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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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During the term of a facility, the borrower's financial position is likely to fluctuate. Sometimes, its circumstances change to such an extent that it wants the terms of...

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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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The derivative contracts regime represents a comprehensive, self-contained and exclusive regime for the taxation of a company's derivative transactions in the UK. It only...

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The lender's lawyers usually co-ordinate the execution of the finance documents either through a physical signing meeting or a virtual signing. The borrower's lawyers...

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This Practice Note considers the UK taxation treatment of securitisation companies that fall within the scope of the permanent securitisation regime. It explains: • what...

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One of the features used to categorise loans is the number of lenders involved. A loan involving one lender is known as a 'bilateral loan'. A loan involving more than one...

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This Practice Note focuses on the impact of Brexit on facilities agreements. It discusses (or links to detailed information on): • the position on the Loan Market...

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This Practice Note summarises the main tax issues arising for the UK acquisition group in a private equity-backed buyout. In particular the note: • describes the tax...

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This Practice Note explains certain common financial covenants used in commercial finance transactions including: • minimum net worth test • gearing ratio • leverage...

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The UK and US secondary (private) debt trading markets are very similar when transacted on the suite of documents issued by the Loan Market Association (LMA) in the UK...

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In financing transactions, conditions precedent are the conditions that need to be fulfilled for funding to occur. This Practice Note explains: • the nature of conditions...

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Timing This phase often overlaps with the Finance documents phase in loan transactions. Once the lawyers have started to draft the finance documents, the list of...

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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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One of the initial signs of distress is usually a covenant breach by the company. The lenders may agree to a simple waiver, which cures a temporary blip in the company's...

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This Practice Note considers the acts typically carried out by limited partnerships (LPs) in the context of finance transactions and covers the steps which can be taken...

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