Peter A. Schwartz

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Covington & Burling LLP
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018-1405
Tel: 212.841.1268




  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1998
    • Yale Law Journal, Senior Editor
  • Yale University, B.S., 1992
    • cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Peter Schwartz is a partner in our New York office who focuses on private equity transactions, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.  His corporate finance experience includes a wide range of financing activities, including acquisition finance, secured and unsecured credit facilities, high yield offerings and restructurings.  His private equity and M&A experience includes leveraged buy-outs, and public and private acquisitions and divestitures.

Representative Matters


  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in its global debt financings, including first, second and third lien financings, secured and unsecured high yield bonds, and credit facilities in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
  • OrbiMed Advisors in secured debt, royalty and equity investments in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
  • Athyrium Capital Partners in secured debt and equity financings provided to Tria Beauty and Universal Biosensors.
  • Snow Phipps Group in the secured and mezzanine financings for its acquisitions of ITSolutions, 2020 LLC, NetStar, and Service Champ.
  • Private equity funds managed by Neuberger Berman, The Hampshire Companies and Perseus, L.L.C. in subscription credit facilities.
  • Colbeck Capital Management LLC, in secured debt financings provided to Kadmon Pharmaceutical.
  • Omeros Corporation in the financing by Vulcan Capital of one of its pharmaceutical development programs.
  • Paramount Acquisition Corp. in the secured debt financing for its acquisition of ChemRx.
  • Touch Tunes Music Corporation in secured and unsecured debt financings.
  • Centre Solutions in a loan to Royalty Pharma, secured by a portfolio of pharmaceutical royalties.

Private Equity and M&A 
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners in a number of private equity transactions, including its purchase of The Princeton Review; its purchase of Peacock Engineering Company; its purchase and subsequent sale of the Efferdent, Luden's and PediaCare brands; and its investment in Universal Technical Institute and subsequent exit via IPO and secondary offerings.
  • Enhanced Equity Fund in its acquisition of Primary Care Associates.
  • PTMR Capital Partners in its investments in FNB United Corp and Avidbank.
  • Perseus, L.L.C. in a number of private equity transactions, including its investment in The Vehicle Production Group; its leveraged buy-out of Haggar Corp.; its acquisition of the Relizon Company; and its sale of Maritime Telecommunications Network.
  • Procter & Gamble in the sales of its Thermacare Heatwraps and Noxema businesses.
  • The founders of in the sale of their company to Expedia.
  • Pfizer in its acquisitions of Coley Pharmaceuticals and Serenex.
  • Thomson Reuters in the sales of its American Health Consultants business unit and a portfolio of healthcare magazines and journals.

Honors and Rankings

  • Legal 500 US, M&A - National Firms - Large Deals (2009)
  • Legal 500 US, Private Equity Buyouts - Middle Market (2008)

Publications and Speeches

  • "Redefining Market Terms," PEI Manager (February 2008), Co-Author
  • "Covenant Negotiation Considerations and Compliance Best Practices," Association for Finance Professionals Annual Conference (2007)
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