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Mr. McGovern is a Partner in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory business. He focuses on advising companies, creditors and significant parties-in-interest regarding capital structure optimization, liability management and restructuring transactions.
Mr. McGovern has almost 20 years of corporate finance experience assisting clients in connection with a wide range of matters. During his tenure at Perella Weinberg Partners, he advised California Resources on its $6 billion restructuring and prior $1 billion capital raise and tender offer, Gulfport on its $1.25 billion restructuring, Halcon Resources in its $850 million restructuring as well as each of Legacy Reserves, Memorial Production Partners, Alta Mesa, Pengrowth Energy, Approach Resources, Gastar, Bonanza Creek and Highpoint Resources in their respective restructurings, among others. Mr. McGovern has also worked with numerous secured and unsecured creditor groups, including having represented certain lenders of Breitburn Energy, Salt Creek Midstream, Glass Mountain Pipeline, Chesapeake Energy and NGL Energy Partners. Mr. McGovern has also represented equity sponsors in capital structure matters, including Riverstone Holdings on its recapitalization of Fieldwood Energy, among others.
Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in January of 2010, Mr. McGovern was at BPW Acquisition Corp, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) co-sponsored by Perella Weinberg Partners, from 2009 to 2010, where he helped lead the SPAC’s $350 million merger with Talbots, Inc.. He was previously an associate of Brooklyn NY Holdings LLC, where he worked in the firm’s principal investing business. Prior to that, Mr. McGovern worked for Windward Capital Partners from 2002-2005. Mr. McGovern began his career as an Analyst in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Leveraged Finance Group.
Mr. McGovern earned a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.