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Leveraged Finance

We are one of the leading Leveraged Finance practices in the world, known for ground-breaking deals and structures that eventually become market standards.

Thanks to our network, we can combine a multi-jurisdictional leveraged debt team with an extensive capital markets practice.

This enables us to provide our clients with a full service for senior, second-lien, mezzanine and PIK debt, bridge-to-bond financings, bank/bond financings, high-yield debt offerings, securitisation take-outs and debt buy-backs and restructurings.

Our sector knowledge and understanding of our clients’ business objectives enables us to provide legal advice that truly meets those aims within the context of the overall rationale for the debt package. Lenders and borrowers alike need to be able to structure deals in ways that suit market conditions. Our lawyers can advise on any form of leveraged financing that our clients choose to undertake.

The leveraged finance market has changed. Deals these days are different and structuring them demands a broad mix of finance capabilities. We combine our market-leading practices in banking and leveraged finance with a pre-eminent high yield practice. This makes us one of the very few law firms that has the ability to cover all aspects of complicated leveraged finance and high yield transactions and crossover and emerging markets high yield transactions.


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News: 22 JULY 2021

Excess liquidity in CEE – borrowers continue to drive the lending market

At the end of April, Allen & Overy held its 7th Annual CEE Finance Workshop bringing together experts from across the region for an online discussion on the latest loan market trends in CEE. The…

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News: 28 JUNE 2021

A&O advises Brookfield Business Partners on USD5bn acquisition of Modulaire Group

Allen & Overy is advising Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on the approximately USD5 billion acquisition of Modulaire Group from TDR Capital.  

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News: 25 JUNE 2021

Two A&O partners win Women In Business Law Awards Europe 2021

Allen & Overy’s Denise Gibson and Laëtitia Bénard have both been named winners in their respective nomination categories at the Women in Business Law Awards Europe 2021.

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News: 14 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on a dividend recapitalization by SRS Distribution Inc.

The Allen & Overy (“A&O”) U.S. Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets teams have advised the lead arrangers and joint book-running managers on all aspects of a dividend recapitalization (the “Dividend…

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