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Leveraged and Acquisition Finance

Event funding

HSBC's Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team (LAF) develops solutions in all areas of debt financing, including the origination, arrangement, underwriting and syndication of buyouts and institutionally-led corporate acquisitions. HSBC has the capacity and the liquidity to provide, structure and coordinate event financing of various sizes, of various types, across our global presence.

LAF provides and coordinates event-driven, large-scale financing solutions across the credit spectrum in the form of:

  • Corporate acquisition financing
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Infrastructure financing
  • Emerging market financing
  • Project finance
  • Management buyouts and buy-ins

Global presence, cross-border expertise. HSBC has a recognised emerging market expertise.

Outward looking. By adopting prudent business strategies, we remain focused entirely on our clients' needs, not our own. Our investment grade ratings continue to be strong.

Experienced. In recent years, LAF has provided significant underwriting and financing support in a number of large, landmark transactions covering sectors such as food and beverage, retail, leisure, consumer brands, manufacturing, technology, business services, healthcare, and oil and gas. We have a deep understanding of global capital markets and a strong financing platform – capital can be supplied more or less as required – including senior debt, revolving credit, high-yield bonds and mezzanine finance. We are also well accustomed to the complexities associated with large, cross-border transactions, particularly in the Asian markets and Europe.

Commitment. Our willingness to make significant underwriting commitments and take meaningful final position in many of the transactions we advise on inspires confidence in other potential financing banks and bodes well for the outcome of the event. By taking a measured view and adopting a common sense, 'straight-talking' approach, we limit the occurrence of unwelcome surprises during negotiations. LAF's track record in terms of delivering large sums of money is exemplary – in other words, we do what we say we're going to do.

Flexibility. Change happens and when it does, our people accommodate it. When required, we have the fiscal and intellectual wherewithal to provide support without undue delay.

Equitable. Our M&A teams aim to structure arrangements so that all parties benefit from a mutually rewarding and supportive relationship where strategic considerations are balanced with financing requirements.