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Gregory Pachus

Head of Sponsor Finance
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Gregory S. Pachus is the head of Silicon Valley Bank's Sponsors Finance practice which focuses on meeting the complex financing needs of technology and healthcare companies and private equity investors in the middle market. Formerly the Managing Director and Sector Head of Healthcare and Life Science of the corporate finance division for Silicon Valley Bank, he managed a nationally focused team concentrating on the Healthcare and Life Science (Med Device, Healthcare IT, and Tech-Enabled Healthcare Service) sectors. In addition, he focused on sponsor backed, leveraged finance/buyout deals in the same sectors.

Before joining SVB in February 2010, Pachus was a managing director at NewStar Financial, Inc. in Boston. He headed up the healthcare and medical device lending group within the middle market division of this nationally focused, specialty finance company with approximately $3 billion in lending capacity. NewStar’s focus was on private equity-backed, leveraged finance deals.

He joined NewStar Financial, Inc. in April 2005 after eight years with Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, where he was a senior vice president with the health care and medical-device lending group. Pachus played a leading role in the development and expansion of the medical technology and health care commercial banking business. He worked with numerous early-, mid-, and late-stage service and device companies to originate and restructure debt, manage corporate liquidity and provide strategic counsel.

Prior to Brown Brothers, Pachus held senior lending positions with BankBoston, Fleet Bank, and Bank of New England, focusing on general corporate lending and workout/distressed lending across a number of industries including commercial real estate, petroleum distribution, and media/communications.

Pachus is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., and is a licensed securities representative. Also, he is a member of Mass Medic, ACG, LCD Leveraged Loan Group, and the Middle Market Private Equity and Investment Banking Association.

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