Corporate Finance

We assist a wide range of companies with their financing needs, from startup technology-based companies to more established companies in traditional industries. We also represent investors and lenders who provide the capital to finance these companies. Our attorneys help clients structure, negotiate and document debt and equity financing transactions to satisfy their financing and investment needs from initial investment through exit. Our advice reflects a commitment to the client’s entire business strategy as well as to the financing process.

Manning Fulton’s corporate finance lawyers are experienced in a full range of private equity and debt financing transactions. Representative transactions include among others:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Angel and venture capital financing
  • Asset-based lending
  • Cross-border financing
  • Employee stock offerings
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP)
  • Joint venture financing
  • Leveraged buyout financing
  • Leveraged lease transactions
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Private equity offerings
  • Private debt offerings
  • Recapitalizations and restructurings
  • Roll-up financing
  • Sale/leaseback financing
  • Spin-off financing
  • Syndicated debt offerings

Our lawyers counsel clients on federal and state securities law compliance and assist in planning, negotiation and documentation of debt and equity offerings, planning and executing exit strategies, add-on investments, recapitalizations and restructurings.

Private financings through angel investors, venture capital funds, leveraged buyout funds, private equity funds, corporate strategic investment programs, and other private investors can be important sources of capital for a growing company. Manning Fulton has represented both investors and issuing companies in a variety of private equity and debt transactions, including bridge loans, convertible debt and warrants, preferred stock rounds, senior debt and mezzanine transactions, and subordination and intercreditor arrangements, among others. 

We also act as outside counsel to many portfolio companies owned by investor clients. In this capacity, we advise on commercial contracts, corporate governance, executive compensation and employee incentive plans, intellectual property, tax, and other matters.

In every transaction, our goal is to work with our clients’ investment bankers, accountants, and other advisors to help our clients choose the financing plan that is most effective and efficient to meet their goals, and to provide our services in the most cost-effective manner.

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