A leading mid-market debt provider

SMBC Group is one of the most active European mid-market lead arrangers and underwriters of leveraged buy-out loans (LBOs).

The bank’s specialist leverage finance team was first established in 1997, and now has around 50 professionals managing a portfolio of over US$3.5bn.

Long-term partner for our customers

SMBC Group applies an integrated approach to leveraged finance through originating and structuring new transactions, as well as managing an existing portfolio of over 100 European companies for over 60 financial sponsors.

Capital solutions are offered to both private equity and corporate customers, with the team able to arrange super senior, senior, second lien and unitranche financing.

Through offices located in London, Paris and Frankfurt, SMBC Group supports companies across Europe, from their first LBO through various growth stages, operating across a wide range of sectors.

Core mandate

  • Pan-European lender with product ranging from clubs to widely syndicated deals across the senior and junior capital tranches.
  • Full life cycle approach, with support extended from initial financing, refinancing and exits, across multiple ownership periods.
  • Focus on sponsored transactions, corporate cross-overs and post-IPO financings, supporting European companies with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) greater than €15m.