Leverage Finance

Providing you with innovative and integrated financing solutions to meet your objectives.

Originate, structure and execute all lending in the sector

The leverage and Non Investment Grade offering provides you with innovative and integrated financing solutions to meet your objectives in our four areas of expertise:

Leveraged Buy-Outs (LBO)

With primary focus on LBOs conducted with Financial Sponsor clients, our Leveraged Finance professionals are present in the main European platforms (Paris, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan) and in the US.

Corporate Leveraged finance

Our expertise focus on corporate leveraged loan and high yield offering and target leveraged corporate where there is visibility for short to medium-term high yield issuance.

Technology, Media & Telecom finance

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking teams propose a wide range of solutions for this clientele based on a sector approach. Our offering encompasses acquisition finance, export and project finance as well as LBO for Media & Telecom counterparties. Our teams cover all European and Emerging market (Eastern Europe and Middle East) from Paris and London, with our Corporate Media Telecom franchise launched in the US.

High Yield Capital Markets

Working together with Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking’s Debt Capital Markets teams, we propose an advisory approach to upscale our high yield offering, with high yield platforms based in Paris, London and New York covering both European and US markets.

All the benefits of an integrated coverage of Financial Sponsors:

Client-driven approach

  • Multi-product offering
  • Europe and US geographic coverage
  • Mirroring client needs

Independent advice

  • M&A buyside and sellside mandates
  • Monitoring for IPO opportunities
  • Identification of investment targets

Dedicated Media and Telecom Finance team


One-stop shop for financing loans and bonds

  • Underwriting capacity of up to 100% per transaction
  • Dedicated syndication and credit resources
  • Access to hedging, asset backed, project finance and real estate financing

Full High Yield structuring and distribution platform

Corporate Leveraged Finance team