Liability Management & Credit Opportunities
Kirkland has advised on some of the most complex and high-profile liability management exercises and opportunistic credit transactions in recent years. The integration of our leading debt finance and capital markets practices with the Firm’s top-tier global M&A and restructuring practices facilitates cutting-edge advice in connection with customized capital structure solutions and credit investments.
Kirkland has extensive experience in developing and implementing liability management alternatives that help to otherwise avoid the costly and attendant consequences of more formal restructurings. Our team offers cutting-edge, customized capital structure solutions to companies. In a thoughtful and coordinated manner, we work with management and boards to understand and evaluate the financial challenges facing our clients in order to organize and tactically move parties to a desired result. We strategically analyze all available alternatives for maximizing the value of the enterprise and develop bespoke, non-conventional solutions for our clients. Our cross-disciplinary team has deep experience in up-tiers, drop-downs, tender offers, exchange offers, amend & extends, and related transactions that can extend runway, preserve equity value, and take advantage of below par debt prices. Whether a drop-down or an uptiering transaction structure, we are adept at facilitating discussions with creditors to maximize value for all stakeholders and have advised on many of most complex and high profile liability management exercises in recent years.
Our market-leading capabilities in special situations, liability management and restructuring transactions, draw credit investors to Kirkland to provide tailored, innovative capital and liquidity solutions in stressed, distressed and event-driven situations. With the Firm’s sizeable deal flow, a deep understanding of the diverse array of private debt strategies, and an appreciation for the core principles of credit risk management, Kirkland is uniquely situated to bring creative solutions to clients investing in complex situations. When advising on strategic capital strategies — such as highly structured debt, equity and convertible instruments — Kirkland focuses on helping credit funds, hedge funds, asset managers and other alternative capital providers, structure and execute investments that fit the situation. By bringing together Kirkland’s market-leading debt finance, private equity and M&A, restructuring, capital markets, and investment funds practices, we bring unmatched collective insight to structuring, negotiating and executing a wide array of nontraditional capital solutions from investment to exit.