Acquisition & Leveraged finance
Local strength, global reach
Our international acquisition and leveraged finance team comprises 80 partners and 200 lawyers in over 35 locations. This means we can seamlessly advise our clients on cross-border transactions, as well as providing cutting edge legal advice in our domestic markets.
Strength in depth
Our international team has strength in depth to advise clients on acquisition/leveraged buy-outs, refinancings, recapitalisations/shareholder cash outs, new debt raises, public to private transactions, post-IPO facilities or restructuring existing facilities. We are experienced in advising on the full spectrum of financing and capital solutions including:
- asset based lending
- bank lending
- private credit fund lending
- senior funding
- unitranche/super senior structures (including first out/last out structures)
- second lien funding
- mezzanine funding
- Holdco/PIK structures
Our global coverage means we are able to provide our clients with advice on current market trends to ensure that they get the optimal financing structure and terms for their specific needs. We pride ourselves on providing commercial, pragmatic solutions for clients to ensure they achieve their goals with a minimum of fuss.
As part of the financial services sector we regularly advise, or have strong relationships with ABL providers, banks, credit funds, debt advisers, institutional investors, private equity houses, security agency providers and vendor management teams. Consequently, we have a deep understanding of the issues that can arise on financing transactions and can provide tailored advice that balances the requirements of all parties.