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Eversheds Sutherland’s international corporate lending practices advise financial institutions and corporate borrowers on transactions in primary and secondary markets. We work extensively with borrowers, lenders and debt advisers in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Wherever you do business, we are on hand to help.

We are able to provide the right team for each transaction covering single bank, multi-bank and syndicated facilities across local and international loan markets. We also have extensive experience of leveraged and structured finance provided by banks and funds, as well as working with our Restructuring colleagues on complex restructuring transactions. Working alongside our Corporate and M&A colleagues, we bring our corporate debt experience to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations, ensuring that the funding aspects of these transactions are negotiated and concluded in a commercially focused way alongside the deal.

Experienced corporate lending lawyers

Our global team has experience of a wide range of financing structures including:

– investment and non-investment grade corporate debt facilities

– cross-over/hybrid credit corporate debt facilities

– leverage senior and junior debt facilities, including unitranche facilities, super senior RCFs and PIK (and Holdco PIK)

– Sustainability Linked RCF’s and Green Loans

– ABL and invoice discounting

– overdraft and other short term facilities

– standalone corporate guarantees and security (including in support of pensions liabilities)

– restructurings including standstills and debt for equity

We also have extensive experience of the transition from IBOR to risk free rates and are working with a number of borrowers and lenders to identify, transition and repaper relevant agreements to meet the required industry deadlines.

Industry expert

We have a senior banker as part of our team, who has over 25 years’ experience of the corporate banking, debt finance and DCM market, arranging finance at leading banks for large and mid-market corporates. His experience includes advising privately owned, publicly listed or private equity backed businesses and both corporate debt and acquisition finance. This means that we can provide our clients with invaluable industry insight into the debt markets and commercial terms.

Our experience

  • advising a FTSE 100 PLC on its £450m syndicated sustainably linked RCF
  • acting for a major European corporate in connection with EUR 850m acquisition facilities provided by a group of French banks to finance a public bid
  • advising a FTSE 250 retailer on its £225m RCF refinancing
  • advising a FTSE 250 PLC on underwritten acquisition facilities
  • advising a PLC in relation to its £300m RCF refinancing and the linkage to its existing private placements
  • advising a FTSE listed PLC on the £650m refinance of its securitisation, multibank RCF and bilateral facilities alongside an equity raise
  • advising a PLC on a sustainability-linked facility in respect of carbon emissions, wood sustainability and gender diversity in the workplace
  • acting for a tech client on its group reorganisation and refinancing of a unitranche facility, super senior RCF and Holdco PIK facility
  • advising one of the largest flour milling companies in the United States in connection with first lien and second lien acquisition credit of $677.5m as well as a $100m receivables factoring facility
  • advising a borrower on a £75 million sustainability linked loan, with targets linked to using increased percentages of recycled product in their manufacturing processes

Contact our corporate lending team

If you would like any further information or need advice on corporate lending, please contact our legal team.

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