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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: 30 January 2023

A&O advises the initial purchasers in connection with Verisure’s EUR450m high yield bond issuance

Allen & Overy’s high yield and leveraged finance team has advised the initial purchasers in connection with the issuance today of EUR450 million 7⅛% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 by Verisure Holding…

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Publications: 18 January 2023

Allen & Overy partners author U.S. chapter of Legal 500’s Acquisition Finance Comparative Guide 2023

In the new Legal 500: Acquisition Finance Comparative Guide 2023, partners Jake Mincemoyer, Stanimir Kostov, Ilona Potiha Laor, and Karen Buzard along with associates Eugene Pevzner and Dimitar…

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News: 18 January 2023

Allen & Overy advises consortium of banks on Triton’s proposed USD1.2bn public takeover offer for Caverion Corporation

Allen & Overy has advised Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, DNB Bank, J.P. Morgan, OP Corporate Bank and Swedbank as providers of the debt financing, on Triton’s proposed USD1.2bn public tender offer for…

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News: 09 January 2023

Allen & Overy advises on the leveraged infrastructure acquisition financing of Cube Infrastructure Fund III's purchase of MVV Energie CZ

A&O announced today that it has advised Kommunalkredit Austria AG and Komerční banka, a.s., on the syndicated leveraged infrastructure acquisition financing of Cube Infrastructure Fund III’s purchase…

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