Our client’s Leveraged & Acquisition Finance team operates in Europe, USA and Asia, advising on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions.
Lawyers represent private equity sponsors, bidding consortia, banks, private credit and hedge funds and other financial institutions, whether as borrowers, issuers, lead arrangers or lenders, on a variety of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance transactions, including LBOs, public-to-privates, dividend recapitalisations and refinancings.
The team’s experience of acting for the market’s key players on both sides of the most important deals in the Leveraged Finance space gives them a unique insight into current market trends and developments. They understand the dynamics and challenges of auction and bid processes. The team is able to use this extensive experience to help clients with their approach to the certainty of funding and the deliverability of financing, for which sellers often look. The team also has a strength in depth, which enables lawyers to advise on multiple processes at the same time, or run deal trees on the same process.
From vanilla financings to complex leveraged financings, to private placement of high yield debt securities and hybrid structures involving the asset-based lending team, the team advises on all types of asset classes; only a handful of firms are able to execute the full breadth of these type of transactions.