We assist our clients in their fund raising initiatives (e.g., financing for working capital needs, capex programs, acquisitions) and take ownership of the process in its entirety, whether it involves a private placement (marketed to institutional or private investors) or a public market transaction:

  • Private placements:  Internal preparation for a potential transaction, preparation of investment memorandum, financial modeling, identification of most relevant financial or strategic investors, deal marketing and positioning, assistance in data room preparation, transaction structuring, assistance in negotiations until transaction completion.
  • Capital markets:  Management and coordination of all tasks leading to a capital markets transaction (e.g., initial public offering, follow-on offering, bond or mezzanine issuance, securitization), issuer company valuation, transaction structuring, preparation of offering prospectus, regulatory clearance, preparation of roadshow materials, placement process coordination.
  • Rating advisory:  Peer company benchmarking, rating agency modeling, credit ratio analysis, preparation of rating presentation, formulation of rating strategy based on each agency’s methodology, assistance in rating agency diligence and potential negotiations, review of draft rating reports, post-rating follow-ups.
  • Assistance to private equity fund raisings:  Fund financial and legal structuring, articulation of fund investment strategy and targeted returns, overview of targeted sectors and geographies, preparation of roadshow materials, assistance in fund documentation drafting, closing of fundraising process.

Our expertise

  • Team with strong fund raising and capital markets track-record in North and sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and North America.
  • Access to high-profile strategic and financial investors, with a clear understanding of their mindsets and objectives.
  • Strong experience in securing debut credit ratings and rating upgrades for clients, along with helping them throughout their rating agency relationships.
  • Extensive experience in private equity fund raising and management.