Ben J. Leese


Ben J. Leese


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3560 | +1 212 698 3599

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Ben J. Leese focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, with particular emphasis on leveraged finance, corporate finance and capital markets, private equity and distressed company transactions. Mr. Leese has extensive experience advising private equity sponsors and other borrowers in acquisitions, investments, refinancings, and workouts.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Leese served as an associate at Paul Weiss, O’Melveny & Myers, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • A private equity company in connection with a series of acquisitions of New England-based fiber-optic infrastructure providers with financings totaling approximately US$300 million.
  • A private equity company and its portfolio company, a leading provider of energy and water products and services, in connection with the add-on acquisition of a leading implementer and administrator of energy efficiency programs, with financings totaling approximately US$250 million.
  • An ad hoc committee of creditors of an oil and gas exploration and production company, in connection with that entity’s emergence from bankruptcy and the provision of a DIP facility.
  • A private equity company and its portfolio company, a global sewing threads and industrial yarn maker, in a series of facility increases and refinancings resulting in aggregate facilities of approximately US$350 million.
  • A private equity company’s structured opportunities fund in connection with its US$125 million capital call facility.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of Bristol, Bachelor of Laws, 2002
  • Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2003
  • New York