Global Finance

The Paul Hastings Global Finance practice is consistently ranked and recognized for the many high-profile and complex financing transactions we handle in the U.S. and around the world.

Our premier global team of more than 150 lawyers advises leading lenders, investors, borrowers and other market participants across the full spectrum of raising capital, vehicle formation, deal structuring and execution, regulatory compliance, workouts and restructurings.

We develop innovative strategies to achieve the business goals of clients ranging from the largest and most sophisticated global banks to opportunistic and special situations funds, and from specialty finance firms and private credit funds to business development companies and alternative investment managers – all across a wide range of industries.

From billion-dollar-plus financings to middle-market loans, we use our deep market knowledge and understanding of each client’s business to take advantage of opportunities in developing efficient financing options. Our broad experience ranges across all forms of capital, including syndicated bank loans, high-yield bonds, unitranche and other direct-lending financings, asset-based loans, mezzanine debt and preferred stock.

Clients benefit from our multidisciplinary team, which is fully integrated with the firm’s capital markets, M&A, regulatory, tax, environmental, restructuring and bankruptcy, and other practices to offer seamless execution in all transactions. We also are uniquely able to leverage our impressive global footprint with strong coordination between our firm’s offices across the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia when handling multi-jurisdictional matters.

Select Representations

  • Sempra Energy’s $9.4 billion acquisition of Energy Future Intermediate Holdings Corp.

  • Altice’s $9.1 billion acquisition of Suddenlink funded with new and existing credit facilities and high-yield debt.

  • Bass Pro Group, LLC's $7.9 billion acquisition of Cabela's Inc.

  • Blackstone Credit, Ares Corporation and PSP Investments Credit II USA LLC on the debt financing in connection with Thoma Bravo’s definitive agreement to acquire Stamps.com for $6.6 billion.

  • J.P. Morgan and Barclays Bank PLC on the acquisition financing for MKS Instruments, Inc.,

    in its $5.1 billion cash and stock acquisition of Atotech Limited.

  • Brookfield Asset Management Reinsurance Partners in its $5.1 billion acquisition of American National Group.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Nomura, and RBC as arrangers on a $3 billion financing package for Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar.

  • Jefferies Finance LLC, KKR Capital Markets LLC, Barclays Capital Market Asia Limited, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Sydney Branch and MUFG Bank LTD., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and Jefferies Finance LLC as administrative agent with respect to the financing of KKR’s $2.2 billion acquisition of

    Campbell Soup’s international operations, including Arnott’s biscuits.

  • Barclays Bank PLC as administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a $1.27 billion senior secured credit facility comprising of a $270 million term loan facility and $1 billion revolving credit facility for Encompass Health Corporation.

  • Goldman Sachs and Citigroup as lead arrangers in respect of the financing for the recommended public-to-private acquisition by Advent International of Laird PLC for approximately £1 billion. AI Ladder Limited and UK electronics and technology business Laird reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Laird by Bidco.

  • Bank of America, N.A., with respect to a $1.05 billion term loan facility for Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) in connection with the merger of Xperi Corporation and TiVo Corporation.

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., BMO Capital Markets, BofA Securities, and JP Morgan Chase Bank as lead arrangers and joint bookrunners on a $1 billion sustainability-linked asset-based facility, as part of an integrated working capital financing solution for Southwire Company, LLC, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of wire and cable. This is one of the first sustainability-linked asset-based loan facilities in the U.S. market.

  • Barclays Bank PLC and BMO Capital Markets, as joint physical bookrunners, and Deutsche Bank and Jefferies as joint bookrunners, with respect to an offering of $560 million principal of 9.750% senior secured notes to fund the proposed acquisition of the home healthcare division of Maxim Healthcare Services by Aveanna Healthcare.

  • Wells Fargo as Administrative Agent on a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility for Bumble Bee Foods, LLC. The loan will be used to fund Bumble Bee’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • EchoStar Corporation in the cross-border refinancing in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $190 million and reorganization of the capital structure of

    Globalstar, Inc.

  • Barclays Bank PLC as administrative agent, collateral agent, issuer, and sole lead arranger and sole book runner with respect to a $125 million committed exit asset-based revolving credit facility, and Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner, with respect to a $400 million exit term loan credit facility, in each case, in connection with the emergence from Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, by Mattress Firm, Inc.

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