Leveraged finance and high yield

A&O Shearman has one of the world’s leading leveraged finance and high yield practices.  

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We regularly advise the world’s leading investment and commercial banks, direct lenders, alternative capital providers, investment funds, corporations, and financial sponsors across all types of debt financings.  

Our team provides a full-service offering for senior; asset-based; second-lien; mezzanine; bridge; unitranche; recurring revenue; and PIK debt financings across the syndicated and private credit markets, as well as bank/bond financings; high yield debt offerings; debtor-in-possession and exit financings; special situations lending; restructurings; and workouts for domestic and international transactions.

Cross-industry expertise

Our lawyers have led many of the deals that have shaped and continue to influence the direction of the leveraged finance and high yield market and offer commercial insight across many sectors including real estate, consumer, private equity, infrastructure, energy, life sciences and healthcare, media, and technology.

They work alongside our top-tier practitioners in M&A, financial disputes and securities litigation, financial services regulation, foreign investment controls, restructuring, securitization, and trade finance to support our clients across the lifecycle of their deals.

Our global team spans major financial centers including New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sydney, creating a cross-border network to support our clients’ success.

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