Paul Brusiloff

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 

Paul D. Brusiloff is a corporate partner and a member of the firm’s Finance and Private Equity Groups. Mr. Brusiloff’s practice focuses on representations of borrowers and LBO sponsors and of mezzanine and other private capital investors in complex debt and equity financings and refinancing, recapitalization and restructuring transactions.

He co-led HD Supply’s multibillion dollar refinancing of its entire debt capital structure from 2012 to 2013 after earlier co-leading the 2007 financing of the acquisition of HD Supply, Private Equity International’s LBO Deal of the Year. He also played key roles in American Airlines’ multibillion dollar acquisition of the TWA aircraft fleet and Delta Air Lines’ 2004–2006 aircraft restructurings.

Mr. Brusiloff is recommended for banking and finance in Chambers Global (2013–2018), where clients praise him for having “excellent client focus,” and Chambers USA (2007–2018), which reports that he is “an amazing and practical attorney who is able to come up with creative solutions for us that others have not thought about or raised.

Mr. Brusiloff is very dedicated to serving his clients well; it is a real pleasure to work with him.” He is also recommended for commercial lending by The Legal 500 US (2014–2017).

Mr. Brusiloff is a member of the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Mr. Brusiloff is a contributing author of The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report.

He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1986 and his J.D. summa cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1991, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. He subsequently served as a law clerk to the Hon. Carol Los Mansmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1991–1993) before joining the firm in 1993.


  • Antares Holdings LP, a leading provider of lending solutions to private equity sponsor-backed middle-market companies, in the placement of $280 million of senior unsecured notes.
  • Crescent Capital Group in the formation of Crescent Mezzanine Partners VII, a $4.6 billion U.S. mezzanine fund.
  • Greater Media in its $240 million sale to Beasley Broadcast Group.
  • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of the J.M. Smucker Company’s U.S. canned milk brands and operations.
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the financing aspects of its $12 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s sponsor lending business, including Antares Capital, the leading lender to middle market private equity sponsors in the U.S.
  • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition with Estancia Capital Management of American Beacon.
  • Crescent Capital Group in various debt and equity investments.
  • PSAV, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition by affiliates of Goldman Sachs.
  • HD Supply in the $4.9 billion refinancing of its existing senior secured credit facilities and senior unsecured notes.
  • Oaktree Capital Management in various debt and equity investments.
  • Kelso & Company in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Nivel Holdings, a distributor of golf car aftermarket parts and accessories.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of its acquisition of Hussmann International from Ingersoll Rand.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, AXA Private Equity and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the financing aspects of their €2.1 billion acquisition of SPIE from PAI Partners, which included a €1.335 billion senior term and revolving credit facility and a €375 million bridge loan.
  • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in the financing aspects of its acquisition of EmployBridge, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services.
  • Altegrity and Providence Equity Partners in the financing aspects of the $520 million sale of Explore Information Services, a provider of database insurance technologies and e-government applications, to NYSE-listed Solera Holdings.
    American Airlines in its $1 billion offering of 7.50% senior notes due 2016 and secured
  • by route authorities, airport landing and take-off slots, and rights to use or occupy airport terminals.
  • Oriental Trading Company in its Chapter 11 exit financing.
  • Altegrity and Providence Equity Partners in their $1.13 billion acquisition of Kroll from Marsh & McLennan.
    A private equity consortium led by Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in the financing aspects relating to their acquisition of Exal Group.
  • HD Supply in its amended and extended $1.3 billion senior secured credit facility and $2.1 billion senior secured ABL revolving credit facility.
  • Boston Generating in the financings for its $2.1 billion leveraged recapitalization.
    Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the financing aspects of their $8.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply from The Home Depot.


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1991, J.D.
  • Harvard University, 1986, B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


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