Cleary Gottlieb is a pioneer and global leader in leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, advising clients on financing matters relating to:

  • Acquisitions
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Asset-based financing structures
  • High-yield bond offerings

Cleary’s structure as an integrated international firm allows our lawyers to guide domestic and multinational clients clearly and efficiently through their most complex financings, and advise management, investors and lenders on a wide array of leveraged transactions. 

Notable Experience

  • Actavis in the largest healthcare equity offering ever ($8.4 billion) and largest bond offering of 2015 ($21 billion) to finance its acquisition of Allergan.

  • African Minerals in loan and credit facilities to finance the development of iron assets in Sierra Leone.

  • Bausch + Lomb in multiple financing transactions relating to a planned acquisition and an IPO, prior to its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

  • Codelco in its 29.5% acquisition of Anglo American Sur and subsequent refinancing of its $1.87 billion acquisition loan.

  • CVC Capital Partners in acquisition of and financing to acquire Campbell Soup Company Europe.

  • Luna in a $1.14 billion acquisition of a controlling stake of Lenta, the leading Russian hypermarket chain.

  • Medtronic in the largest bond offering of 2014 ($17 billion) to finance its acquisition of Covidien.

  • Board of Directors and Special Committee of National Financial Partners in its leveraged buyout by affiliates of Madison Dearborn.

  • TPG, with Leonard Green & Partners, in the $1.7 billion acquisition and recapitalization of Savers.

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