Debt Financing Transactions

Institutional clients have turned to Bass, Berry & Sims for representation in more than $50 billion of debt financing transactions in the last five years.

We represent both public and private companies as well as a broad range of institutional lenders in a variety of complex, structured financing transactions. Through our representation of both lenders and borrowers, we offer clients a comprehensive perspective on all aspects of debt finance.

We have significant experience with syndicated credit facilities, asset-based credit facilities, construction finance and structuring transactions requiring multiple capital investments with related intercreditor arrangements.

On behalf of our private equity clients, we regularly negotiate junior and senior credit facilities (frequently coupled with an equity investment and a change of ownership transaction), acquisition facilities, and capital call facilities.

Building on our firm’s strength in the healthcare industry, we have notable experience in healthcare finance transactions, bringing a depth of understanding for clients and about companies operating under significant regulatory regimes

A niche area of our practice is working with regional centers, investors and developers on various financing transactions related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, an initiative created by Congress in 1992 to stimulate U.S. economic growth through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors.

Chambers USA has consistently ranked Bass, Berry & Sims as one of the top banking and finance law firms in Tennessee for the past 12 years. In their research, Chambers concluded the firm is “A stellar outfit providing services across the financial services spectrum. Represents borrowers and lenders in matters ranging from commercial lending to regulatory compliance. Experienced in handling large-scale transactions for a broad range of clients including regional and national banks, insurance companies and private equity firms. Demonstrates expertise in debt refinancing, M&A and syndicated loans.” Sources note the firm is “top of the heap with a great reputation.” and “They are responsive and organized and willing to go the extra mile to get anything done by a certain deadline. They also know our business really, really well.” (from Chambers USA 2019)

What we do:

  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Healthcare finance
  • Public offerings and private placements of debt securities
  • Senior, mezzanine and other junior or split collateral credit facilities
  • Intercreditor arrangements
  • Acquisition credit facilities
  • Construction lending
  • Workouts and restructurings
  • Asset-based credit facilities
  • Project financings
  • Sale/leaseback transactions
  • EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program financial transactions

Who we serve:

  • National, regional and local banks
  • Public and private borrowers
  • Private sponsors and their credit arms
  • Issuers, underwriters and placement agents
  • REITs and REOCs
  • For-profit healthcare companies
  • Distressed asset investors
  • Regional Centers, investors and developers affiliated with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Austin C. Brown
Associate
Stefanie R. Chamberlain
Associate
Katie Day
Member
Felix R. Dowsley, III
Member
Leslie M. Ford
Member
Michael C. Gibson
Member
Thomas Gossett
Associate
B. Taylor Gray
Counsel
Nathaniel F. Greene
Associate
David W. Harper, Jr.
Associate
Cheyne W. Harris
Associate
R. Turner Henderson
Associate
Jason S. Lewallen
Member
Vincent B. Lillegard
Associate
G. Mark Mamantov
Member
Robert P. McDaniel, Jr.
Member
James Polk Moneyhun, Jr.
Member
Jordana Katz Nelson
Senior Public Finance Attorney
Jessica R. Reeves
Associate
Marisa Rouse
Associate
John S. Seehorn
Member
Cynthia N. Sellers
Member
Molly Shasteen
Senior Attorney
Katherine Smalley
Associate
Richard R. Spore, III
Member
Amanda Elliott Stanley
Counsel
Justin T. Starling
Member
John A. Stemmler
Member
James S. Tate, Jr.
Member
T. Gaillard Uhlhorn, V
Member

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