Reed Smith's Acquisition & Leveraged Finance practice is experienced in advising lenders, borrowers and financial advisors in acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts and public-to-private deals. Our multi-jurisdictional acquisition debt team, comprising lawyers from our 23 offices around the globe, works closely with our U.S., European, Middle Eastern and Asian capital markets practice, advising on senior, second lien, mezzanine and PIK debt and high-yield debt offerings. We regularly represent financial institutions, banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, investors taking a minority position, venture capital funds, portfolio managers, and equity fund investors-including major pension funds.
For acquisition finance work, our Finance lawyers work with lawyers from our Corporate & Securities practice, including our private equity team of 60 transactional lawyers. Lawyers in this group also work closely with our Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy team, advising on workouts and restructurings and debtor-in-possession financings.
"As well as accommodating general finance areas including leveraged finance, acquisition finance and corporate and investment grade finance, this banking and finance team also offers specialist expertise in asset finance, media and film and ship finance. This "impressive breadth" of expertise has resulted in instructions from high-profile clients such as Merrill Lynch, Investec and Siemens. The firm has also advised private equity house Wind Point Partners and one of its UK companies, P&L Systems, in connection with a £21 million refinancing with Clydesdale Bank." (Chambers UK 2012)