Tailored solutions, expert execution

Leveraged Finance is the global centre of competence for services to financial sponsor advised funds and their portfolio companies, including loan and high yield bond financing (incl. bridges to high yield bonds). In addition, sub-investment grade corporate bond financing (incl. bridges) is offered to the bank’s corporate clients.

As a leading European bookrunner & Mandated Lead Arranger house, we advise on, structure, underwrite and execute financings to facilitate acquisitions, exits or refinancings of portfolio companies and have a proven track record in large, mid and small-cap buy-outs and other financings. We always retain a portion of the financing on our own book and manage a diversified loan portfolio, both in terms of geography as well as industries.

  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • (Re-) financings in both leveraged loans and high yield bonds
  • Recapitalisations
  • Add-on financings
  • Post-IPO financings
  • Second lien
  • Unitranche
  • Bridges to high-yield and bond take-out
  • Active administration for Leveraged Finance arranged transactions

We have a separate successful debt fund management business - we manage both public side and private side debt vehicles. These provide access to investors seeking exposure to the European leveraged loan asset class (senior debt) through an experienced Asset Management team supported by the bank’s infrastructure. Specific portfolio strategies can be accommodated.


  • The benefit of the expertise of a leading arranging house for European leveraged buy-outs.
  • We offer clients proven expertise across the full range of financing, capital markets and hedging opportunities.
  • A strong network of relationships with all main financial sponsors, lenders and investors - both in Europe and internationally - enabling us to deliver financing from small to large scale and high complexity within demanding timeframes. We retain a strong focus on supporting transactions for key corporate clients by leveraging Commerzbank’s extensive corporate network in Germany and worldwide.