Perella Weinberg Partners names Cesarz as MD

Perella Weinberg Partners has hired John M. Cesarz as a managing director for its advisory business. Previously, Cesarz worked at Miller Buckfire & Co where he was a managing director.


New York, NY – September 20, 2016 – Perella Weinberg Partners today announced that John M. Cesarz has joined the Firm as a Managing Director in its Advisory business. Based in New York, Mr. Cesarz will be a member of the Firm’s restructuring practice.

Mr. Cesarz has more than 15 years of investment banking experience. He was most recently a Managing Director at Miller Buckfire & Co., where he focused on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Cesarz worked at Chanin Capital Partners, a specialty investment bank. He began his career at Banc of America Securities.

Bruce Mendelsohn, Partner and Head of Restructuring at Perella Weinberg Partners, said, “We are pleased to welcome John to the restructuring team. As our fifth senior hire this year, John’s addition underscores our commitment to growing our restructuring practice to meet the increased demand for restructuring services.”

John Cesarz stated, “I’m excited to be joining a rapidly growing and first-class restructuring advisory practice alongside the thriving M&A advisory platform at Perella Weinberg Partners. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues to leverage my experience in support of our clients.”

Perella Weinberg Partners has been actively advising clients on restructuring and financial alternatives engagements, including:
· Atlas Resource Partners on its prepackaged chapter 11 restructuring;
· Bonanza Creek Energy in connection with the company’s evaluation of financial and transactional alternatives;
· California Resources Corporation on its evaluation of liability management alternatives including its $1.0 billion First Lien Second Out Term Loan capital raise and $1.4 billion tender offer for Senior Notes;
· Golden Gate Capital in connection with its sponsorship of Pacific Sunwear’s pre-arranged plan of reorganization; and
· Gulf Keystone Petroleum on the restructuring of its capital structure.

About Perella Weinberg Partners
Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading independent, client-focused financial services firm providing advisory and asset management services to a broad, global client base, including corporations, institutions and governments. The Advisory business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, defense advisory, financial restructuring, private capital raising, and pension matters. The Asset Management business includes a suite of hedge fund strategies, private investment funds and outsourced CIO solutions. Together with its affiliates, the Asset Management business has capital commitments and managed assets of approximately $10.1 billion. With approximately 450 employees, Perella Weinberg Partners maintains offices in New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Denver, Dubai, and San Francisco. For more information on Perella Weinberg Partners, please visit