Jacob B. Schtevie

Partner, Chicago

Biography

Overview

Jacob Schtevie is a partner in the Debt Finance practice based in the Firm's Chicago office. He represents a variety of banks and other debt investors in connection with leveraged finance transactions, with an emphasis on sponsor-backed LBOs and recapitalizations. 

Clients rely on Jake for his market knowledge and expertise in the negotiation and documentation of various credit facility structures, including senior secured, unsecured, first lien/second lien, senior stretch, unitranche, recurring revenue financings and mezzanine debt investments.With a strong track record in the middle market space, Jake is well versed in the prevailing terms, nuances and challenges that clients may encounter. His commercial approach and extensive experience uphold his credibility with both lenders and sponsors across many industries and sectors.

Bars and Courts
Illinois State Bar
Education
JD
Indiana University

cum laude

BA
Cornell University
Languages
English

Experience

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior recurring revenue credit facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a software company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a payment processing/services company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a specialized construction company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a food manufacturer.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a USD and Canadian Dollar senior facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a business services company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior facility provided to finance the recapitalization of a private equity-owned fintech company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior facility provided to finance the recapitalization of a private equity-owned equipment management company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a first out/last out unitranche facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a business services company.

Represented the First Lien Lead Arranger in a first lien facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a technology based services providers, backed by a third-party provided second lien facility.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a first out/last out USD and UK Pounds Sterling senior facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a manufacturing company.

Represented the Lead Arranger in a senior facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of an asset protection company, backed by a third-party provided mezzanine facility.

Represented the Second Lien Lead Arranger in a second lien facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a software company.

Represented the Second Lien Lead Arranger in a second lien facility provided to finance the acquisition by a private equity firm of a third-party provider of management and consulting services for utility companies.

Speaking Engagements

Leveraged Loans: Five Trends to Optimize the Capital Structure, 2019, PartnerConnect Midwest, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile

Awards and Recognition

Emerging Leader, The M&A Advisor, 2018