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Event Apr 09, 2020

COVID-19 Insights Series: Leveraged Finance

  • Webcast

Shearman & Sterling hosted a series of partner-led calls to answer your COVID-19 questions, including industry trends and the legal and business implications to the pandemic. The calls took place Tuesday through Thursday, March 31–April 2 and  April 7–April 9.

On this call, partners Michael Chernick (New York-Finance), Marwa Elborai (London-Capital Markets), Peter Hayes (London-Finance) and Merritt Johnson (New York-Capital Markets) discussed the state of the European and U.S. leveraged finance markets from both bank lending and capital markets perspectives, including:

  • The economic slowdown accompanied by the COVID-19 outbreak and potential signs of life in the European and U.S. leveraged finance markets;
  • Developing key themes including liquidity issues, syndication of existing commitments, covenant compliance and events of default; and
  • Debt buybacks as an efficient way to de-leverage versus the desire to maximize liquidity during a time of crisis

Listen to “COVID-19 Insights Series: Leveraged Finance.”