Peter Sluka, Global Co-Chair of the Hybrid Capital Practice, advises on private debt and alternative capital financings as well as traditional capital markets transactions.

Mr. Sluka represents a variety of direct lenders, mezzanine funds, private debt and structured equity providers, and other financial institutions and financial sponsors in complex financing transactions, including:

  • Unitranche solutions
  • Private second lien financings
  • Preferred equity and holdco PIK financings
  • Privately placed high yield notes
  • Convertible debt and equity financings (including PIPEs)
  • Growth investments
  • Equity co-investments
  • Special situations

In addition, Mr. Sluka represents both issuers and financial institutions in traditional public and private capital markets transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Direct listings
  • Secured and unsecured high yield debt offerings
  • Bridge lending
  • Debt exchange offers and tender offers
  • Restructurings
  • Mezzanine financings

Mr. Sluka also represents domestic and foreign companies with respect to general corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance issues, Exchange Act reporting obligations, and stock exchange rules and requirements.

Mr. Sluka draws on his deep market and product knowledge to assist clients in structuring and negotiating complex and creative financing transactions and investments. He provides innovative solutions for clients to help them protect their investments and close deals with highly sophisticated counterparties.

Mr. Sluka’s representative clients include:

  • Ares Capital
  • Crescent Capital
  • Fortress
  • Golub Capital
  • Guggenheim Partners Investment Management
  • HPS Investment Partners
  • Kayne Anderson Mezzanine Partners
  • Knighthead Capital Management

Mr. Sluka’s representative matters include:

  • The second lien lender in a privately placed second lien facility to support Genstar Capital’s acquisition of Advarra, Inc.
  • The private stretch first lien providers in the acquisition of Timeclock by Providence Equity Partners
  • A leading mezzanine fund in multiple private HoldCo level PIK financings in support of acquisitions by top-tier sponsors
  • A leading middle market Sponsor and Issuer in connection with the issuance of preferred equity to finance a bolt-on acquisition by a leading technology solutions provider
  • A stretch first lien lender in the financing of the acquisition of Logan’s Roadhouse by Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries, a portfolio company of Centerbridge Capital
  • The preferred equity investor in the financing of the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet by CC Capital and TH Lee
  • The private second lien lender and preferred investor in the recapitalization of Eagleview Technology by Vista Equity and ClearLake
  • The private second lien lender in connection with the recapitalization of Evo-Payments, a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners
  • The private second lien lender and preferred investor in connection with the acquisition of IRI Holdings by Vestar Capital
  • The private second lien lender in the acquisition of Peraton by Veritas capital and in subsequent add on financings to support acquisitions
  • DiscoverOrg and its Sponsors, Carlyle and TA Investments, in connection with a preferred equity issuance to finance the acquisition of ZoomInfo

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2009
  • BA, Stony Brook University, 2006
    summa cum laude