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Corporate and Acquisition Finance

As the global financial markets continue to evolve and regulatory changes take effect, our Corporate and Acquisition Finance group is well positioned to help banks, other financial institutions, sponsors, borrowers, and institutional investors on a wide range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions.

Our Corporate and Acquisition Finance lawyers are located in key financial capitals across five continents and have a broad-based understanding of local laws, current market terms, and complex multi-jurisdictional financing transactions. We advise lenders and borrowers on all aspects of secured, unsecured, asset-based, cash flow, and other commercial lending transactions. We handle financings in almost every industry, including commodities, mining, manufacturing, distribution, media and telecommunications, entertainment, hospitality, health care, retail, transportation, technology, and the service sector.

Senior Finance

We regularly negotiate senior secured and unsecured syndicated and bilateral credit facilities and asset-based loans for dividend recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, and general working capital needs of borrowers. Our lender and borrower clients include large national banks, investment funds, financial institutions, public and private companies, and private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Representing both borrowers and lenders allows our team to efficiently and effectively facilitate the negotiation process and stay up to speed on current market trends.

We advise clients on financings ranging in size from US$5 million to in excess of US$6 billion, including single-bank, club, and broadly syndicated loans. We also have strong experience with respect to unitranche facilities, representing both first-out and last-out lenders.

Mezzanine Finance and Junior Capital

Our team regularly represents both borrowers and lenders in the structuring, documenting, and negotiation of junior capital transactions, including mezzanine debt, second lien, PIK holdco notes, and other creative and market-driven junior capital transactions. In connection with such financings, we often assist clients with a variety of equity-linked return enhancements, including warrants, convertible notes, and direct equity co-investments.

Our junior capital clients range from small investment funds, including SBICs to large institutional life insurance and pension fund investors. We deal regularly with complex intercreditor and equity holder arrangements in these transactions and offer clients a keen market awareness of differing standards and market trends for debt and lien subordination terms. As a result of numerous debt restructurings for our clients, we have first-hand experience in the practical application of these arrangements. Virtually all of our junior capital experience involves the financing of leveraged acquisitions, add-on platform acquisitions, or dividend recapitalizations.

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