Partners Edward Downer and Daniel Gendron were interviewed on Reorg’s Expert Views podcast about amend and extend (A&E) transactions and the considerations for borrowers and lenders when pursuing them.
The in-depth discussion focused on the reasons owners and borrowers might undertake A&E transactions as part of the “liability management toolkit,” the creditor-side rationale for pushing out repayment or maturity, current dynamics and the scenarios where “a complex A&E and a light-touch restructuring cross over.”
Edward and Daniel also highlighted recent, novel A&E transactions in the market and the potential of more to come, if borrowers face looming maturities and credit investors maintain a positive longer-term outlook.
“[I]f the margin and coupon uplift discussions can make the A&E credit-positive, then an A&E is going to be a popular liability management exercise, whether done consensually or using implementation tools like English schemes of arrangement or restructuring plans,” Daniel Gendron said.
Edward Downer is a partner in Willkie’s Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department in London.
Daniel Gendron is a partner in Willkie’s Finance Practice in London.
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