Domestic Capital Markets
We are a Category-I Merchant Banker registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) authorizing the company to manage, advice and underwrite domestic capital market issues. We have expertise in Initial Public Offerings, Qualified Institution Placements, Follow-On Public Offerings, Rights Issues, Open Offers and Buy Backs. We have extremely strong institutional relationships, extensive retail distribution strength of 1,579 offices across India and keen understanding of the capital markets, which are essential for a fund-raising partner. As aprecursor to any flotation, we advise our clients on corporate governance requirements, restructuring, capital structuring,instrument choice and devise a fund raising plan. Thereafter, weengage with our clients right from structuring the instrument throughpreparing the offer document, conducting road shows with prospectiveinvestors, managing opening and closing of issue to seeking stockexchange and relevant regulatory authority approvals, including SEBI.
International Capital Markets
We workwith Indian Corporates to tap overseas investors through listing anFCCB or GDR issue on a reputed international stock exchange. We have placed FCCBs with overseas investors leveraging our strong relationships with overseas process agents, international lawyers andlisting agents. During this process, we assist our clients instructuring the instrument, appointing legal counsels, trustee &escrow agents, preparing the offer documents, marketing the issue aswell as liasoning with relevant regulatory authorities for requisiteprocess approvals. We have strong relationships with Indian andoverseas banks for bundling credit-derivative products along withFCCBs.
Private Equity Syndication
We leverageour extensive network of relationships with Private Equity Fundsto raise growth capital for our clients to fund their expansionstrategies. Our role extends from developing a deep understanding ofthe business dynamics, growth objectives and corporate governanceissues, profiling the company and business to potentialinvestors, structuring the transaction, assisting in short listingthe right investors, assisting in the due diligence processes tonegotiating during the valuation process and final documentation. Thefocus of our advisory role is to ensure that the transaction iscompleted in a manner which results in maximization of value for allthe relevant stakeholders.
Structured Finance Syndication
Wehave built a strong reputation for advising and executingcomplex Structured Finance transactions. Implementation of astructured finance solution allows corporate clients to postpone orlimit equity raising thereby leading to lower dilution. The productadvisory suite comprises of leveraged finance structures includingLBOs, acquisition financing, high yield debt, promoterfinancing, quasi-equity structures, mezzanine debt, bridge financing,special situation funding, project finance, senior secured loans andworking capital finance. Our ability to propose and implementknowledge-driven creative solutions is supported by our deepunderstanding of product and capital structures and investors’requirements complemented by our well entrenched relationships withthe structured finance investors.
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory
We focuson providing solutions and support in implementing strategicdecisions of our clients on target evaluation, acquisition, strategicalliances, divestitures, restructuring, de-mergers, privatization andmitigation of potential takeover threats. We are active on bothbuy-side and sell-side mandates leveraging our industry knowledge,deep relationships and extensive experience in facilitating andfinancing acquisitions. We provide our clients with opportunityscanning and seamless transaction execution for implementation ofcross-border strategic options using our network ofspecialized market intermediaries across North America, Europe, Asiaand Africa. The scope of work typically involves short-listing oftargets, reviewing the valuation methodology, providing fairnessopinions, supporting negotiations and structuring the transactionsafter fully factoring the regulatory, tax and legal issues involved.
Financial Restructuring Advisory
Wespecialize in helping companies come out of financial distress. Wework with our clients in all aspects of the transaction includingstructuring, valuation, negotiations for most optimal settlement andfund raising to facilitate implementation of the proposedsolution. We leverage our strong relationship with the capitalproviders to secure desired settlement and finance the speedyimplementation of the plan. Given our experience in being involved inmany restructuring cases, we are able to anticipate potential issuesand plan it beforehand to result in effective processmanagement.