Akin Gump’s Hartford office opened in 2018. Sitting in the insurance capital of the world, our Hartford team has a long history of working with insurers and other institutional investors in complex cross-border private placement financings and workouts, and global financial restructurings.
Institutional Private Placements
Akin Gump has a leading practice representing investors in private placement financing transactions worldwide, including institutional private placement debt issuances, structured finance and securitization transactions and project financings. We have represented investors in private placements of corporate debt by issuers in North America, South America, Australia, Europe and Asia.
We have lawyers on the ground in the U.S., London, and other leading international financial centers, along with long-standing relationships with “local” counsel in all major European jurisdictions and Australia.
We have played a role in many of the most significant cross-border unsecured private placements in recent years, and we have represented nearly all of the major investors in the cross-border institutional private placement market for more than 25 years.
We have extensive experience structuring and advising on private placement transactions, encompassing:
- unsecured corporate debt issuances
- secured financings in the U.S. and around the world
- mezzanine and other subordinated debt financings
- structured financings and securitizations
- amendments, modifications and refinancings
- complex intercreditor agreements
- restructuring transactions involving private placements
- project and infrastructure financings
- sports team/league financings
- utility financings
- investment trusts
- financings in developing markets
Akin Gump’s global financial restructuring team is widely-recognized as one of the world’s leading restructuring groups, with unparalleled bench depth and experience. Our team sits in the world’s major financial centers and spans the United States, Europe and Asia. Our team has been involved in some of the largest, most complex and groundbreaking restructurings in recent history, including iHeart Media, Avaya, SunEdison, Energy Future Intermediate Holdings Corp. (formerly known as TXU), Agrokor, Three Former Icelandic Banks (Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir), Washington Mutual, Eastman Kodak, Expro, Seadrill, Premier Oil, and Winsway.
We have a long track record of advising official and informal creditors’ committees, companies and institutional investors in formal and out-of-court restructurings, in financing and strategic transactions, and on distressed and special situations.
Our Hartford-based team focuses on the representation of private placement investors in all aspects of restructuring their investments, from negotiating and documenting amendments and modifications and intercreditor arrangements, to representing noteholders in all aspects of multicreditor restructuring and workout negotiations and transactions.
We have a vast amount of experience representing private placement noteholders in a wide range of restructuring matters involving issuers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and beyond. We are particularly effective at understanding the dynamics of a situation, and tailor our approach accordingly. This is particularly important where a public company is involved or where an issuer’s difficulties are temporary. We are very experienced at solving complex intercreditor issues and offering creative solutions to investors to solve these issues in a prompt and commercially-appropriate manner.