Lewis Benjamin Schwartz

Chief Operating Officer at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Lewis Benjamin Schwartz

Lewis Benjamin Schwartz

Chief Operating Officer at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

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Contrarian Capital Management LLC
Strategic Value Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Co-Founder & President at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Chief Financial Officer at Contrarian Equity Fund LP

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Chief Financial Officer at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Head Trader at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Head, Marketing & Consultant Relations at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Head, European Corporate Strategy (London) at Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Founder at Strategic Value Partners LLC

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Lewis Benjamin Schwartz
Chief Operating Officer at Contrarian Capital Management LLC
Career History
Chief Operating Officer
2015 - Current

Contrarian Capital Management's (CCM) investment advisory services focus on a multi-strategy approach to investing in distressed securities portfolios, including corporate, real estate and non-U.S. securities, high yield securities, senior secured obligations, trade claims and equity securities. The firm's advisory services focus on selecting investments primarily in special situations including, but not limited to, marketable and nonmarketable securities and other obligations (such as bank loans, promissory notes, mortgages, and other evidences of indebtedness, as well as accounts payable to trade creditors and judgment pools) of financially distressed companies or companies in bankruptcy proceedings. CCM provides advice concerning transactions related to extraordinary corporate events such as mergers, rights offerings, divestitures, share repurchases and spin-offs. The firm also provides advice concerning other types of investments, including securities and other assets (including real estate) which appear to be undervalued.

Chief Financial Officer
2005 - Prior

Strategic Value Partners (SVP) employs investment strategies are generally focused on investing assets globally (although primarily focused in the US and Europe) in distressed bank debt and bonds, other distressed loans (including mezzanine debt), par and non-par high yield securities, trade claims, liquid and illiquid distressed assets (including “hard” assets such as real estate), reorganization equities, derivative instruments (primarily credit related, including credit default swaps and total return swaps) and other instruments and assets. SVP manages investments across a distressed and deep value strategy. Although they have several vehicles, their efforts are concentrated on distressed opportunities in middle-market companies where they can typically exert significant influence or obtain outright control. The Restructuring Fund mainly invests in large-cap restructurings, middle-market restructurings and event-driven / trading-oriented opportunities. The Special Situations Funds generally target investments in middle-market opportunities where SVP can exert meaningful influence.^

Fund Advisor
Prior

Strategic Value Partners (SVP) focuses primarily on global credit markets including global distressed, global high yield long/short and global illiquid distressed/deep value. They have special knowledge in high yield, distressed, corporate turnarounds and real estate. In India, SVP's focus is on the growth capital segment within the power and infrastructure sectors, as well as other sectors poised to benefit from Indian domestic growth.

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Strategic Value Restructuring Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Strategic Value Restructuring Fund Ltd. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Strategic Value Special Situations Feeder Fund III LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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