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Debt Finance

Our global Debt Finance team has the expertise to structure and close the types of financings required by our domestic and international clients, including alternative debt capital sources, e.g., hedge funds, private equity and mezzanine funds, and sovereign wealth funds. Our clients include the full spectrum of lenders providing debt capital, as well as corporations, funds, sponsors, collateral trusts, financial guarantors and securitization vehicles needing the most current debt capital facilities available in the debt capital markets. We are recognized for cross-border financings, global asset based lending and multi-tiered debt capital transactions.

Our lender clients include commercial and merchant banks, equipment financiers and lessors, specialty asset financiers and trade receivable purchasers and factors.

We routinely counsel clients on all types of debt facilities, including club and broadly syndicated secured financing, leveraged capital and asset based financings property financing, subordinated mezzanine, second lien and unitranche facilities, and institutional and private market note placements.

With offices in 20 countries and more than 75 debt finance lawyers located throughout our offices, we are specialists in cross-border financing and multi- jurisdictional financings.

Our Debt Finance team structures the full range of intercreditor arrangements and bifurcated collateral structures associated with such multi-tier debt financings as well as the collateral packages necessary for cross-border financings and specialized assets collateral.

We advise clients throughout the entire life cycle of debt facilities from origination to restructuring and, in conjunction with our Restructuring & Insolvency Group, during bankruptcy.

Our expertise is also applied to advise clients on industry-specific financings, including those involving regulatory issues (e.g., aviation, energy, healthcare, maritime and insurance).

We represent our debt finance clients in making non-control structured equity investments (e.g., convertible debt, debt with warrants and minority equity co-investments).