Leveraged Finance

Leveraged finance and debt capital market expertise for issuers seeking to finance their growth, optimize their capital structure, or reduce borrowing costs.

How We Can Help You

William Blair's leveraged finance team has extensive experience arranging all types of leveraged loans for sponsor-backed, non-sponsored, and public clients.

Our leveraged finance team arranges:

  • First and second lien loans
  • Unitranche loans
  • Asset-based loans
  • Mezzanine debt

Our professionals are specialists in arranging leveraged transactions for midmarket clients. We provide trusted, objective advice on how best to structure debt issues, and we are skilled at negotiating key terms of debt agreements. Our leveraged finance team often works in conjunction with our private equity placement professionals to provide single-source solutions for our clients' capital requirements.

We have well-established relationships with the leading lenders and debt buyers in the middle market. We conduct tightly-orchestrated financing processes that deliver optimal pricing and terms for our clients. We work closely with our sector specialists to develop the credit/investment thesis that best positions our clients to achieve their financing goals.

Insights From the Front Lines

Selected Transactions

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First Lien Credit Facility


Unitranche Credit Facility

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to HungerRush, LLC, a portfolio company of The CapStreet Group, to refinance its existing indebtedness and to support future growth.

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Unitranche Credit Facility

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a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity

Senior & Subordinated Debt Preferred Equity

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Connect America, a portfolio company of Rockbridge Growth Equity (Rockbridge), in connection with the pending acquisition and financing of Philips Aging and Caregiving.

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Unitranche Credit Facility

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Please contact a member of the leveraged finance team.

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