Benton Lewis


Benton Lewis

Benton Lewis is a partner in Weil’s Banking & Finance practice and is based in New York. His practice focuses on financing transactions of all types, including acquisition financings, asset-based working capital financings, debtor-in-possession financings, exit financings and workouts and debt restructurings.

Benton has advised leading private equity sponsors, including Advent International, Berkshire Partners, Brookfield Business Partners, Centerbridge Partners, CVC Capital Partners, Genstar Capital Partners, Providence Equity Partners, PSG, Susquehanna Growth Equity, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Trive Capital.

Benton is recognized as a “Rising Star” for Banking in the U.S. by IFLR1000. He was also named a 2018 “On the Rise” lawyer by Texas Lawyer and recognized as a 2018, 2017 and 2016 “Rising Star” in Banking by Texas Super Lawyers*.


  • J.Crew Group, Inc. in its $2.086 billion debt exchange, debtor–in-possession facility and exit term loan and revolving financings
  • Advent International in its investments in:
    • Orveon Global
    • RxBenefits, Inc.
    • Clearent LLC
    • Syneos
    • ATI Physical Therapy
    • Noosa Yoghurt
    • Culligan International Company
    • RGL Reservoir Management Inc.
    • Cotiviti
    • Serta Simmons Bedding
    • Oxea.
  • Brookfield Business Partners in its investment in Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Centerbridge Partners in its investments in
    • True Food Kitchen
    • KIK Custom Products
    • IPC Systems
    • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc.
  • Dayforce, Inc. (f/k/a Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.) in a $1 billion senior secured term loan and revolving facility
  • Providence Equity Partners in its investments in:
    • Accelerate Learning
    • Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
    • 365 Retail Markets
    • TAIT
    • DoubleVerify
    • Topgolf,
    • Learfield
    • Tempo Music.
  • PSG in its investments in Backlight, Dental Intelligence, Inc., DoseSpot, Fidelity, Formstack, INE, Kantola Training Solutions, LLC, LegitScript, Meal Ticket, mPulse, Netsurion, Next Glass, NXTSoft, Patient Now, Patron Technology, Quilt, School Status, Searchspring, Shootproof, Singlewire Software, ThreatConnect, Traliant, Tribute Technology and Yottaa
  • THL Partners in its investments in:
    • Standish
    • inVentiv Health
    • Ceridian
    • Acosta
    • Intermedix
    • Simmons Bedding Company
  • TPG Growth in its investments in:
    • Keter Environmental Services
    • Morrow Sodali
    • Powerscourt Limited and Powerscourt Financial Media Limited
  • TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by TPG Global, in financing relating to its acquisition of Accel Entertainment, Inc.
  • Trive Capital in its investments in:
    • Little Woodrow’s
    • Choice Health at Home
    • NCB Management Services, Inc.
    • California Brazing
    • Earthlink
    • Florida Spine & Joint Institute
    • Picturehead Holdings
    • Valor Healthcare
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity in its investments in:
    • Real Capital Analytics, Inc.
    • MediSpend
  • Clearhaven Partners in its investment in Wowza Media Systems, LLC
  • Searchlight Capital in its investment in Shift4 Payments LLC
  • EQT Infrastructure in its investment in WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, LLC
  • Berkshire Partners in its investments in:
    • National Vision
    • Grocery Outlet Inc.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Agiliti, Inc. in its pending merger with affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P in a transaction that implies an enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion
  • Topgolf International, Inc. in its credit facilities and in its merger with Callaway Golf Company
  • GameStop Corp. in connection with its secured debt exchange and its asset-based credit facility
  • Claire’s Stores, Inc. in its asset-based revolving credit facility, exit financing and debtor-in-possession financing
  • CHC Group LLC in exit facilities to finance operations following its bankruptcy proceedings
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in its $1.8 billion exit financing facility
* Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service

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