Leveraged Finance

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

leveraged-finance-2016William Blair’s leveraged finance team has extensive experience arranging all types of leveraged loans and high yield bonds for sponsor-backed and nonsponsored clients.

Our leveraged finance team arranges:

  • First and second lien loans
  • High-yield bonds
  • Unitranche loans
  • Asset-based loans
  • Mezzanine debt

Our professionals are specialists in arranging leveraged transactions for midmarket clients. We provide trusted, objective advice on how best to structure debt issues, and we are skilled at negotiating key terms of debt agreements. Our leveraged finance team often works in conjunction with our private equity placement professionals to provide single-source solutions for our clients' capital requirements.

We have well-established relationships with the leading lenders and debt buyers in the middle market. We conduct tightly-orchestrated financing processes that deliver optimal pricing and terms for our clients. We work closely with our sector specialists to develop the credit/investment thesis that best positions our clients to achieve their financing goals.


Leveraged FinanceLeveraged Finance | January 2019

The leveraged finance market pulled back in the fourth quarter as wide-ranging uncertainty forced lenders to rethink their risk tolerance. Total leveraged loan volume fell from $67 billion in October to $13 billion in December, the lowest monthly total in three years.

View Q4 2018 report


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