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Our leveraged and acquisition finance team is made up of experienced specialists whose market knowledge, pragmatism and commercial 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 sponsors, corporates investment and commercial banks, private credit funds and institutional investors. A wide client base gives us a wider perspective on the markets and transactional pinch points.

The team advises on numerous leveraged financings and our track record includes many of the world's most innovative and complex financings. Our global reach enables us to deliver both domestic and international cross border transactions.

We act on a broad range of financings, from primary LBOs, secondary buy-outs, public bids, private acquisitions, to dividend recaps,IPO related exit financings, debt refinancings and restructurings.

An increasing range of debt solutions requires a more sophisticated understanding of the different markets and structuring multi-sourced financings. We have wide experience in financing solutions and structures, including cov-light term loan Bs, high yield bonds, senior loans with maintenance covenants, unitranche terms, mezzanine, second lien, PIK and subordinated debt, bridge financing, vendor financing and related hedging arrangements.

Our finance team works closely with specialists in other areas, such as tax, pensions, anti-trust, private equity and M&A, 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

Access the Clifford Chance Financial Markets Toolkit for a 24/7 online resource that gives you the cutting edge knowledge you need for your financial markets business. Aimed at all professionals working across the global financial markets, the Toolkit comprises a collection of publications, guides and transaction tools from across our network. It has been designed to be compatible with smart phones and tablets and its resources are available to you on demand, whenever you need them.

Finance Industry Alerter

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