Leveraged and Acquisition Finance
Responding to competitive tensions and regulatory challenges, the global banking market is evolving. Non-bank lending is also growing.
The leveraged finance team at Hogan Lovells has extensive experience advising lenders on senior and mezzanine facilities. At the forefront of the debt funds market, where innovation is key, we advise non-bank lenders on unitranche and other alternative lender products (including first loss/second loss, second lien, and PIK), and banks providing working capital facilities alongside those alternative products.
Additionally, we advise corporate borrowers on a range of transactions including take-privates, bids, leveraged recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts.
With pragmatic and commercial advice we drive leveraged and acquisition finance transactions from start to close.
HNA Group on its circa €1.5bn debt and equity financing relating to its acquisition of Swissport.
Commerzbank in connection with £900m term and revolving facilities for the refinancing of Phoenix Group Holdings.
Ares as lender of a €250m unitranche facility for the acquisition of Fintrax by Eurazeo, the largest debt fund-financed deal in Europe to date.
Regal Cinemas Corporation on the US$1.05bn refinancing of its existing revolving credit and term loan facilities.