The highly rated banking and leveraged finance practice of Milbank LLP continues to be involved in the most significant finance deals across industries, advising traditional investment banking and direct lender clients, as well as receiving designations as lenders counsel from top private equity firms.
Milbank represents underwriters, lenders, private equity sponsors, strategic investors, issuers and borrowers on a broad array of financings, including: first and second lien loans, asset-based lending, bridge loans, secured and unsecured high yield bonds, mezzanine financing and preferred stock issuances, leveraged buyouts, going private transactions and other acquisition financings and leveraged recapitalizations, as well as working capital and letter of credit facilities, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings.
In 2022, Milbank’s US leveraged finance team advised on over 153 transactions. In the year prior, Milbank’s US leveraged finance team advised on over 100 financings for LBO transactions alone, totalling over $80 billion in loan proceeds, in addition to other large-scale deals.
Awards and Recognition
Private Equity Deal of the Year
Milbank’s role on the McAfee’s take-private was recognized as “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at the IFLR Americas Awards 2023
Team of the Year: Banking
IFLR100 United States and Canada Awards 2021
Loans Law Firm of the Year
IFLR Americas Awards 2019
Shortlisted for Team of the Year: Loan, Debt and Equity-linked and High Yield; Shortlisted for US Law Firm of the Year; Shortlisted for International Law Firm of the Year
IFLR Awards 2022
Transatlantic Law Firm of the Year
Legal Week, The American Lawyer, and AmLaw’s Transatlantic Legal Awards in 2019
Deal of the Year
Financing of Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire Group for approximately $5 billion, one of the largest European leveraged buyouts of 2021 was recognized as Deal of the Year at the IFLR Awards 2022
Deal of the Year: Loans
The cross-border AkzoNobel deal was recognized as Deal of the Year in the Loans category at the IFLR Americas Awards 2019
Loans Team of the Year
IFLR Americas Awards 2017