Corporate Finance

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Corporate financing transactions are often complex, invoking complex legal, business, and tax considerations. Companies involved in these sophisticated transactions benefit from an experienced legal partner who can provide counsel specific to their individual needs.

As a full-service law firm with offices across the U.S. and in Toronto, Canada, as well as affiliations with local firms in China, India, Japan, and South Korea, Dickinson Wright’s Corporate Finance practice represents parties on “all sides of the table” – including buyers, sellers, equity and mezzanine investors, borrowers, and lenders.

Our Team

Dickinson Wright’s corporate lawyers are esteemed by both clients and peers for their industry experience and commitment to excellent representation. Members of our Corporate Finance practice are regularly recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®, and other leading evaluating organizations.

Our Services

Our corporate finance team structures and negotiates a wide range of sophisticated and multifaceted finance transactions. Additionally, we provide ongoing advice on practical business implications, post-closing, and covenants in various debt agreements. Our work includes:

  • Asset-based financing

  • Capital markets

  • Recapitalizations

  • Cross-border financing

  • Revolving credit & term loans

  • Issuer bids

  • Secured & unsecured facilities

  • Leveraged buyouts

  • Securitizations

  • Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)

  • Mezzanine financings

  • Takeover bids

  • Multibank and syndicated loans

  • Trade receivables

  • Venture capital financing
  • Private investments in public equity  (PIPEs)        

  •  Working capital loans


PIPE Transactions

Private investments in public equity (PIPEs) have emerged as an alternative for issuers seeking to raise capital when more traditional private equity markets are not available. However, negotiations around these transactions move quickly and are subject to complicated trading and resale issues. Our corporate finance team works closely with other practices within the firm including, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity, to deliver personalized solutions to both public and privately-held companies regarding all aspects of PIPE transactions. Our work includes:

• Structuring, negotiating, and closing traditional and structured PIPE transactions.
• Obtaining exemptions from federal and state securities registration laws.
• Complying with federal securities and state blue sky laws.

Related Practice Areas

Our corporate finance team works closely with other practice areas within the firm to ensure that we address and mitigate every potential point of concern that may emerge, including:

Representative Matters

–Structured and closed private equity and bond placements.

–Assisted with credit facilities (including revolving credit and term loans, secured and unsecured facilities, multibank and syndicated loans, and cross-border financing) and leveraged buyouts.

–Advised on mezzanine financings with equity participation.

–Advised on trade receivables and other asset securitizations.

–Negotiated “high-yield” debt placements, senior and subordinated debt financings (including first and second lien loans and intercreditor agreements).

–Advised on recapitalizations, working capital loans, and real estate financing transactions.

–Provided ongoing advice on practical business implications, post-closing, and covenants contained in various debt agreements.

–Assisted with early-stage fundings, private placement transactions, PIPEs, and public offerings of equity and debt securities.

–Counseled various issuers and underwriters in connection with initial and secondary public offerings and registered direct and PIPE offerings.
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