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Jessica Shearer is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit Group.

Jessica focuses her practice on representing private credit…

Jessica Shearer is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit Group.

Jessica focuses her practice on representing private credit providers, including senior lenders, business development companies, mezzanine funds, small business investment company funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, in connection with middle-market financing transactions. She has experience in a wide range of financing types, including unitranche, first lien, second lien, secured and unsecured mezzanine, holdco and debtor-in-possession, across a variety of industries.

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The new $349 billion Payment Protection Program (“PPP”) administered by the Small Business Administration under the CARES Act began accepting loan applications on April 3, 2020, with more than $4.3 billion of loans processed on the first day alone. Proceeds of these loans may be used for payroll, utilities, rent and mortgage payments.  While many private credit lenders may lend to portfolio companies that are ineligible for participation in the program in light of the current regulations with respect to affiliation, other private credit lenders (particularly those with SBIC vehicles) are receiving an influx of requests from their  borrowers for…

About

Jessica Shearer is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit Group.

Jessica focuses her practice on representing private credit…

Jessica Shearer is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit Group.

Jessica focuses her practice on representing private credit providers, including senior lenders, business development companies, mezzanine funds, small business investment company funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, in connection with middle-market financing transactions. She has experience in a wide range of financing types, including unitranche, first lien, second lien, secured and unsecured mezzanine, holdco and debtor-in-possession, across a variety of industries.