Joshua Thompson is Head of the Global Leveraged Finance Group, Head of Private Capital and a partner in the Finance practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP.
He focuses on complex financings, including acquisition financings and other leveraged lending (including leveraged buyouts, tender offers and other going private transactions), structured financings, asset-based lending, second lien financings and mezzanine investments. He also has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, management and investors in complex restructurings, work-outs, bankruptcies and acquisitions of troubled companies. As counsel for lead arrangers, significant corporate borrowers and direct lenders, Josh is involved in all aspects of deal structuring, negotiation and documentation. Josh maintains an active practice in creating, structuring, financing and advising finance companies and other private capital debt providers.