Meeting the Demands of Raising Capital
Latham’s Private Equity Finance Practice is dedicated to serving the financing needs of private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Practice lawyers have significant experience in bank financings, securities offerings, bridge lending, mezzanine financings and virtually every other type of financing available in the marketplace.
Latham helps clients secure committed financing for acquisitions of private and public companies in a wide variety of contexts and industries. The team draws on the firm’s deep bench of practice expertise and industry knowledge worldwide to craft the best strategy for winning the deal.
A Team Approach
The Private Equity Finance Practice offers clients expert counsel at every stage of a private equity investment, including:
- Strategic advice on financing conditions, “certain funds” requirements, and commitment paper terms that offer clients a competitive advantage in an auction market
- Counseling portfolio companies after acquisition close on their financing needs through their entire life cycle
- Substantial experience with hedging transactions, credit facility refinancing and re-pricing transactions, restructurings, accordion and other add-on financings
- Expertise on bond consent solicitations and bond tender offers, exchange offers and initial public offerings
Latham takes a team approach to covering the financing needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies, covering all financial products to function as a "one-stop financing shop" for clients. On any particular transaction, the same team runs the debt commitment papers, coordinates the finance-related provisions of the purchase agreement, leads both the bank and bond financings, and advises the portfolio company post-closing and through the exit transaction.