K&L Gates’ Corporate, Acquisition, and Asset-Based Finance practice includes lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East who work on a wide array of financing transactions.
We advise lenders and borrowers on the full spectrum of secured and unsecured commercial lending transactions, including leveraged acquisition finance, asset-based and cash flow finance, and other corporate lending transactions. We act across industries. We handle financings in almost every industry throughout the world, including commodities, energy, financial services, funds management, mining, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, motorsports, professional services, media and telecommunications, transportation, and technology. We act globally. We advise on multi-currency, cross-border borrower and guarantor, and cross-border collateral issues arising in multi-jurisdictional financings. As part of the largest fully integrated network of law offices and law partners of any global law firm, we draw regularly upon the comprehensive resources of the firm to address the full scope of related tax, regulatory, and other issues that arise in complex finance transactions across jurisdictions. We advise on all aspects of the capital structure. We negotiate senior secured and unsecured syndicated, club, and bilateral credit facilities and asset-based loans. We also represent clients in mezzanine finance transactions that typically involve complex intercreditor and equity holder arrangements. We routinely assist clients with equity-linked return enhancements, including warrants, convertible notes, and direct equity co-investments. We deal regularly with complex intercreditor and equity holder arrangements in these transactions and offer clients a keen market awareness of differing standards and market trends for debt and lien subordination terms. We work closely with lawyers in other Finance-related practices, including Corporate Debt Securities, Derivatives, Islamic Finance, Project Finance, Real Estate Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Transportation Finance, depending on the nature of the transaction, the borrowing base, and the relevant industry. We act for a diversity of clients:
Representing both borrowers and lenders allows our team to efficiently and effectively facilitate the negotiation process and stay abreast of current market trends.
We have demonstrated knowledge of issues at every stage of acquisition investments for lenders and borrowers. This capability is coupled with a keen market awareness of structuring options, pricing conditions, and covenant packages. Our work includes: