The lawyers in our Debt Finance group know how to get deals done. Combining deep legal experience, a sophisticated understanding of finance, and a practical approach to negotiating, they excel at identifying, pursuing, and attaining the most advantageous financing structures and solutions for our clients.
Our group helps both lenders and borrowers achieve their financing goals. We are fund-focused, most often representing private equity funds, specialty finance funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds. Our clients also include major investment banks, regional banks, trade creditors, and midsize and large companies.
We offer strategic advice on the entire range of financing options available for mergers and acquisitions, exit transactions, going-private transactions, acquisitions of minority interests, recapitalizations, and complex workout situations. We structure and close cash-flow transactions, asset-based financing transactions, Term B loans, leveraged loans, bankruptcy puts, mezzanine loans, and convertible debt finances.
In addition, we assist clients with real estate finance transactions, mortgage warehousing transactions, workout transactions and auctions, debtor-in-possession financings, trade finance transactions, factoring arrangements, and mortgage repurchase transactions.
Our experience on both sides of the table in a wide variety of transactions contributes to our ability to close deals efficiently. We pride ourselves on our ability to anticipate potential issues and develop creative solutions that effectively meet both the goals and demands of all parties.
The Debt Finance group also operates on a global scale through its international finance team. The team negotiates and executes complex business transactions and financings, including equity capital raising, debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and in over 20 African countries. Counseling companies from “cradle to grave,” we guide technology companies, asset managers, and others from startup through IPOs, going-private, serial acquisitions, and in-court and out-of-court restructurings, in addition to cross-border expansions, all with a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate and conduct business across international borders.
The team’s experience spans such industry verticals as financial services, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, airlines, retail, insurance, hospitality, health services, and energy–with in-depth experience in technology–in emerging markets such as the fintech and software industries on the African continent. We also work with traditionally underrepresented investment managers in the hedge, venture capital, and private equity fund space.
Whether serving clients within the United States or internationally, the Debt Finance group further contributes to our clients' strategic success through the firm's Transactions & Advisory Group and The Tech Group. This collaboration offers clients an integrated legal solution for closing transactions and managing the related corporate governance and compliance issues.