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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: 01 July 2022

Allen & Overy advises Keensight Capital on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Valiantys

Allen & Overy Paris has advised Keensight Capital, one of the leading European Growth Buyout firms, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Valiantys, alongside the…

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News: 01 July 2022

A&O advises leading Dutch investors on financing for the acquisition of Hunkemöller from Carlyle

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Parcom, Opportunity Partners and other co-investors on the financing for the acquisition of Hunkemöller, one of the leading lingerie brands in…

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News: 31 May 2022

A&O advising Goldman Sachs Asset Management Division on the financing of its acquisition of Norgine

Allen & Overy has advised Goldman Sachs Asset Management Division on the financing for its acquisition of a controlling stake in leading European specialty pharmaceuticals company Norgine BV.

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News: 30 May 2022

A&O advises on the financing of KKR’s recommended offer to acquire ContourGlobal plc

Allen & Overy has advised the arrangers and lenders on the acquisition, refinancing and backstop facilities made available to finance KKR’s recommended offer to acquire ContourGlobal plc.

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