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Leveraged Finance

Our leveraged finance practice is distinguished by our depth of experienced attorneys that enables us to represent a large number of lenders in the largest, most complicated transactions, including multibank, multi-bidder private equity-sponsored leveraged buyout financings and other acquisition financings; refinancings; dividend recapitalizations; debt restructurings and workouts; debtor-in-possession and exit financings; and debt tenders, exchange offers and consent solicitations.

We are one of the few firms that offers experience in the full range of leveraged finance products, including:

  • Cash flow-based term loan and revolving credit facilities;
  • Second lien term loan facilities;
  • Asset-based revolving credit facilities;
  • Reserve-based credit facilities;
  • High yield bond financings; and
  • Mezzanine financings.

Our Leveraged Finance group attorneys are trained to be proficient with respect to all these leveraged finance products (i.e., bank, bond, ABL, RBL) in order to provide maximum efficiency to our clients.

We represent most of the world’s leading commercial banks and investment banks that provide leveraged finance products, as well as alternative lenders such as debt funds and business development companies. We also represent borrowers and issuers in leveraged financing transactions. Our strong relationships with many of the world’s leading private equity firms enable us to be designated lenders’ and underwriters’ counsel in leveraged buyout financings and other transactions involving private equity-sponsored borrowers and issuers.

Our Leveraged Finance group provides lender clients with a full array of complementary debt-focused practice areas unique among our leveraged finance competitors. Our Creditors Rights, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Securitization. and Investment Funds practices enable us to provide cradle-to-grave legal guidance to lenders extending leveraged credit.

Kramer Levin also supports the Leveraged Finance group with robust and comprehensive specialty capabilities for both due diligence and transactional functions, utilizing the resources of our Tax, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Land Use, Environmental, Employment and ERISA, and litigation practice groups.

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