Corporate

Mezzanine Finance

Mezzanine Finance

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Our corporate finance attorneys regularly represent national, international, state, and regional banks and non-bank investors in structuring and negotiating complex mezzanine finance transactions, including deals that require multiple layers of financing. We represent financial institutions as lenders, issuers, underwriters, credit enhancers, and servicers; and we also represent mezzanine borrowers from multi-national corporations to emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Our attorneys negotiate and document transactions in all forms of mezzanine debt financing, as well as providing the due diligence clients expect in evaluating risks and balancing business, operational, and legal needs.

Our corporate finance attorneys have extensive experience in structuring and negotiating mezzanine transactions for such activities as:

  • Management buy-outs
  • Leveraged acquisitions
  • Bridge financing
  • Growth capital
  • Recapitalizations
  • Restructurings
  • Portfolio purchases and sales
  • Real estate “gap” financing

Among the full range of services our attorneys provide are:

  • Negotiating, documenting, and consummating transactions
  • Forming and administering mezzanine funds
  • Fund structuring and closing
  • Managing subordination and inter-creditor arrangements
  • Providing tax and structuring advice
  • Executing clients’ exit strategies

We are also highly proficient advisors of institutional and regulated clients requiring specific knowledge of the unique laws and regulations that affect their investment activities.

For the energy industry, in which our finance attorneys are deeply rooted, we have advised and represented major mezzanine lenders in such specialized transactions as production-based mezzanine financing, reserve-based mezzanine financing, formation of new mezzanine lenders, and crafting of debtor-in-possession financing.

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