Mezzanine Finance

Latham & Watkins is recognized as a global leader for its representation of financial sponsors, issuers and investors in structuring and negotiating complex mezzanine finance transactions.

Why Latham

Latham’s integrated team approach to client representation combines extensive experience negotiating deals that require multiple layers of financing with the comprehensive resources of the firm’s global capital markets and bank finance teams.   

Latham’s mezzanine financing capabilities include:

  • Executing clients’ preferred exit strategies, including public offerings, recapitalizations, and refinancings and dispositions
  • Forming and administering mezzanine funds and other investment vehicles, including fund structuring and closing
  • Negotiating, documenting and consummating transactions, including subordination and intercreditor arrangements
  • Providing expert tax and structuring advice

Some of the world’s largest financial sponsors and issuers, as well as investors, lenders and placement agents, have turned to Latham for legal advice in a variety of mezzanine finance scenarios. In the last three years, Latham lawyers completed more than US$3.6 billion in mezzanine finance transactions. 

Latham’s mezzanine finance practice includes a dedicated team of capital markets and bank finance lawyers who handle complex financing and securities matters around the world. By drawing on the comprehensive resources of an interdisciplinary group of finance, mergers and acquisitions, partnership, tax, securities, employment, benefits and environmental lawyers, Latham provides its clients with expertise in related considerations as well.  

The Mezzanine Finance Practice’s dedicated capital markets and bank finance lawyers handle company IPOs, re-capitalizations, fund structuring, subordination and intercreditor arrangements.