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 a precursor to any flotation, we advise our clients on corporate governance requirements, restructuring, capital structuring, instrument choice and devise a fund raising plan. Thereafter, we engage with our clients right from structuring the instrument through preparing the offer document, conducting road shows with prospective investors, managing opening and closing of issue to seeking stock exchange and relevant regulatory authority approvals, including SEBI.
International Capital Markets
We work with Indian Corporates to tap overseas investors through listing an FCCB 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 and listing agents. During this process, we assist our clients in structuring the instrument, appointing legal counsels, trustee & escrow agents, preparing the offer documents, marketing the issue as well as liasoning with relevant regulatory authorities for requisite process approvals. We have strong relationships with Indian and overseas banks for bundling credit-derivative products along with FCCBs.
Private Equity Syndication
We leverage our extensive network of relationships with Private Equity Funds to raise growth capital for our clients to fund their expansion strategies. Our role extends from developing a deep understanding of the business dynamics, growth objectives and corporate governance issues, profiling the company and business to potential investors, structuring the transaction, assisting in short listing the right investors, assisting in the due diligence processes to negotiating during the valuation process and final documentation. The focus of our advisory role is to ensure that the transaction is completed in a manner which results in maximization of value for all the relevant stakeholders.
Structured Finance Syndication
We have built a strong reputation for advising and executing complex Structured Finance transactions. Implementation of a structured finance solution allows corporate clients to postpone or limit equity raising thereby leading to lower dilution. The product advisory suite comprises of leveraged finance structures including LBOs, acquisition financing, high yield debt, promoter financing, quasi-equity structures, mezzanine debt, bridge financing, special situation funding, project finance, senior secured loans and working capital finance. Our ability to propose and implement knowledge-driven creative solutions is supported by our deep understanding of product and capital structures and investors’ requirements complemented by our well entrenched relationships with the structured finance investors.
Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory
We focus on providing solutions and support in implementing strategic decisions of our clients on target evaluation, acquisition, strategic alliances, divestitures, restructuring, de-mergers, privatization and mitigation of potential takeover threats. We are active on both buy-side and sell-side mandates leveraging our industry knowledge, deep relationships and extensive experience in facilitating and financing acquisitions. We provide our clients with opportunity scanning and seamless transaction execution for implementation of cross-border strategic options using our network of specialized market intermediaries across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The scope of work typically involves short-listing of targets, reviewing the valuation methodology, providing fairness opinions, supporting negotiations and structuring the transactions after fully factoring the regulatory, tax and legal issues involved.
Financial Restructuring Advisory
We specialize in helping companies come out of financial distress. We work with our clients in all aspects of the transaction including structuring, valuation, negotiations for most optimal settlement and fund raising to facilitate implementation of the proposed solution. we leverage our strong relationship with the capital providers to secure desired settlement and finance the speedy implementation of the plan. Given our experience in being involved in many restructuring cases, we are able to anticipate potential issues and plan it beforehand to result in effective process management.