Back in the Game — Second Liens Taking Control in Distressed Situations

Regardless of the ultimate form of the transaction, recent history has shown that second lien debt has increasingly become a popular means of currency to take control of underperforming and overleveraged companies. These types of transactions will continue to become more prevalent as more participants enter this arena through the continuous raising of distressed fund capital. In addition, the success that some funds have had using these tactics will lead to their increased use in other distressed situations.