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Leveraged Finance

Kramer Levin’s Leveraged Finance team is distinguished by its depth of experience in representing numerous lenders in the largest, most complex finance transactions. Our team has handled transactions that include 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 only a few firms experienced 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 bridge loans
  • Mezzanine financings

Our proficiency in working with all these leveraged finance products enables us to offer our clients deal-specific strategic guidance, pragmatic advice and maximum efficiency.

We represent most of the world’s leading commercial 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 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.

Further, we are able to offer clients a full array of complementary debt-focused services, making us unique among our leveraged finance competitors. Working closely with members of our Corporate, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Securitization, and Investment Funds practices, we provide legal guidance at every stage of the loan life cycle to lenders extending leveraged credit. Utilizing the resources of our Tax, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Land Use, Environmental, Employment and Litigation practices, we provide robust and comprehensive due diligence and transactional and dispute resolution capabilities.