The Importance of Loan Portability: What You Need to Know

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Once a tool associated with the high-yield bond market, credit portability is becoming increasingly commonplace among syndicated and private credit loans. In M&A deal transactions, credit portability clauses allow for the transfer of existing credit facilities from the seller to the buyer. Portability is an appealing option for private equity firms as they navigate high borrowing costs. What is driving the implementation of these features, and what should market participants keep top-of-mind when negotiating portability clauses? The team at SRS Acquiom offers insights to the risks and rewards associated with portability.  

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  • History of Portability  
  • The Rise of Portability in the Loan Market  
  • Mechanics of Portability Clauses 
  • Benefits of Portability  
  • An example of Portability 

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Renee Kuhl

Managing Director, Loan Agency tel:612-509-2323

Renee is the managing director for the Loan Agency Group for SRS Acquiom. As an accomplished financial industry professional, she leads the loan agency product.

Before joining SRS Acquiom, Renee served as an administrative vice president at Wilmington Trust, N.A., most recently leading the loan agency and restructuring products. In addition to her 10 years at Wilmington Trust, she also worked for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in the corporate trust and shareholder services departments.

Renee has a Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Minnesota, and a B.A. in political science and history from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

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