We advise clients on all aspects of their debt and capital needs, helping borrowers and shareholders alike to achieve their financing objectives.
We work with listed and privately-owned companies across the industry, credit and size spectrum. We aim to get involved in the early stages of the capital-raising or capital restructuring process to understand your needs and develop a comprehensive set of financing solutions that consider the full range of debt and equity products and funding sources.
After assessing each option, we assist management or shareholders with the execution of the solution best aligned to stakeholder objectives. We accompany you throughout the process, and can assist you through all stages from initial planning, project management and co-ordination, to completion.
We work with listed and privately-owned companies across the industry, credit and size spectrum. We aim to get involved in the early stages of the capital-raising or capital restructuring process, so as to better understand your needs and develop a comprehensive set of financing solutions that consider the full range of debt and equity products and funding sources.
Do you need funds for new investments (capex, working capital, etc.?)
Were your facilities structured at a time when the markets were less liquid and more expensive?
Are you within 12 months of needing to refinance your existing facilities?
Do you wish to release encumbered assets or feel that your security structure is not optimal?
Do you face a cash squeeze as a result of amortisation payments coming up?
Are your finance documents or covenants impacting your flexibility to operate effectively?
Do financiers view you as highly leveraged and is this impacting your ability to operate / grow?
Do you wish to sell your business and want to structure the balance sheet in a way that could add value to your sale price?
If the answer to any of the questions above is a “yes”, then it is likely that we can be of assistance.
We can help you in several areas, including:
Evaluating your capital structure and financing alternatives;
Raising capital to support a growth or acquisition strategy or a start-up;
Refinancing your existing debt facilities or accessing new debt products;
Realising value through a recapitalisation, staple financing or an exit;
Raising capital in situations involving financial stress; and
Initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius; and rights issues.
Our capital markets team can help you understand and comply with your obligations as a listed entity in the context of a transaction.
We can guide you through the deal process to ensure compliance with local regulatory requirements for various transactions including IPO, rights issue, carve-outs, spin-offs, private placement, mandatory and voluntary takeover and notifiable transactions.
Drafting of transaction-specific documents and circulars in accordance with requirements of the Listing Rules and of the Securities Act.
Advising on equity story and transaction positioning;
Managing interaction and defining a communications plan for different stakeholders;
Managing complex shareholder structures;
Acting as independent adviser in the context of a takeover defence in accordance with the Securities Takeover (Rules) 2010;
Advising on the classification of a transaction and the necessary steps in accordance with Chapter 13 of the Listing Rules;
Acting as independent professional expert for the provision of a valuation report in the context of a related party transaction; and
Liaising with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and the Financial Services Commission for obtaining transaction-specific approvals.