Whether used to fuel growth through acquisitions or capital expenditures, finance dividends and distributions to equity holders or improve liquidity, stabilize cash flows or mitigate short-term distress, debt finance is the core of almost every corporate capital structure.
Our Private Debt and Alternative Finance team coordinates with our Private Equity, Venture Capital, Health Care Services, Corporate and Transactional, Life Sciences, Technology, FinTech and other award-winning practices across our broad network to provide responsive, commercial and expert guidance. Our seasoned attorneys and professionals have several years of experience advising credit funds, private equity sponsors, business development companies (BDCs), investment funds, hedge funds and other nonbank lenders on a wide variety of complex private debt transactions. We also advise new ventures, corporate borrowers of all sizes, distressed entities, and other market participants in need of financing of all sizes and complexity.
Because we are immersed in the debt capital markets and because we represent lenders, corporate borrowers and financial sponsors, our attorneys are able to market-test new debt finance structures and advise on market trends and terms in real time. We possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of each level of the capital structure, including as it pertains to senior secured, first lien/second lien, subordinated, mezzanine and unitranche facilities. We also regularly help our clients navigate various intercreditor issues.
We are deeply involved at every phase of the life cycle of the financing, including originating the debt, the day-to-day administration of the debt, restructuring existing debt, and dealing with enforcement issues and financings in bankruptcy.
Our team’s experience encompasses all forms of the following:
- Acquisition Finance
- Bank Holding Company Financing
- Capital Call Facilities
- Direct Lending
- Distressed Debt and Restructuring Finance
- Fund Finance
- Insurance Premium Finance
- Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Finance
- Mezzanine Debt
- Portfolio Company/Borrower Representation
- Private Equity
- Special Situations
- SPV Finance
- Subscription Line Facilities
- Venture Capital
Our Private Debt and Alternative Finance clients include:
- Credit Funds
- Family Offices
- Hedge Funds
- Insurance Companies
- Investment Funds
- Private Equity Sponsors
- Venture Debt Funds
- Other Nonbank Lenders