In the international M&A market, many transactions rely on debt financing to complete the closing
Debt financing tools include not only traditional senior bank bonds, but also mezzanine financing provided by alternative financiers such as banks or specialist debt funds, as well as direct financing in debt capital markets.
Different types of mergers and acquisitions have significantly different impacts and requirements on financing arrangements. Both creditors and debtors' lawyers must have profound experience in financing arrangements in different types of mergers and acquisitions, so as to help both parties to reach pragmatic and prudent financing and guarantee arrangements and realise smooth lending within a short window period of mergers and acquisitions.
Nowadays, structuring a deal requires a range of capabilities in the financing practice, and King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is one of the few law firms rooted in China and with M&A financing practice capability required in the market.
We fully understand the business dynamics and drivers of mergers and acquisitions and leveraged financing, and serve a wide range of Chinese and international banks, debt funds and acquirers. The KWM global network enables us to advise on local and international laws with respect to M&A financing. As the lead counsel, we have advised on mergers and acquisitions or privatisation financing projects of listed companies in the United States, Hong Kong SAR, Europe, Australia and other places. We are able to anticipate the developments of the market and adjust our working methods and service offerings accordingly.
- M&A financing of unlisted companies / M&A financing of listed companies;
- Competitive negotiation based M&A financing;
- Mezzanine financing;
- Inter-creditor arrangements; and
- Refinancing of M&A debt.