Hogan Lovells is one of the world's leading global legal practices. The leveraged finance team has a reputation as a key player at the top end of mid-market sponsor-backed financings. In particular, the team has played a leading role in the development of the unitranche market and regularly advises lender and borrower clients on unitranche and other mid-market financing structures. Examples of our recent experience include:
Advising Permira and Investec as the unitranche and super senior lenders on the refinancing of the debt facilities of the Autovista Group
Advising Avenue Capital, Northleaf Capital and HSBC on the financing for the acquisition by Vitruvian of the aviation data services business of AXIO Aviation and OAG
Advising Ares Management and Santander on the financing for the acquisition of Timico Technologies by Lyceum Capital
Advising Barings on the unitranche facility to support the acquisition of Michell Instruments by Battery Ventures
Advising Alcentra and RBS on the financing of Equistone's acquisition of Apogee Group
We have one of the largest and most diverse banking practices of any leading international firm, with over 100 banking lawyers across Europe, including from our offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Proskauer is a leading international law firm focused on creating value. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 725+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, we are recognized not only for our legal excellence, but also our dedication to client service. Proskauer’s Private Credit Group is a unique middle market finance practice. The group was the first to dedicate its practice solely to representing providers of private credit. We represent over 50 clients, including private debt funds, business development companies, asset managers, finance companies and family offices. These lenders provide financings for transactions ranging from $10 million to more than $1 billion across a myriad of product types and industries. Our technical strength, combined with our expansive experience, makes us the Firm of choice for first-in-kind transactions. We have developed innovative structures such as upside-down unitranches and synthetic mezzanine as well as migrated the bifurcated unitranche into the European market. We have been active in the market for more than 20 years, and have participated in the evolution of a number of credit products, including senior-stretch loans, unitranche loans, second lien loans, and secured mezzanine. We maintain two proprietary databases, which gives us a market edge, and with more than 200 searchable terms, our data provides our clients with real-time intelligence on the state of the credit markets. We have a large team of partners and associates in key financial centers across the globe based in our offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Boston, and consistently close more than 150 deals a year, which provides us with a keen insight into market trends in deals of all sizes, structures and industries.