Leveraged Finance

In a continually evolving financial landscape, Ropes & Gray provides the leadership and global financing experience to help clients succeed.


The right capital structure and financing terms are critical to achieving investment objectives in the highly-leveraged world. With our finger on the pulse of the latest market trends and creativity to forge cutting-edge technologies, we offer clients a competitive advantage.   

The strength of our practice across borders provides clients with a global single-point access to a leading leveraged finance platform:

  • Acquisition financings
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • High-yield bond offerings
  • Bridge financings
  • Mezzanine financings
  • Asset-based financing structures, including ABL facilities, asset-monetization and whole company securitizations

Experience & Clients

  • Advised Bain Capital in connection with the financing for its acquisition of World Wide Packaging and a Chinese packaging manufacturer.
  • Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connect with its acquisition financing of Tesco/Homeplus in South Korea. [Named Deal of the Year in 2015/2016 by multiple publications including the Asian Lawyer, The American Lawyer, Asian-Mena Counsel and Asian Legal Business.]
  • Advised Bain Capital on the sale by Toshiba Corp. of its semiconductor business to a group that includes Apple Inc., Seagate, Kingston, Hoya, Dell Technologies Inc. and SK Hynix, valued at ¥2 trillion. It is the largest leveraged buyout and private equity deal ever in Asia, and also among the most complex M&A transactions globally in 2017 and 2018.
  • Advised American Industrial Partners in connection with obtaining $1.23 billion of debt financing for its acquisition of Moly-Cop, the largest manufacturer and supplier of grinding media to mining operations worldwide.
  • Advised Bain Capital in connection with obtaining debt financing for its acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, an IT security solutions provider.
  • Altamont Capital
  • American Industrial Partners
  • Audax Group
  • Bain Capital
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Berkshire Partners
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Castanea Partners

A phenomenal firm. [...] This team is made up of thoughtful and responsive attorneys, who do a good job of taking a holistic approach in complex matters.
Client, Chambers USA