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Bracewell’s finance attorneys work with financial sponsors, money-center lenders and investment banks that provide related bank debt and high-yield financing. These transactions often involve investment fund representation of senior and subordinated lenders, in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructurings, and other change-of-control financings.

Bracewell represents investment banks, commercial banks and domestic and international hedge funds engaged in the business of lending to companies unable to obtain traditional financing, including companies undergoing financial restructuring or bankruptcy. We regularly represent financial institutions and funds as lenders in structuring and documenting cutting-edge loan transactions, including debtor-in-possession loans, Chapter 11 exit facilities, Term B loans, mezzanine loans, bridge loans, acquisition facilities and other transactions. We recognize that such transactions, while complex, require timely resolution in order to help lenders meet the needs of distressed borrowers.

Our lawyers also advise clients in the cash and synthetic collateralized debt market, working with securitized pools of non-mortgage loan and bond obligations. We also handle senior, mezzanine and subordinated/equity debt in the form of structures involving collateralized bond and loan obligations. Other structures include collateralized debt obligations of asset-backed securities, commercial paper, credit-linked notes and credit derivatives.