Acquisition Financing Trends for Private Equity Sponsors and Strategic Buyers: Commitment Letters, Documentation and More

Evaluating Current Financing Options, Negotiating and Structuring Loan Terms

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Conducted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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This CLE course will provide guidance to deal counsel for evaluating and structuring acquisition financing in the current deal market. The panel will discuss recent trends and practical strategies for approaching commitment letters and loan documentation.


Acquisition financing has rebounded to levels not seen since before the recession, resulting in a significant increase in merger and acquisition activity. Private equity sponsors and strategic buyers are tapping traditional lenders and non-bank sources to finance deals.

Deal counsel must consider a number of legal and financial factors when evaluating financing options and negotiating loan terms. Careful drafting of financing terms and loan documentation is critical.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines financing terms that have become commonplace in the current acquisition financing market. The panel will explain strategies for counsel to private equity sponsors and strategic buyers for negotiating financing for acquisitions, including considerations for loan documentation and commitment letters.



  1. Current trends in acquisition financing
  2. Structuring the financing
  3. Legal considerations
    1. Loan documentation
    2. Commitment letters


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What financing options are being used to facilitate M&A deals in the current acquisition market?
  • What are the most common deal terms sponsors and buyers are negotiating and the benefits and risks of each?
  • What are the best practices for deal counsel for approaching loan documentation and commitment letters?


Lawrence F. Flick, II
Lawrence F. Flick, II

Blank Rome

Mr. Flick represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions and private equity funds and serves...  |  Read More

Wurst, Jeffrey
Jeffrey A. Wurst

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

Mr. Wurst is the chairman of the firm’s Financial Services, Banking, & Bankruptcy Department. He has...  |  Read More

S. Randy Lampert
S. Randy Lampert

Lampert Debt Advisors

Mr. Lampert is the founder of Lampert Debt Advisors, a boutique investment bank specializing in structuring and raising...  |  Read More

Brian Schofield
Brian Schofield

Lampert Debt Advisors

Mr. Schofield joined Lampert Debt Advisors as Director in November 2009. Most recently, he served as Vice President for...  |  Read More

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