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Private Credit

We have experience in seamlessly structuring, negotiating and closing complex matters at a consistent level of quality across jurisdictions.

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Our global network of finance lawyers work in conjunction with lawyers from the firm’s other top-tier practices, including our investment and fund formation group, corporate & securities, capital markets, bankruptcy and insolvency, tax and regulatory group, in the representation of a broad base of private credit providers.

Our experience in private credit extends from the largest transactions through to the middle market. We take pride in the fact that we handle a wide range of transactions of varying sizes and complexity and that we are a one-stop go-to for both domestic and cross-border matters. Our clients and the investors and companies that they support are active in a variety of sectors, such as financial services, healthcare and life sciences, retail, consumer products, auto, restaurants, media, transportation, energy, infrastructure, real estate and technology, as well as in other targeted strategies, such as distressed investing and turnaround opportunities.

We have lawyers located throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe and have an extensive history of working on some of the world’s most significant transactions—from the developed markets of the US, Canada and Europe to the developing markets of Latin America and other nations. Our team is comprised of a large number of partners and associates dedicated to private credit and all of the related attributes of private credit providers. This provides a significant advantage to our clients in speed to market, knowledge and efficiency when executing on financings.

Acquisition Financings
Mayer Brown is actively involved in a wide range of corporate and private equity led acquisitions and other forms of leveraged buyouts. Our finance lawyers have extensive experience working collaboratively with our M&A and Private Equity practices on a broad array of transactions and deal structures (including senior and senior-stretch, first lien/second lien, mezzanine, unitranche, bank/bond, Term Loan B and ABL). Our experience extends from the largest domestic and international deals, through the middle market, to small corporate and private equity fund transactions (including family office and pledge funds).

Asset-Based Lending and Trade Finance
Mayer Brown has one of the leading international practices in asset-based lending (ABL) and trade finance. We represent numerous asset-based lenders and borrowers and are highly skilled in documenting and structuring ABL and supply chain/trade receivables financings, and are deeply knowledgeable about all types of collateral.

Fund Finance
Mayer Brown has the preeminent subscription finance practice in the US and UK and the top handful of subscription finance practices in the world, and represents a wide range of clients, including private credit funds, in subscription credit facilities for many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated real estate, private equity funds, and debt funds. We have working relationships with nearly every major lending player in the US market and the majority of active lenders in the UK and European markets.

Fund Formation and Investment Management
We have an extensive global Fund Formation & Investment Management team involving more than 90 lawyers from across the firm’s worldwide practice areas focused structuring, marketing, regulation and operation of public and private investment funds in a range of jurisdictions worldwide. Our lawyers’ broad market experience enables fund sponsor, adviser and investor clients to structure funds and investments creatively and efficiently to maximize fund-raising flexibility and opportunities.

Distressed Debt and Non-Performing Loans
We are recognized as one of the leading law firms in the distressed debt and non-performing loans (NPL) market. We regularly represent sellers and buyers in major NPL transactions as well as in their day-to-day trading activities. Documents created by our firm have established market standards, particularly in a variety of European jurisdictions, and are used by a range of participants. Our experience includes financing NPL transactions by means of leveraged loans and securitizations.

Workouts and Restructurings
We represent secured and unsecured creditors—both individual creditors and creditor committees—in many workouts of loans and in insolvency proceedings. We cover every phase in the life of a distressed credit: the structuring of workouts, documenting consensual arrangements, foreclosing on collateral and preparing for and advocacy during insolvency proceedings in the Americas (including cases under chapter 11, chapter 7 and chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code), Asia and Europe (including debtor-in-possession financings in the US and other financings for companies in insolvency proceedings).

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