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Leveraged Finance

Freshfields’ leveraged finance team drives innovative financing solutions in connection with the biggest and most complex transactions worldwide.

We guide clients through every stage of their financing transactions in every major financial center around the globe. We have incomparable in-depth knowledge and experience and deliver the most sophisticated financing solutions.

Freshfields’ leveraged finance team partners with the world’s leading private equity and other investment funds and their portfolio companies, as well as corporate borrowers, on their leveraged finance transactions, helping to achieve their strategic objectives and driving innovative solutions to address complex commercial and financial issues. Our globally integrated leveraged finance team provide strategic advice across all products, including term loans, revolvers, high-yield bonds, unitranche, ABLs, preferred equity, liability management transactions, privately placed notes and mezzanine debt.

Our team has a wealth of experience advising on all types of event-driven financings including private acquisitions, public to private acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, IPOs, divestitures and minority investments, as well as incremental debt raises, refinancings and corporate treasury matters.

We advise on leveraged financings in all forms, from simple bilateral facilities for working capital needs to the largest and most complex syndicated and private credit leveraged financing transactions involving a combination of loans, notes, high yield bonds and preferred or other equity instruments and in a variety of different contexts.

Our technical and strategic expertise is augmented by sector specialisms and close relationships with decision-makers at leading financial institutions and investment funds. We are at the forefront of market trends and cutting-edge market technology. Our negotiation skills, rigor, creativity and the commerciality of our practitioners help our clients structure and execute their leveraged financing transactions and meet their broader strategic objectives in every major financing market around the globe.  

Recent client successes

Awards & Recognitions

A leading firm for Banking & Finance (New York), Chambers USA 2024

Band 1: Banking & Finance (Austria, Germany & the UK), Chambers Europe 2024

A leading firm for Banking & Finance (International Firms) (Asia-Pacific & China), Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024