Several recent legal and regulatory developments in the U.S. will likely alter the makeup of the group of arrangers and financiers willing to arrange and provide financing for certain highly leveraged transactions, and also...more
The sale of a company in an M&A transaction often involves consideration to the selling shareholders that is deferred and contingent on subsequent events in the life of the company, such as the post-acquisition performance of...more
Since U.S. regulators published the Interagency Guidance on Leveraged Lending (Guidance), in March 2013, commentators have speculated on its likely market impact (the guidance is discussed in detail in an April 2013 Osler...more
You may have heard of them, but may not fully appreciate or understand how an Employee Stock Ownership Plan or “ESOP” could help you meet your business planning goals.
An ESOP is something to consider if you are...more
The debt markets have outperformed themselves during 2013, harkening back to the boom years of 2005 through 2007. That is, if you measure performance by the amount of liquidity in the market.
In the context of an...more
Middle-market M&A had a great fourth quarter in 2012. Dealmakers were busy closing deals ahead of the then-anticipated increase in taxes. While the first quarter of 2013 has been relatively less active as compared to the end...more
In This Issue:
Introduction; Partnering with Private Equity Firms; Beyond Bank Borrowing: Mezzanine Funds & Growth Captial; The Auction Block: Finding the Right Buyer for Your Company; First Steps: “Don’t Let Your Exit...more
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