Developments in Unitranch Financing: Balancing Opportunity and Risks

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The loan markets saw a continued rise in middle market unitranche financings in 2013. Unitranche loans combine separate senior and subordinated debt financings into a single debt instrument. While unitranche financing is not new, the increased use of this type of financing, both domestically and abroad, creates new opportunities for middle market loan participants. However, unitranche financing also poses risks, and lenders who participate in unitranche financings must understand the related legal issues to adequately mitigate these risks.

This article provides an overview of unitranche financing and looks at recent developments in this area. Specifically, it...

Originally published in Practical Law The Journal – Transactions & Business on June 11, 2014.

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Topics:  Debt, Financing, Loans, Middle Market, Popular, Risk Mitigation, Unitranche Loans

Published In: Bankruptcy Updates, General Business Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, International Trade Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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