Jay R. Alicandri


Jay R. Alicandri


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3800 | +1 212 698 3599


Jay R. Alicandri negotiates and structures leveraged finance transactions and fund financing transactions for lenders and fund sponsors. Mr. Alicandri advises clients on all capital structure layers, including ABL facilities, senior credit facilities, first lien/second lien financings, subordinated/mezzanine debt, structured equity, recapitalizations and workouts/restructurings. He provides comprehensive, practical and business-oriented advice.

Mr. Alicandri represents a number of middle market lenders in a broad range of financings to middle market companies. Examples include representing Ares Capital Corporation, Credit Suisse, Fifth Street Finance Corp., Garrison Investment Group, Golub Capital, Main Street Capital Corporation, Medley Capital, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Voya Investment Management.

He also regularly represents BDCs, leading lenders to BDCs and other permanent capital vehicles. Recent examples of his representation of BDCs and asset managers include representing Crescent, Franklin Square, Goldman Sachs, Hercules, KKR, Oak Hill, OFS Capital, PennantPark and THL Credit. He has represented ING Capital LLC as lender in a number of BDC financing matters, including financings to Alcentra, Capitala, Capital Southwest, Fidus, Monroe, Oaktree and Tree Line.

Mr. Alicandri is regularly listed as a recommended lawyer for Commercial Lending in The Legal 500 (U.S.), where he was most recently singled out for being “personable, knowledgeable and incredibly responsive” and clients noted that he “always fights for the best result.” Previous editions recognized for him for being “a very facile leveraged finance lawyer who is appreciated by clients for his outstanding work ethic and strong command of legal as well as business facts.” Mr. Alicandri was previously recognized as one of Law360’s Rising Stars for 2013, a national list of attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age. In addition, Mr. Alicandri is named a "Notable Practitioner" by IFLR1000 for banking in the United States and New York.

Mr. Alicandri is also a frequent speaker and writer on a wide variety of topics related to leveraged finance, and publications including S&P Global, Private Debt Investor, Secondaries Investor and Private Equity International have either quoted him or published his articles on private credit and middle market lending topics.

  • University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude
  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude, member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Journal
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Speaking Engagements
  • How Will Private Credit Funds Perform in an Economic Downturn?, PDI's New York Forum - New York, NY (September 25, 2019)
  • Products in Private Credit: What’s New, Different and Changing?, 5th Annual Permanent & Private Capital Summit – New York, NY (April 4, 2019) 
  • Market Outlook for Private Credit, AIMA's Alternative Credit Council Summit - New York, NY (November 06, 2018)
  • State of the Private Credit Markets, Creditflux & Debtwire's US Mid-Market Forum - New York, NY (October 02, 2018)
  • Financing Private Debt Strategies, Dechert's 2018 Permanent Capital Summit - New York, NY (April 18, 2018)
  • Financing the Economy: Private Credit Research Launch, The Alternative Credit Council (ACC) - New York, NY (October 11, 2017)
  • Navigating a Crowded Middle Market: The Demand for Senior Capital, Private Debt Investor - New York, NY (September 28, 2017)
  • 2nd Annual LPGP Private Debt Chicago - Chicago, IL (September 19, 2017)
  • Perspectives on Middle Market Lending, Dechert's 2017 Permanent Capital Summit - New York, NY (March, 08, 2017)
  • Financing a Permanent Capital Vehicle, Current Trends in Permanent Capital: What Alternative Managers Need to Know Now - New York, NY (January 22, 2015)