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Banking and Credit

With a widely recognized top-level practice, we counsel our clients on their most sophisticated credit transactions. Of all U.S. law firms, we help clients finance the highest volume of transactions.

Increasingly, our clients are looking at financings that involve cross-border issues, so our practice has become more global in its focus. Our integrated team of lawyers practicing around the globe—including our English law finance practice in London and Asia finance practice in Hong Kong—provides comprehensive advice and serves the global debt platforms and needs of our clients.

Clients rely on us to advise on an array of sophisticated credit transactions and financial instruments at all levels of the corporate capital structure. Our practices focus on many areas of the bank and syndicated lending market, including:

  • Leveraged finance
  • Acquisition finance, including bridge financing
  • Investment grade finance
  • Project and energy finance
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Band 1 ranking in Banking and Finance  (Chambers USA ​2007-2018)
$875 BN
Advised on 600+ banking transactions for a total financing volume of $875+ billion—100 deals and $45+ billion more than the nearest competitor
(Loan Pricing Corporation 2015-2017)

Through our work with arrangers and borrowers of syndicated credits, Simpson Thacher has participated in the structural development and geographic expansion of the syndicated credit market across all phases of the credit cycle. In addition, we have bolstered our restructuring work to complement our banking practice.

Most importantly, the Firm’s collegial style matches well with the project team approach used by most of our arranger and borrower clients.

“With a well-balanced practice that covers most corners of the market, Simpson Thacher provides the template that many firms aspire to.”
The Legal 500 United States
With teams dedicated to both borrower and lender representations, we have recently advised on financings for:
Broadcom’s $100 billion of committed debt financing to fund its proposed acquisition of Qualcomm
AT&T’s $85.4 billion proposed acquisition of Time Warner
Twenty-First Century Fox’s announced spin-off related to its $52.4 billion sale to Disney
ChemChina’s $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta
Blackstone-led consortium’s announced $20 billion acquisition of a majority interest in Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk Business
Mars’ $9.1 billion acquisition of VCA
Northrop Grumman’s announced $8.5 billion acquisition of Orbital ATK
KKR’s announced €6.825 billion acquisition of Unilever’s global Spreads business
Thermo Fisher’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Patheon
Sinclair’s announced $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media
Avantor’s $6.4 billion acquisition of VWR
Lions Gate Entertainment’s $4.4 billion acquisition of Starz
KKR and CDPQ’s $4.3 billion acquisition of USI Insurance Services
Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners $3.5 billion acquisition of Blackhawk

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