Chip Bensinger has nearly 25 years of experience in lending and other finance transactions, representing both capital providers and users in secured and unsecured matters, cross-border and multijurisdictional financings, acquisition financings, asset-based loans (ABLs), sports franchise and arena financings, subordinated and mezzanine debt issuances, private placements, and restructurings and chapter 11 debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
Representative clients include: public and private company borrowers such as Conagra Brands, Delaware North, Diebold Nixdorf, Flowers Foods, Frontier Communications, Lamb Weston, Rex Energy, Verint Systems, and Welbilt; private equity firms such as AGIC Capital, EagleTree Capital, Goode Partners, J.F. Lehman & Co., One Equity Partners, and Riverside; and lenders such as Angelo Gordon, CIT, Citizens, Jefferies, RBS, and SunTrust.
Representative transactions include: innumerable private equity acquisition financings, including advising a consortium of private equity firms in an unusually complex $2.8 billion commodities ABL, term loan, and subdebt acquisition financing; ConAgra Brands' $10.9 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, $6 billion acquisition financing of Ralcorp Holdings, and $1.1 billion spin-off financing of Lamb Weston; an $11.6 billion acquisition financing commitment for Frontier Communications; the $3.1 billion financing of Diebold's cross-border tender offer acquisition of a publicly traded German company; representing a debtor during three years of chapter 11 proceedings and its emergence with five layers of secured and unsecured debt; and financings of baseball (MLB), basketball (NBA), and hockey (NHL) franchises (including construction of the world-class Prudential Center in New Jersey).
Chip was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He joined Jones Day in 1997 and became a partner in 2007.
- Washington University in St. Louis (J.D. 1996; class rank: 2/189; Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly); Bradley University (B.S. 1992; cum laude)
- New York
Chambers USA — recommended for banking & finance in New York and nationwide
The Legal 500 US — recommended attorney in finance: bank lending
- Law Clerk to Judge Wade Brorby, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (1996-1997)