Our U.S. finance practice provides clients, including private credit funds, major banks and financial sponsors with a full service offering for a broad range of debt finance products, including senior, second-lien and asset-based credit facilities, mezzanine and holdco debt, bridge and bank/bond financings, high yield bond offerings, securitization take-outs, debtor-in-possession and exit financings and restructurings. We have extensive experience across virtually all industries and sectors in which our clients operate, and are well positioned to advise on the latest terms and structures in the marketplace – whether middle-market or large cap. We regularly advise on the structuring and execution of deals encompassing all of the major private debt strategies such as senior debt, unitranche, subordinated debt (second lien/PIK), growth capital, structured equity and mid-cap private placements, and have deep product expertise across private equity, corporate, infrastructure, distressed assets and credit opportunities. https://www.allenovery.com/en-gb/global
Egan-Jones Ratings started providing ratings in 1995 for the purpose of issuing timely, accurate ratings. The firm rapidly gained credibility by flagging the failures of Enron and WorldCom, and has since established itself as a leading global provider of credit ratings. Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider. Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Studies by the Federal Reserve and prestigious academic institutions confirm that over time, ratings from the largest NRSROs tend to converge toward the Egan-Jones Rating.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
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Hogan Lovells is one of the world's leading global legal practices providing solutions to complex legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. Change is happening faster than ever and we pride ourselves on combining fresh thinking and proven experience to deliver legal solutions that help our clients stay ahead in a dynamic world.
We are at the forefront of the private credit market advising on all stages of the lending lifecycle – from the structuring and establishment of direct lending funds, through to advising lenders and borrowers on financing transactions, including regulatory and tax aspects, and providing restructuring advice in the event that this is required. The breadth of our practice means that we can call on specialist teams across our network to assist with any issues that arise.
Our leveraged finance specialists located in the key financial centre across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, have gained extensive technical knowledge and hands-on experience from working with lender clients around the world across many different lending markets including leveraged, real estate, infrastructure, trade and asset finance. Together, we help you stay ahead in this rapidly developing market.
Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world’s leading law firms with more than 3,000 lawyers representing clients from 18 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Kirkland & Ellis’s market-leading Debt Finance Practice Group is fully integrated with the Firm’s global M&A/private equity, capital markets, restructuring and tax platforms. This multidisciplinary approach leverages the Firm’s broad experience to provide borrower and lender clients with strategic and focused representation adapted to their needs. The Firm’s debt finance group serves a wide and varied client base ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to leading global private equity firms and their numerous portfolio companies. It brings to bear the largest dedicated group of debt finance practitioners in the marketplace with an unparalleled commercial understanding of U.S. and international financing markets. With more than 280 debt finance attorneys practicing out of the U.S., Asia and Europe, Kirkland handles more transactions for borrowers than any other law firm in the world and, for the last five years, has led the market in U.S. borrower transactions. This unmatched volume allows the team to provide creative and nimble counsel on today’s largest, multifaceted financing transactions, debt restructurings and workouts.
DBRS Morningstar is a leading provider of independent rating services and opinions for corporate and sovereign entities, financial institutions, and structured finance instruments globally. Rating more than 3,000 issuers and 60,000 securities, we are the fourth-largest credit rating agency in the world.
DBRS Morningstar empowers investor success by bringing more transparency and a much-needed diversity of opinion in the credit rating industry. Our approach and size allow us to be nimble enough to respond to customers' needs in their local markets, but large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources they require. Market innovators choose to work with us because of our agility, tech-forward approach, and exceptional customer service.
DBRS Morningstar is the next generation of credit ratings.
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PricingDirect, a wholly owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has served as a trusted, independent, source of fixed income and derivative valuations for nearly 20 years. The team continues to build on its history of innovation with the recent launch of Validation +, TransparencyDirect, and a Liquidity Score at the asset class and universe level. PricingDirect provides valuations for more than 2.7 million fixed income and derivative instruments across multiple global market snapshots throughout the day.
We are 725+ lawyers serving clients from offices located in the leading financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The world’s leading organizations, companies and corporations choose us to be their representatives in their most critical situations. Moreover, they consider Proskauer a strategic partner to drive their business forward. We work with asset managers, private equity and venture capital firms, Fortune 500 companies, major sports leagues, entertainment industry legends and other industry-redefining companies.
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs.
Churchill, an investment-specialist affiliate of Nuveen (the asset manager of TIAA), provides customized financing solutions to middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies across the capital structure. With $24 billion of committed capital, we provide first lien, unitranche, second lien and mezzanine debt, in addition to equity co-investments and private equity fund commitments. Churchill has a long history of disciplined investing across multiple economic cycles and our unique origination strategy, best in class execution and investment are driven by more than 80 professionals in New York, Charlotte and Chicago. More information can be found at www.churchillam.com.
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