Private Credit

  • Holland & Knight's Private Credit Team assists our clients in winning and closing private credit deals, and we do so in a collaborative and expedient manner, enabling our clients to serve their customers' objectives.
  • We are adept at advising clients in middle-market transactions across a spectrum of industries.
  • Our 350-plus-lawyer Financial Services Team stands ready to serve with a full complement of skilled colleagues who have extensive regulatory and industry knowledge in healthcare and other sectors that support private credit transactions.
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Holland & Knight's Private Credit Team brings a practical and commercial approach to private credit transactions. Our team has the legal acumen and experience to document and negotiate private credit transactions all while framing issues in the context of the transaction and market convention. We also understand the competitive landscape our clients face and the need to balance a positive customer experience with appropriate documentation safeguards. Accordingly, helping our clients build long-standing relationships to win and close deals is one of our key objectives.

Supported by approximately 2,200 attorneys in 34 offices around the world, Holland & Knight maintains a depth and breadth in geographic and industrial areas where private credit lenders are active.

Our lawyers have experience in many types of deal structures, including:

  • senior secured
  • senior stretch
  • unitranche
  • first lien/second lien
  • mezzanine
  • subordinated debt
  • preferred and common equity investments

Representative Experience

  • Represented the private credit arm of a family-owned financial services firm in connection with a third lien loan to a home goods retailer and a warrant issuance
  • Represented a lead arranger and lender in connection with a $800 million private credit loan to an independent oil and natural gas producer to finance its acquisition of the assets of certain oil and gas assets in Oklahoma
  • Represented a direct lender as agent in a $255 million senior secured credit facility to the purchaser of a leading provider of omnichannel fundraising and marketing solutions to the nonprofit sector
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $32 million acquisition financing for one of the largest independent installers of home standby generators
  • Represented the lead arranger in a $73 million credit facility for the acquisition of a premier online retailer of loading, hauling and transportation products
  • Represented the administrative agent in a $55.5 million credit facility for purposes of financing a dividend to a private equity owner of an information technology (IT) staffing agency
  • Represented a leading financial services company as lead left arranger and administrative agent in a $102 million syndicated credit facility in connection with the acquisition by a private equity sponsor of a provider of customized logistics solutions