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Notable sponsor-side practice heavily involved in corporate and acquisition finance. Advises financial institutions on LBOs, senior and mezzanine loans, and refinancing transactions. Works closely with colleagues in China on cross-border deals. Known for its longstanding client relationship with Bain Capital and affiliated companies. An active focus of the practice is leveraged finance.
The practice enjoys a high reputation for its representation of borrowers and sponsored borrowers, its lawyers being characterised as "the real players" in this sphere.
The team is also said to have "good lawyers to work with" on M&A transactions.
Represented Bain Capital in its LBO acquisition of Works Applications' HR business.
Ben Morris is a rising figure in the market. He is establishing a solid acquisition and corporate finance practice, and interviewees note that he "supports very ably on the financing side."
Tsuyoshi Imai focuses on private equity-related work, but also has the capacity to handle corporate finance transactions. He is considered by interviewees as "very uniquely skilful on the M&A side" and as someone who offers "very solid guidance."
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