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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Corporate Borrowing<br />& Investment Grade Lending

Corporate Borrowing
& Investment Grade Lending

Our corporate borrowing and investment grade lending team is made up of experienced professionals whose market knowledge and commercial and innovative approach has earned it a strong reputation in the global market.

The team's extensive deal experience and knowledge of evolving market terms, trends and legal developments is combined with best deal execution – enabling us to anticipate issues, find swift solutions and deliver efficiently.

Whatever your goal, we can advise across the spectrum of debt solutions, including syndicated, club and bilateral term loans and revolving credit facilities, private placements, receivables and asset financings, M&A financings (including public bid financing), bridge to bond and equity take outs, IPO facilities, margin lending, ECA backed and other trade facilitiesprivate banking and public sector financing.

How can we help you?

Holistic market overview and cutting edge experience

Our clients are corporates, governments and public sector bodies, as well as commercial and investment banks. A wide client base gives us a wider perspective on the markets.

We also act for and have close relationships with regulators and industry bodies (such as the Loan Market Association and the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association) and are at the forefront of issues that shape the market, enabling us to provide valuable insights to clients.

The team advises on numerous corporate borrowings and investment grade financings and our track record includes some of the world's most high value and complex financings.

Broad global and local expertise to meet financing needs

Our global reach enables us to deliver both domestic and international cross border transactions. We act on a broad range of lending transactions, from working capital and backstop facilities to merger and acquisition financings, project financings and debt refinancings, recapitalisations and restructurings.

Clients may wish to roll or update their regular financing arrangements, explore alternative debt or equity capital options or arrange new financings to pursue strategic opportunities.

We work with industry professionals to deliver integrated solutions

We work with our derivatives, debt and equity capital markets, real estate finance, structured debt and regulatory teams to deliver integrated financing solutions.

We also work closely with professionals in other areas such as tax, antitrust, corporate and pensions, as well as industry sector professionals.

This multi-disciplinary approach helps us to understand the key issues facing our clients and allows us to tailor our services to meet their business needs and to deliver co-ordinated solutions.

Recent client highlights

Refinancing of Telefónica's EUR 5.5 billion revolving facility

Advised the arrangers on a sustainability linked basis.

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GBP 835 million investment grade refinancing for Moto with ESG objectives

Linked to several environmental and social objectives.

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USD 1.2 billion refinancing for We Soda Limited

Advised the mandated lead arrangers in relation to the $1.2 billion term loan refinancing for We Soda Limited, the largest natural soda ash producer in the world.

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Financing Siemens Energy's takeover bid for Siemens Gamesa

Advised the arrangers in relation to the EUR 4.2 billion bridge financing for Siemens Energy AG.

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HOCHTIEF takeover offer financing for CIMIC

Advised HOCHTIEF on its takeover financing for CIMIC.

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CityFibre GBP 4.9 billion financing

Advised the funders to CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent carrier-neutral Full Fibre platform, on its up to £4.9 billion financing.

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