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Private Capital and Special Situations

Simpson Thacher’s dedicated team of partners across practice groups, including restructuring, credit, capital markets, M&A, private funds, litigation and tax executes complex and bespoke strategic credit, opportunistic equity and rescue finance transactions. Our multidisciplinary approach gives clients innovative and market leading solutions while our global footprint allows the Private Capital and Special Situations Investment Group (PSIG) team to work seamlessly around the world.
Transaction Structures Include:

  • Leveraged Partnership
  • Segregated Credit
  • IP Finance
  • Convertible Debt
  • Mezzanine Debt
  • Preferred Equity
  • PIPE Transactions
  • Debt-for-Control
  • Distressed Acquisitions
  • DIP and Exit Finance

PSIG assignments generally involve a deep analysis of an issuer’s corporate structure and financing arrangements to craft commercial “out-of-the-box” solutions for our clients and the issuer. The PSIG team also regularly advises clients on secondary acquisitions of equity and debt in complex corporate structures, and works with them to monetize their positions through refinancing transactions, dispositions and if necessary, out-of-court or court-supervised restructuring processes.

The PSIG team advises our private equity, hedge fund and direct lender clients on complicated, time-sensitive transactions. We help clients navigate strategies to limit downside risk in search of asymmetric returns.

The PSIG team also advises strategics, sponsors and other financial participants in connection with distressed M&A transactions both out-of-court and in connection with 363 sale and plan sponsor transactions.

Simpson Thacher’s breadth of experience representing lenders and issuers in both bank and bond financings, as well as equity investors and corporates uniquely positions the PSIG team to provide clients with a 360-degree perspective on execution as well as legal and business risks.

“The team performs at a very high level, is timely, responsive, and understands what issues to focus on, being commercial where necessary.”
Chambers USA (quoting a client)

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