Christopher Zochowski is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is a member of the U.S. Private Equity Growth team based in Washington, D.C.

He has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate transactions, both domestically and internationally. He regularly advises corporate strategic, private equity, asset management and investment bank clients in structuring, negotiating and executing transactions.

Chris is a general corporate practitioner who works extensively with both domestic and international clients with respect to:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, including segment or carve-out transactions, public mergers and acquisitions, take-private transactions, distressed and 363 transactions, complex stock and asset transactions, reincorporation mergers, proxy solicitations and issuer self-tender offers.
  • Public and private securities transactions, including initial, follow-on and secondary public offerings, shelf registrations, 144A and Reg S transactions, public debt offerings and offerings under medium-term note programs.
  • Permanent capital and specialty finance transactions, including those for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Business Development Companies (BDCs), Permanent Capital Acquisition Partnerships (P/CAPs), Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and a variety of both public and private hybrid structures involving long-term or other permanent capital.
  • Cross-border and domestic project and structured finance transactions involving a wide range of energy technologies, including gas, coal, nuclear, geothermal, solar, wind and biomass.
  • Debt restructurings, including consent solicitations and exchange offerings.

Chris has worked across a wide range of practice areas and industries, with a particular focus on the financial services, energy, automotive, and paper and packaging industries. He also has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating transactions on behalf of private equity and asset management clients, as well as in structuring and negotiating specialty finance transactions for sponsors in the public markets. In addition, Chris has advised clients on matters relating to: periodic reporting and disclosure requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; compliance with the rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, the American Stock Exchange and the NASD; compliance with the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act (i.e., the Sarbanes-Oxley Act); Delaware corporate law matters; and other general corporate matters.