As the private credit market continues to expand, it is becoming increasingly attractive to a range of companies – including those that would historically have sought funding from public markets. So how are funds evolving to tap these opportunities? And what is their role in a post-COVID environment?

As banks find themselves retrenching in the current market, how can this convergence create opportunities for private lenders and credit providers?

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Photo of Alexander Griffith Alexander Griffith

Alex Griffith is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups.

Alex’s practice focuses on leveraged finance and general debt finance work, advising senior, mezzanine, second lien, unitranche and other private capital providers.

His extensive…

Alex Griffith is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit and Finance Groups.

Alex’s practice focuses on leveraged finance and general debt finance work, advising senior, mezzanine, second lien, unitranche and other private capital providers.

His extensive experience covers a wide range of transactions, including corporate refinancings, management buyouts and buy-ins, recapitalizations, institutional acquisitions, restructurings, public-to-private takeovers (both domestic and international), and other innovative, first-in-kind transactions involving private sources of capital.

In addition, Alex advises financial sponsors, corporates and management teams on the raising of debt finance in the European Markets.

Photo of Faisal Ramzan Faisal Ramzan

Faisal Ramzan is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit, Finance and Distressed Debt Groups.

Faisal’s practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic finance transactions and credit arrangements, particularly those financings that involve private sources of capital.

Faisal Ramzan is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit, Finance and Distressed Debt Groups.

Faisal’s practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic finance transactions and credit arrangements, particularly those financings that involve private sources of capital. He structures and negotiates a wide range of financing facilities such as:

  • senior secured financings
  • mezzanine debt
  • second-lien loans
  • bifurcated and stretched senior unitranche facilities
  • holdco loans
  • other innovative, first-in-kind structures