Debt Contracts

This course provides participants with an insight into corporate debt structuring and documentation.

It explains how banks provide finance and compares loans to bonds. It explains debt capacity and constraints as well as creditor objectives. It explains documentation risk, covenants, and subordination in detail.


This course is f0r individuals with a basic knowledge of corporate credit.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss how and why banks provide finance and how they are repaid
  • Describe loan considerations and constraints
  • Define terms sheets and documentation risk
  • Explain the use of various types of covenants
  • Describe how seniority and subordination are key in debt structuring

Course Content

  • Debt structuring and documentation
    • Bank loans and bonds
    • Debt capacity, constraints and creditor objectives
      o Documentation risk and the debt contract
  • Covenants
    • Maintenance and incurrence
    • Covenant breach decision tree
  • Seniority and Subordination
    • Contractual subordination
    • Structural subordination
    • Cash flow subordination


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