SAMUEL BORLAND is a senior associate in the firm’s Global Finance practice. Sam focuses on complex financings, including acquisition financings and other leveraged lending (including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, and other ongoing private transactions), liability management transactions, structured financings, asset-based lending, second lien financings, and mezzanine investments. He has experience representing debtors, creditors, agents for lender syndicates, management, and investors in complex restructurings, workouts, bankruptcies, and acquisitions of troubled companies. As counsel for direct lenders and other principal investors, private equity sponsors, and lead arrangers, Sam is involved in all aspects of deal structuring, negotiation, and documentation. Sam also maintains an active practice in structuring and advising finance companies and other private capital debt providers, as well as multi-asset managers, in building debt investment platforms. Sam’s engagements have ranged across a wide array of industries, including business services, energy, financial services, healthcare/life sciences, infrastructure, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, shipping, technology, and telecommunications.
Sam represents a variety of large financial institutions, including private equity firms, hedge funds, banks, and non-bank credit providers. He also regularly advises major global corporate borrowers.
Prior to joining Sidley, Sam was a senior associate in the Finance practice at another global law firm.