At PWP, we have a team of partners and professionals who bring leadership, influence, and experience across a wide range of industries.
Bruce Mendelsohn is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory business and is global head of PWP’s Financing and Capital Solutions Group where he focuses on advising clients on financing, capital structure, liability management, restructuring, private capital solutions and distressed M&A.
Mr. Mendelsohn has more than 30 years of investment banking and capital structure advisory experience assisting companies on a wide range of strategic matters. During his tenure at Perella Weinberg Partners, he has advised Sabre Corporation on a $700 million private credit financing, cash tender and debt-for-debt exchange of $1.5 billion of bonds; FTX on its $10+ billion restructuring; Ligado on its $6 billion restructuring; Delta Air Lines in connection with its interests in the restructuring of LATAM Airlines; Garrett Motion in connection with its $3 billion pre-arranged restructuring; California Resources on its $6 billion restructuring and prior $1 billion capital raise and tender offer; Concordia Resources on its $4 billion CBCA recapitalization; iHeart Media’s independent directors as part of iHeart’s $15 billion restructuring; Royal Caribbean International on over $10 billion in financings and amendments on over $11 billion of bank facilities; International Automotive Components Group on its $215mm financing; Memorial Production Partners on its pre-arranged Plan of Reorganization; and Millar Western Industries on its Canadian CBCA balance sheet restructuring, among others. Mr. Mendelsohn has also worked with numerous secured and unsecured creditor groups, including having represented one of the largest creditors of Sears, certain secured lenders of American Tire Distribution Corp, Video Equipment Rental, Algeco Scotsman, Pacific Sunwear, and Ocean Rig, among others, and various unsecured creditor groups of Cineworld, Windstream Holdings, Breitburn Energy, Seadrill Partners, and Bristow Corp, among others; and certain preferred holders of Ligado. Mr. Mendelsohn also frequently represents private equity sponsors, including having represented Riverstone Holdings on its recapitalization of Fieldwood Energy; Quantum Pacific on its restructuring of Pacific Drilling; and the private owner of Eco-Bat Holdings.
Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in January of 2016, Mr. Mendelsohn was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he worked from May 1998 to June 2015 and most recently served as global head of Goldman’s Restructuring Group and part of the U.S. Leveraged Finance team. Mr. Mendelsohn was named a Partner at Goldman Sachs in 2010. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Chief Underwriting Officer for North America, where he was a member of Goldman’s Firmwide Capital Committee and its Special Situations Specialty Lending Investment Committee. He served as Global Head of the Special Assets and Bank Debt Portfolio groups from 2000 to 2008, and began his career at Goldman Sachs in the Securities Division where he spent two years working on the distressed bond and bank loan proprietary trading desks. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Mendelsohn worked for UBS and MJ Whitman in restructuring and distressed securities. He began his career at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Mendelsohn earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Senior Advisory Board of Her Justice, a non-profit charity which provides pro bono legal services to women living in poverty, many of whom are survivors of intimate partner violence.