Borrower Finance

Our borrower finance team serves as a trusted adviser to borrowers and issuers on an array of lending, credit, and other debt capital markets transactions. We partner with chief financial officers, treasurers, directors of finance, heads of capital markets, general counsel, and other in-house lawyers to help them finance the future of their businesses.

Our team actively monitors debt market trends and seeks to achieve business flexibility for our clients. We possess a keen understanding of the business side of financing transactions and use that knowledge to get the deal done.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Results Oriented: Cutting through legal complexity to close transactions and secure the financing that clients need to run and expand their businesses
  • Business focus: Maintaining a deep knowledge of our clients’ operations to address current needs and anticipate future needs
  • Debt market awareness: Keeping our finger on the pulse of evolving market conventions impacting our clients’ financing structures and business operations
  • Depth of experience: Working in both domestic and cross-border markets to maintain a deep knowledge of the varying requirements our clients need to understand
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with our clients’ finance teams and fielding elite Morgan Lewis teams around the world in finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, structured transactions, tax, intellectual property, labor and employment, environmental, ERISA, and other disciplines supporting our clients’ goals

Our Scope

In recent years alone, Morgan Lewis has handled over 375 capital raising transactions with an aggregate value of more than $125 billion, and our borrower finance team has closed more than 150 debt financings for an aggregate value of over $50 billion. Our team has decades of experience navigating a broad spectrum of financings, including the following:

  • Revolving and term loan credit facilities
  • Investment-grade and high-yield bonds
  • Acquisition financing
  • Asset-based loans
  • Warehouse facilities
  • Venture debt
  • Bank and direct lender loans
  • Fund-level subscription and net asset value facilities

Who We Serve

Our knowledge and capabilities equip us to counsel a wide range of borrowers as they operate and finance their businesses. Our clients include many large and familiar public company borrowers, private equity sponsors, venture capital investors, privately held borrowers, and startups.

Expansive Industry Coverage

We handle financing transactions for clients across an array of industries, including technology, software, retail and ecommerce, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, healthcare, environmental, social, and governance (ESG), media and entertainment, hospitality, energy, industrials, real estate, and nonprofits.