Acquisition finance

Acquisition finance guidance:

This Practice Note compares key terms of the Loan Market Association (LMA) intercreditor agreement for leveraged acquisition finance transactions (senior/mezzanine) (the...

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On an acquisition finance transaction, the borrowing group, in addition to the debt (whether loans or bonds) required to fund the transaction, will typically need other...

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This Practice Note provides an introductory guide to typical provisions found in a straight forward acquisition finance facilities agreement. It provides an overview of...

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Any transaction that involves more than one class of creditor will typically need an intercreditor agreement to be put in place. The arrival of different kinds of...

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This Practice Note is intended as an introductory guide to acquisition finance for those with no, or limited knowledge of the area. It explains: • what acquisition...

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This Practice Note provides a basic introduction to the key parties and documents involved in an acquisition finance transaction together with links for more detailed...

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Most facility agreements require the borrower(s) to prepay all or part of the facility on the occurrence of certain events, known as mandatory prepayment events. For a...

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This Practice Note covers the typical characteristics of the mezzanine facility and explains the key changes needed to turn a senior facilities agreement into a mezzanine...

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This Practice Note discusses: • the purpose of and typical representations in a leveraged senior facilities agreement (SFA) and how these differ from those in an...

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What is second lien financing? Second lien financing is a form of financing that is principally secured by the same security package as senior or first ranking debt, but...

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This Practice Note is intended as an introduction to facilities typically contained in a leveraged senior facilities agreement (SFA) and covers: • the main...

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[To be printed on the headed paper of the agent/security agent] [insert date] To: [insert full name and address of [parent]] Dear [insert full name of parent] 1 We refer...

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Reasons for amending security documents and key risks Reasons for amending a security document There are situations where parties may consider amending security...

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What are high yield bonds? Bonds are capital markets instruments representing a form of debt security. For more information on capital markets and bond issues, see...

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General duty of liquidators and administrators where there has been an unlawful transaction If, during the course of a liquidator's or administrator's investigations into...

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[TO BE PRINTED ON THE HEADED PAPER OF THE BORROWER] [insert date] To: [insert full name and address of agent for service of process] Dear [insert full name of process...

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[To be printed on the headed paper of the arranger[S]] [insert date] To: [insert full name and address of [parent]] Dear [insert full name of parent] We refer to the...

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Bankruptcy searches at the Land Charges Department When a bankruptcy petition is presented by a creditor, the court shall as soon as reasonably practicable send to the...

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COMPANY NUMBER: [insert company number] [insert company name] [LIMITED OR PLC] Minutes of a meeting of the board of directors (the Meeting) of [insert full name of...

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What are they? A bridge to bond facility is a type of acquisition financing where the buyer requires the certainty of a fully committed financing package, but which is...

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The table below summarises the conditions precedent typically requested by senior lenders on an acquisition finance transaction, together with the party responsible for...

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The process of satisfying conditions precedent on a acquisition finance transaction is much the same as on other types of lending transaction. An acquisition finance...

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[To be printed on the headed paper of the lender] [insert date] To: [insert name and address of borrower] Dear [insert full name of borrower] 1 We refer to the facility...

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[To be printed on the headed paper of the Guarantor] [insert date] To: [insert name and address of the lender] Dear [insert full name of lender] 1 We refer to the...

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Overview Covenant 'loose' and covenant 'lite' facilities provoke much debate in the leveraged finance market since they are perceived to indicate that debt markets are...

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In some circumstances, a transaction will involve satisfying certain conditions after completion. These are known as 'conditions subsequent'. This may be as a result of...

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