader, Mr. Lister regularly conducts trainings on topics that his clients face in the market and co-hosted the Chicago office’s Direct Lending Roundtable.
He maintains an active pro bono practice, including partnering with JPMorgan to represent victims of domestic violence in immigration-related matters.