Corporate finance

Ranked #1 in 2014 according to Dealogic and Thomson Reuters' global Mid Market rankings (in terms of deal count)

 

The aggregate value of the deals we advised on in 2014 was $54 billion

(Source, Dealogic)
 

38% of the deals were cross-border in 2014

(Source, Dealogic)
 
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PwC’s market leading Corporate Finance practice provides integrated financial and strategic advice that is independent of finance sourcing. We offer our services to multi-national corporates, institutional investors, creditors and governments seeking to buy or sell businesses, raise new finance or improve the efficiency of their funding anywhere in the world.

With a talented team of over 1,500 Corporate Finance specialists operating in more than 60 countries we are able to deploy our professionals whenever and wherever you are doing deals. In 2014 we provided in-depth financial advice on over 400 deals globally, which is more than ‘a deal a day’. The aggregate value of these deals was more than $54 billion, of which some 40% were cross-border.

Our culture, which is influenced by the rich heritage of our firm, ensures that we focus on building long-term client relationships and do what is best for you, our client. As part of the PwC network we are able to offer our clients objective and specialist advice that integrates significant local knowledge, relationships and experiences supported by an international platform.

We are part of the world’s number one professional services network. This guarantees that we can provide you with the right people for your needs, at the right time. We develop innovative solutions that incorporate extensive industry and market knowledge to meet your requirements in an integrated deal service offering. We offer advice and support through all phases of the deal cycle, from initiation through to completion, so that we can add value to your business. We help you complete effective deals so you have faith in decisions that will define your future.

PwC helps its clients with:

Mergers & acquisitions advisory

M&A can be one of the quickest routes to growth but is also laden with risk and complexity. Helping you to understand what’s at stake is key. Drawing upon our full range of services, including due diligence, tax and legal advice, our deep industry and local knowledge ensure our teams are focused on the best outcome for your deal.

If you are facing any of the following issues, we can help:

  • You want to access new markets, assets, personnel, finance sources and much more across all industry sectors, no matter where you are in the world.
  • You want to restructure the asset base of businesses by disposing of underperforming assets/parts of the business
  • You want to realise the value of your business
  • You want to raise money for expansion
  • You want help with setting direction and business planning, which may result in an M&A transaction.

Project Finance

Whether it’s raising funding for infrastructure projects or procuring private sector partners for public sector clients, we deliver solutions that fund new roads, upgrade housing, build schools, modernise hospitals, improve rail services, and regenerate communities. We’ll help you solve the complexities involved in transactions, financing and policy at the interface between the public and private sectors.

If you are facing any of the following issues, we can help.

For public sector clients:

  • Accelerate delivery of public sector and infrastructure services
  • Advise on the strategy for involving the private sector in delivering public services
  • Fund additional necessary infrastructure investment, bearing in mind the need to control public sector borrowing and Maastricht criteria
  • Transfer appropriate risk to the private sector and improve innovation and economic efficiency
  • Achieve competitive value for money procurements.

For private sector clients:

  • Provide you with knowledge of the public sector and its procurement processes
  • Bring together project partners and structure consortia
  • Arrange competitive financing and financing structures
  • Manage tax and accounting aspects of procurements.

Private equity advisory

We are one of the leading European private equity advisers with strong relationships with all major equity houses. For corporates and management teams wanting to invest in or take control of their organisations -- and private equity houses looking for the right investment for their funds -- we can provide you with advice and execution expertise on private equity transactions.

If you are facing any of the following issues, we can help:

  • Private equity houses looking to invest or divest
  • Management teams looking for advice on investing in/gaining ownership of their company
  • Management buy-in candidates looking for investment opportunities.

We will support you by giving:

  • Deeply knowledgeable advice and experience
  • Access to industry specialists across the full range of industry sectors
  • Access to the range of PwC services necessary to complete a deal, including strategic deal advice, taxation advice, pensions advice, legal advice, regulatory compliance and due diligence.

Public company advisory

Are you looking to raise capital for expansion and growth via the public markets? We can provide you with advice on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and finance raising. By acting as a sponsor alongside your broker, we also offer advice on markets/exchanges, regulatory authorities issues and managing other advisers.

When investment banks have been appointed as sponsors and are seeking to provide further integrated services (e.g. underwriting services), we act as an independent financial adviser, free of any inherent or perceived conflicts of interest.

If you are facing any of the following issues, we can help:

  • You are looking to float on the London Stock Exchange or the Alternative Investment Market
  • You would like to raise money via a rights issue or placing
  • You are looking to restructure your financing/balance of debt to equity.

How we can support you:

  • Knowledgeable advice and in-depth experience across the full range of industry sectors
  • Benefit of access to specialists in the rules and regulations governing public listed companies on all major stock exchanges
  • National and international network of practitioners with local knowledge.

Our IPO services to you include:

  • Advice on the most appropriate market/exchanges for capital raising
  • Valuations
  • Timing and tactics
  • Preparation of prospectus and investor presentations
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities on all regulatory issues
  • Co-ordination of other advisers (for example, brokers, lawyers and reporting accountants).

Privatisation advice

For companies that feel undervalued by public markets, we can provide advice and execution expertise on public to private transactions and de-listings. We advise throughout the transaction and project manage other advisers.

We can provide the full range of services necessary to you to complete a deal, including strategic advice, taxation advice, pensions advice, legal advice, regulatory compliance and due diligence.

If you are facing any of the potential issues below, we can help you.

  • Your company is undervalued by the stock markets
  • Your listing does not provide any tangible benefits
  • You are considering 'going private'

How we can support you

  • We have strong relationships with private equity houses and other sources of finance
  • Benefit of access to specialists in the rules and regulations governing public listed companies and de-listing
  • Deep industry knowledge across the full range of industry sectors.

Our public to private services include:

  • Deal origination
  • Valuation advice
  • Debt raising and private equity financing
  • Preparation of business plans and financial modelling of projections
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities on all regulatory issues
  • Project management of other advisers (e.g. brokers, lawyers, reporting accountants et cetera)
  • Offer documentation.
 

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References to PwC Corporate Finance should be read as a collective reference to the Corporate Finance teams within the Advisory practices of member firms of the PwC network, each of which firms is a separate and independent legal entity. The corporate finance services highlighted on this website are not available to US persons other than through the registered FINRA Broker Dealer within the US, PwC Corporate Finance LLC, which can be contacted directly through Philipp A. Hofstetter as indicated below. PwC Corporate Finance LLC is a subsidiary of PwC LLP US, a member firm of the PwC Network, and is a member of the FINRA and SIPC. PwC Corporate Finance LLC is not engaged in the practice of public accountancy. This restriction does not apply to Valuation services.

For US residents requiring information on corporate finance related services, please contact our registered FINRA Broker Dealer within the US, PwC Corporate Finance LLC, which can be contacted directly at:

Philipp A. Hofstetter
+1 (312) 298 6989