Leveraged Finance

Leveraged finance and debt capital market expertise for issuers seeking to finance their growth, optimize their capital structure, or reduce borrowing costs.

How We Can Help You

William Blair's Leveraged Finance Group is a team of dedicated debt advisory bankers focused on delivering an optimal financing outcome for each client’s specific situation. We provide conflict-free advisory and arrangement services for middle-market companies across a wide range of industries and transaction types. Whether the objective is to finance an acquisition, refinance an existing facility, support growth with additional capital, or provide liquidity to existing shareholders, our team leverages a broad lender network to deliver the best financing solution available in the market. These relationships, along with our group’s extensive experience and proprietary 360° view of the leveraged finance market, allow us to provide our clients with a full menu of product options, including:

  • Senior bank debt
  • Leveraged loans
  • Unitranche facilities
  • Second-lien and subordinated debt
  • Late-stage or venture debt
  • Structured equity

Demystifying Today’s Lending Markets

The range of lending options available to private companies has never been broader. But with greater options comes greater complexity. Management teams need assurance that they have received the optimal deal available and terms that are aligned with their needs.

In this video, William Blair’s Mark Birkett and Michael Ward describe where lending markets stand today and how a debt advisor can help you find the optimal lending solution for your specific needs.

Insights From the Front Lines

Leveraged Finance: 2021 in Review

Debt financing experienced powerful momentum in 2021 as deal volume hit an all-time high and new financing options emerged. William Blair’s Leveraged Finance Group reviews the key themes that drove debt financing markets in 2021.

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Selected Transactions

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Senior Secured Credit Facility

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First Lien Credit Facility

$180,000,000

Unitranche Credit Facility

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to HungerRush, LLC, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, to refinance its existing indebtedness and to support future growth.

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Unitranche Credit Facility

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Senior Secured Credit Facility

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a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity

Senior & Subordinated Debt Preferred Equity

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Connect America, a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity (Rockbridge), in connection with the pending acquisition and financing of Philips Aging and Caregiving.

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Not Disclosed

an affiliate of Nationwide Children's Hospital

Senior Secured Term Loan Preferred Equity

$170,000,000

Unitranche Credit Facility

For More Information

Please contact a member of the leveraged finance team.

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