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Debt Finance

Our debt finance practice represents private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, other borrowers, and lenders in medium- to large-cap financing transactions. Our lawyers have amassed experience in all aspects of leveraged finance at elite global law firms as well as Fortune 100 institutional lenders prior to their time at the firm. At Finn Dixon & Herling, our teams bring that experience to bear for clients along with other advantages of our single Connecticut location, including seamless coordination between our debt finance, M&A, tax, and other practices.

For private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, investment funds, and lenders, we use a variety of transaction structures to facilitate acquisitions and provide our clients with working capital and other liquidity needs. We regularly advise on:

  • Acquisition and leveraged financings
  • Syndicated credit transactions (investment and non-investment grade)
  • Asset-based loan financings
  • Cash-flow financings
  • Second lien financings
  • Unitranche financings
  • Mezzanine and other subordinated debt financings
  • Restructurings, workouts, and debtor-in-possession financings
  • Dividend recapitalizations
  • Bridge financings
  • Fund lines of credit and other fund financings

These transactions frequently involve complex tax-driven structures, international components, and diverse intercreditor relationships.

Regardless of the structure of a given deal, our team has the relationships and creativity to reach effective solutions. Our work for both lenders and borrowers gives us insight into the motivations driving all parties in a financing transaction. Our scale allows our senior attorneys to offer clients the attention they require on a particular deal. Most important, however, is the benefit of our deep collective experience. The depth and breadth of our experiences allows us to resolve financing issues efficiently and provides the knowledge to advise our clients on the optimal solution in a given situation, no matter how novel or complex.


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