Investment Banking

Given our deep relationships with both traditional and alternative money managers globally, we are a natural when it comes to financing corporate issuers within the industry.

Equity Financing – It is in our core DNA at Union Gaming to provide equity capital market solutions to our issuer clients. Our specialty distribution teams and relationships with decision makers in the hedge fund, private equity, mutual fund, and sovereign wealth fund communities makes us one of the most effective distribution platforms for gaming related issuances. Our global distribution allows our teams to effectively target and complete transactions in rapidly changing market environments.

Debt Financing – We understand the importance of a market expert when it comes to debt financing. Our experience as an arranger or documentation agent aligns us perfectly with our issuer clients as that industry stamp of credibility when it comes to executing a transaction. Backed by a market leading global research team, we are well positioned across the global high yield and loan markets.

Private Placement – We have one of the industry’s most effective global distribution platforms for private placements, including relationships with hedge funds, private equity funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. This broad distribution allows our private placement professionals to structure, negotiate, and rapidly complete private transactions for our clients.

Strategic Advice – Whether it be development advisory, RFP advice, or optimizing the value of a business, the team at Union Gaming is highly focused on working alongside our companies regardless of any transaction opportunity. Our longstanding relationships with our clients underscores the success in partnering and working together toward a common goal.

Select Capital Markets Transactions:

$123 million

Top Up Placement Joint Bookrunner
September 2016


$10.5 million

Term Loan Sole Arranger
August 2016

$1.05 billion

Initial Public Offering Co-Manager
April 2016

$341 million

Merger with Lakes Entertainment Financial Advisor
August 2015

$12 million

Sale of Gold Strike Casino Sell-side Advisor
April 2015

$8 million

Sale of Railroad Pass Casino Sell-side Advisor
April 2015

$168 million

Bank Debt Financing Exclusive Strategic Advisor
December 2014

$65 million

Revolving Credit Facility Strategic Advisor
September 2014

$217 million

Equity Offering Strategic Advisor
August 2013

$60 million

Block Transaction Placement Agent
August 2014

$300 million

Block Transaction Sole Placing Agent
February 2014

$89 million

Block Transaction Placement Agent
December 2013

$350 million

First Lien Debt Financing Documentation Agent
May 2012

$282 million

Initial Public Offering Hong Kong IPO Listing Advisor
July 2013

$65 million

Sale of Dania Jai Alai Joint Sell-side Advisor
May 2013

$156 million

Equity Offering Capital Markets Advisor
March 2013

$411 million

Initial Public Offering U.S. Financial Advisor
January 2013

$1.5 billion

Initial Public Offering Joint-lead Manager
May 2011

$1.15 billion

Equity Offering Strategic Advisor
May 2009

Note: Union Gaming Securities Asia Limited does not engage in Type 6 regulated activities unless incidental to Type 1.

For more information, please contact:

Bill Lerner

Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking

Richard Baldwin

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Byron Yip

Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking Asia

Jack Hernandez

Director, Head of Structured and Leveraged Finance

Hemant Sabherwal

Head of Global Capital Markets