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Avi is one of the leading US lawyers and presenters in the leveraged finance and debt capital markets area. Ganatra Law brings to the table over 23 years of sophisticated experience in helping clients achieve a balance between managing lending/borrowing risks and pursuing business opportunities fueled by leverage. We provide effective leveraged finance solutions for US and cross border transactions. Our leveraged finance practice is deeply integrated with our debt capital markets, M&A and private equity practices to offer clients seamless execution in bank/bond structures. Clients benefit from our distilled collective experience, broad market knowledge and complete understanding of a company’s capital structure, which is essential to lead and manage the multi-party negotiations that often accompany complex leveraged financings.

Our leveraged finance experience, gained by working consistently with highly sophisticated clients and banking/finance professionals, enables us to advise clients on market leading terms that give them strategic and operational flexibility. Clients greatly value our judgment and assistance in negotiating innovative solutions and financing products that will permit them to manage and grow their businesses. We represent our clients in all aspects of leveraged finance, from negotiations on covenants, to complex subordination and intercreditor issues, to structuring acquisition transactions that utilize multiple layers of financing. We have extensive experience in tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations for high yield bonds.


We have represented lenders and borrowers in leveraged and distressed loan financings, underwriters and issuers in debt securities offerings and dealer managers and solicitation agents in exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations. We have represented leading financial institutions, senior and mezzanine lenders, sponsors, issuers, borrowers, trustees and agent banks in a wide variety of leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. Our diverse leveraged finance practice includes:


  • Single-lender and syndicated senior, subordinated and mezzanine lending transactions


  • Second-lien financings


  • High yield debt offerings


  • Investment grade financings


  • Private placements of debt securities 


  • Multicurrency and cross border financings 


  • Cash flow and asset-based financings 


  • Letter of credit and guarantee facilities


  • Subparticipations, assignments and transfers


  • Bridge financings 


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