DLA Piper's Venture and Growth Lending team has decades of experience representing the premiere lenders in the market in structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide range of transactions and advising on the array of issues that arise in these transactions, including with respect to subordination agreements, agreements among lenders, and other intercreditor arrangements. Our clients also enjoy the advantage of our global network of 90+ offices in geographies around the world and the vast experience of our colleagues in business-relevant legal areas such as corporate, tax, IP, insurance, life sciences, regulatory and litigation.

Our Venture Lending practice advises banks, public, private and SBIC credit funds and BDCs in their activities with early- and mid-stage (pre-seed – series B+) venture capital-backed companies, including domestic and international receivables, inventory and recurring revenue-based lines of credit, term loans and equipment financing facilities, and related warrants and equity rights, to help them scale operations and extend runway to their next equity round or an M&A event.

Our Growth Lending practice advises banks and private credit funds in their activities with later-stage venture backed and private equity backed companies, including senior and mezzanine (1L/2L) term loan facilities, acquisition and buyout facilities, cash-flow facilities, asset-based lines of credit, hybrid debt and equity facilities, pre-IPO convertible notes and other structured debt arrangements to enable them to reach profitability, an M&A event, a recap or an IPO.

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