Financial Poise Webinars
Practical and entertaining education for business owners and executives, Accredited Investors, and their legal and financial advisors.

LEVERAGED FINANCE 2018


Tricks and Traps in Leveraged Finance

Leveraged finance terms have evolved in recent years to give borrowers significantly more flexibility than even before the financial crisis. In recent restructuring and workout situations, borrowers have tried to use that flexibility to improve their position relative to the existing lender group. This webinar discusses some of those recent cases and how the borrowers were able to exploit weaknesses in their debt documents and will provide examples of other weaknesses to look out for.


Current Trends in Leveraged Finance

This webinar discusses some of the latest trends and developments in leveraged finance terms and practices and the extent to which some of these have gained market acceptance.


Navigating Credit Agreements

The leveraged lending market has developed its own set of market terms and conventions, many of which do not exist outside of this market. This webinar gives a basic overview of leveraged finance credit agreements and the legal issues that arise when working on leveraged loans.


Understanding Commitment Papers (Bank)

Most leveraged corporate buyers that are funding all or part of the purchase consideration with bank debt need to know that the money will be available at closing. However, most large leveraged term loans are financed by institutional investors who will buy into the debt as part of the loan syndication process. The buyer (and seller) don’t want to take the risk that the syndication fails as a result of lack of interest by the institutional investors, so they enter into commitment papers with the bank underwriters who agree to fund any shortfall, subject to the detailed terms and conditions in the commitment papers. The webinar highlights common issues arising in and terms of bank financing commitment papers.