Vinson & Elkins' Finance lawyers
assist lenders and borrowers / sponsors with financings for large-scale
acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations, initial public
offerings (IPOs), business expansion, and development of new facilities.
We deftly handle the logistical and administrative challenges posed by
leveraged financing and extensively collateralized transactions. We have
particular experience in debt financing for energy-focused companies, including master
limited partnership (MLPs) dropdowns.
With lawyers strategically located across the U.S. and in London, the
Acquisition & Leveraged Finance team has experience with all types of loans
and credit facilities, including the following:
- Syndicated term loans
- High-yield bonds
- Revolving credit facilities
- Reserve and other asset-based facilities
- Second lien loans
- Bridge facilities (including “bridge-to-bond” and equity bridge
- Senior, mezzanine, PIK and other subordinated
- Unitranche financings
- Fund financing
Collaborating with lawyers firm-wide, we offer comprehensive service,
including tax, capital markets, real estate, employee benefits, environmental,
and ERISA guidance.
V&E Finance lawyers structure solutions regarding all aspects of
debt financing, including the origination, arrangement, underwriting, and
syndication of buyouts and corporate acquisitions. We also assist with
refinancings, distressed loans, and bankruptcy-related financing. Our lawyers
possess a deep understanding of the global markets, the products, and current
market trends. This enhances our ability to design products and instruments
that minimize risk, offer flexibility, and balance strategic considerations
with financing needs.
We take a pragmatic and business-oriented approach, offering sophisticated
advice that considers how legal issues impact each client’s business and future