Different types of transactions will require different funding structures and have different commercial drivers and issues. There are a number of factors that can impact on parties successfully completing a transaction. Speed of execution, confidentiality, ability to carry out due diligence and reliance on reports, take-out/refinancing options, certainty of funds and credit requirements of financiers, to name a few. These factors are overlaid by the strategies and optimal tax or accounting outcomes desired by the parties involved in the transaction.
Our banking and finance team advises a broad range of senior and mezzanine financiers and sponsors in the financing of merger and acquisition transactions. Our experience extends from management of leveraged buy-outs and trade sales, to public takeovers and schemes of arrangement. We provide our clients with a full service offering, working closely with other relevant specialists across the firm in associated areas such as corporate, competition law and tax.
We are proactive in anticipating the key legal issues our clients may face and identify how these can be addressed most efficiently. These issues can range from legal due diligence on security issues where the target provides financial assistance in a share acquisition, to stamp duty and other tax considerations and intercreditor arrangements. Our approach is to cut through the legal complexities to assist our clients complete the deal as efficiently as possible, whilst at the same time protecting their legal interests.