Alternative Lender and Private Credit
In today’s markets, successfully advancing transactions from evaluation to execution requires sophisticated legal counsel who understand alternative lenders’ business objectives and their appetite for and management of risk. We can help.
A Leading Global Finance Team
We offer a nimble team of professionals across the globe with a proven track record of delivering innovative strategies and successful results under accelerated time-frames to help our alternative lender clients navigate new paths to growth.
We represent private credit and direct lending providers, investment funds, specialty finance firms, hedge funds, commercial finance companies, business development companies, real estate investors, and other alternative lenders across a wide range of industries.
Multifaceted Advice in a Complex Market
We have proven experience across the capital structure—from acquisition financings, asset-based loans, and convertible debt financings to first lien/second lien structures, mezzanine financings, and unitranche facilities.
Our practice spans key financial centers around the world, including the U.S., the UK, Italy, Germany, France, and Latin America.
We are recognized market authorities on intercreditor arrangements from both the senior and junior capital perspectives across all lending structures.
Our debt and equity teams work together seamlessly to structure the equity components of each transaction.
We provide strategic legal counsel to guide our clients through complex restructurings and turnarounds in multiple jurisdictions, including direct lending into distressed scenarios.
Middle Market Law Firm of the YearThe Deal (Europe)
Law Firm of the Year (Lending & Securities)ALT Credit Fund Intelligence, European Service Awards
Represented Guggenheim Credit Services as administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $105 million first priority senior secured term loan for Franchise Group, Inc.’s acquisition of Sears Hometown’s Outlet business.
Represented Barings Global Advisers Limited, a leading global investment management firm, in respect of the second lien financing supporting the acquisition of PhysIOL Group SA by BVI (Beaver-Visitec International).
Represented the agent and lender in connection with a multijurisdictional second lien loan and preference share instrument issued in connection with the $4.3 billion acquisition of a NYSE-listed education company.
Represented a private credit fund in financing a portion of the consideration for the $2.5 billion acquisition of a technology company offering artificial intelligence-enabled fleet management solutions.
Represented Kayne Anderson and Guggenheim Credit Services in financing the acquisition of Buddy’s Home Furnishings, one of the largest independent rent-to-own furniture dealerships in the United States.