Leveraged finance

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The competitive acquisition and leveraged finance markets have evolved rapidly in recent years.

Advisors need to cut through the complexity in the acquisition and leveraged finance space to help their clients in making the most of these innovative financial structures.

What do we do?

Our leveraged finance team advises on :

  • financing leveraged buy-outs (both primary and secondary)
  • public bids
  • public-to-privates
  • trade purchases
  • recapitalisations
  • negotiating super senior positions for revolving credit, term and asset-based lending facilities.
Extremely high levels of engagement and detailed advice provided at all times.
Legal 500 UK, 2022

We can also handle everything relating to:

  • senior debt
  • unitranche debt
  • second-lien debt
  • mezzanine debt
  • PIK debt
  • interim financing arrangements
  • bridge financing (including in relation to Opco/ Propco structures).

The UK chapter of Legal 500’s Lending & Secured Finance guide was written by our expert banking and finance team. Published in 2024, this country-specific Q&A provides an overview of lending and secured finance laws and regulations applicable in United Kingdom.

Who do we help?

Our leveraged finance team regularly act for major financial institutions, private equity sponsors, alternative asset managers, mezzanine financiers and corporates on all aspects of the financing, refinancing and restructuring of leveraged buy-outs.

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