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The Syndication Process: A Private Equity Sponsor’s Perspective

(140 reviews)

Produced on November 14, 2017

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$ 59 Banking and Business, Corporate, & Securities In Stock

Course Information

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

The purpose of this program is to present the audience with an introduction to the syndication process in a middle-market acquisition financing from the viewpoint of a private equity sponsor, including an overview of the sponsor’s role and key considerations based on current market trends.  

Presented by Samantha Koplik, a partner in Dechert’s global finance practice, the program will cover syndication terms typically included in debt commitment papers for acquisition financing, including an in-depth discussion of market flex provisions. With a focus on the practical concerns that frequently arise for sponsors during syndication, the program will also review the impact of increasingly prevalent large-market terms on the syndication process for middle-market deals.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Introduce the sponsor’s role and key considerations during syndication
  2. Discuss specific syndication provisions and market flex terms and review primary negotiating points
  3. Examine current market trends in middle-market acquisition financing and their effect on the syndication process and market flex provisions


Samantha Koplik

Dechert LLP

Samantha R. Koplik focuses her practice on leveraged finance transactions for private equity firms, public and private companies, institutional lenders, business development companies, private debt funds and other providers of senior and subordinated debt financing. Ms. Koplik advises clients on a broad range of financing transactions, including primary debt offerings in both the private and public markets, refinancings, recapitalizations and restructurings and acquisition financing for domestic and cross-border matters. She also provides general corporate advice to a number of private equity portfolio companies and other operating companies across various industries. 

Ms. Koplik was recently recognized as a 2016 Rising Star in Euromoney/Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides series. In addition, she is recognized as a Rising Star by IFLR1000 for banking and capital markets: debt and listed in the Private Equity category of The Legal 500 U.S. 

Ms. Koplik is also a Pro Bono Practice Group Leader in the New York Office. 


Kyung Jin L.

Very practical and easy to follow.

Hubert L.

good presentation

Beatrice H.

very good speaker.

Kristine C.

Good speaker- she knew her stuff

Marshall N.


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