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Eversheds Sutherland’s international leveraged finance practices advise Banks, Direct Lending Funds, Private Equity houses and Borrowers on leveraged finance transactions in primary and secondary markets. Wherever you operate and whatever your needs, we are here to assist you.

Experienced leveraged finance lawyers

Our lawyers act for all the major UK banks, Direct Lending Funds and many of the world’s top 50 banks and financial institutions. We also act for Private Equity houses and Borrowers on their leveraged finance needs. To offer advice and solutions specifically tailored to your business, they frequently collaborate with colleagues in Eversheds Sutherland’s Tax, Corporate, Real Estate, Pensions and Employment teams.

Eversheds Sutherland is active in sectors including, financial services, business services, TMT, healthcare, industrials and energy and natural resources. Our wide-ranging industry knowledge means that we truly understand your business goals and are ready to help you realize them.

Our experience includes:

  • leveraged buy-outs and buy-ins (institutional and management) including refinancings and recapitalisations
  • corporate acquisitions, both public and private (including domestic and cross-border acquisitions
  • unitranche, super senior, mezzanine, bridge and other structured financing (including cross-border syndicated ABL facilities)
  • restructurings, distressed M&A and debt for equity swaps

An experienced leveraged finance legal team

Our recent work includes:

  • advising a direct lending fund in relation to the financing of a UK sponsor’s acquisition of a media software company
  • representing CoBank ACB as the administrative agent in a $960 million secured, syndicated revolving and term loan facility for a leveraged telecommunications acquisition and in refinancing involving three publicly reporting companies
  • advising the bank lender in relation to the provision of super senior revolving credit facilities alongside a €18.5m unitranche financing provided by a direct lending fund
  • advising a borrower client on its re-organisation, refinancing and new investment by a direct lending fund, where the financing package of £1bn+ represented one of the largest European private credit transactions to date
  • advising the direct lending fund in relation to a debt recapitalisation by way of HoldCo PIK bridging facilities and revolving credit facilities
  • advising the sponsor and newco in relation to a £100m+ first out last out financing by a direct lending fund and bank to finance an MBO in the technology sector
  • advising a syndicate of European banks on cross-border leveraged finance, in relation to the acquisition of an Italian engineering business

Contact our leveraged finance team

If you would like any further information or need advice on leveraged finance law, please contact our legal team.

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