Emerging market finance is the core of our practice. We have helped clients negotiate and close both equity and debt investments around the globe. Since opening for business in 2005, we have closed more than 100 transactions, working with and across from project sponsors, development finance institutions, export credit agencies, commercial lenders, and other investors. We offer big firm experience with entrepreneurial flexibility. Without the overhead and management burdens of large law firms, we can focus our attention and energies on finding solutions to our clients’ problems.
Areas of expertise include:
Infrastructure and renewable energy. Our lawyers have the skills and background to advise on the development and financing of a wide range of infrastructure projects. Examples include:
Bank capitalization; financial intermediary lending; onlending transactions. We have extensive experience representing clients on loans and other investments in banks, non-bank financial institutions, and other financial intermediaries. Since 2010, we have closed more than 22 loan transactions involving capitalization of banks and finance companies. Many of these transactions have been in support of small and medium-sized downstream lending and housing finance. Examples include:
Fund leverage. Few firms match our expertise structuring and implementing fund investment transactions that utilize debt instruments. We have worked extensively both as in-house counsel and as outside counsel for one of the largest providers of debt capital to funds that operate in emerging markets. Illustrative transactions include:
Impact investment. With our background in cross-border investment and development finance, HSM represents a wide range of for profit and not for profit companies pursuing triple bottom-line returns in emerging markets. We have advised on a wide range of social impact investment projects including fund creation, structured finance, and subordinated loan facilities. We also provide program advice and guidance to impact investors to help them streamline their programs and extend their reach and impact.
Government guarantee programs. HSM attorneys have acted on transactions involving U.S. government guarantees provided by OPIC, U.S. Export Import Bank, and U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as by various export credit agencies.
Acquisitions. HSM represents clients on both the buy-side and the sell-side of equity deals. Illustrative HSM transactions include: