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Our corporate and investment grade lending team is made up of experienced specialists whose commercialism, market knowledge and innovative approach has earned it a strong reputation as a global leader in the 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, quickly find solutions and deliver efficiently.

Our clients are corporates, sponsors, funds, governments and public sector bodies, as well as commercial and investment banks, private credit funds and institutional investors. A wide client base gives us a wider perspective on the markets and transactional pinch points.

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 and investment grade financings and our track record includes some of the world's most high value and complex financings. 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 embark on new projects. Whatever their 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, bridge financing for funds, ECA backed and other trade facilities, private banking and public sector financing. 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 specialists in other areas such as tax, anti-trust, corporate and pensions, as well as industry sector specialists. 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.

Financial Markets Toolkit

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