Debt Finance > Alternative Capital Sources

Akin Gump’s integrated finance team has extensive experience advising funds making direct investments on their full suite of legal needs, including formation, tax structuring and deploying debt capital. Our team includes investment management, tax, and financial restructuring lawyers who spend virtually all of their time working with many of the world’s leading credit funds.

Clients benefit from our 360-degree approach to advising alternative capital sources, where we consider the fund’s on- and off-shore structures, fund issues and related tax implications associated with its direct lending strategy.

We routinely structure debt investments for credit funds across the special situations landscape, including:

  • acquisition financings
  • bridge loans
  • dividend recapitalizations
  • intercreditor arrangements
  • mezzanine financings, including related equity investments
  • syndicated loans.

In addition, credit funds rely upon us to review credit and debt documents and develop a risk profile for potential investments.