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Acquisition/Leverage Finance

The acquisition and leveraged finance markets remain challenging, but there continues to be appetite for high quality transactions, with a stronger focus on credit risk, rigour around the transaction process and documentation.

Our international banking and finance team comprises 100 lawyers, supported by specialists in tax, corporate, real estate, pensions and employment.

We advise in all the cities wherever our clients are active, including all the major financial centres within Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. We advise some of the world's top 50 banks as well as borrowers from all sectors.

Our acquisition finance group acts in both primary and secondary markets. Our client roster includes financial institutions and private equity houses as well as corporate borrowers ranging from global brands to small private companies.

Our particular areas of expertise include:

  • cross-border and domestic acquisitions
  • corporate acquisitions, both public and private
  • leveraged MBOs and MBIs
  • ezzanine, bridge and other structured financing (including cross border syndicated ABL facilities)