Leveraged Finance

Our global Leveraged Finance Group is a leader in the high yield and leveraged bank market. Noted for their in-depth understanding of the business and legal considerations involved in leveraged credits, our lawyers offer a combination of market experience and a broad range of capabilities in the capital markets and the syndicated lending marketplace. We represent commercial banks, investment banks, mezzanine and second-lien providers, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers. The team includes lawyers from the global Capital Markets and global Finance teams based in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, working in close collaboration with members of the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency and Project Development & Finance teams when needed.

Shearman & Sterling's Leveraged Finance team delivers sophisticated, market-recognized advice and deal management for acquisition and other leveraged financings across a wide range of industries, financial sectors and jurisdictions.

Our lawyers are well known for innovative and creative approaches that anticipate the requirements of all parties to complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions, including:

  • Providing “one-stop shopping” for concurrent leveraged bank finance and high-yield deals to finance acquisitions and recapitalizations
  • Negotiating complex debt restructurings
  • Addressing all manner of intercreditor issues arising in senior secured, unsecured and subordinated financings and first-lien/second-lien, superpriority and cross-collateralized structures
  • Structuring acquisition financings involving both private equity and strategic buyers across multiple facilities, currencies and jurisdictions

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