Ascent Capital Partners has developed a strong expertise in structuring innovative financing solutions and complex indebtedness transactions:

  • Acquisition financing: structuring of leveraged buyout (LBO) transactions, including in the context of a takeover by current management (MBO), an existing shareholder or a competitor, generally in partnership with a financial investor; financial modelling, financing and ownership structure, negotiation of “debt package” (e.g., liens, collateral, guarantees, financial covenants) with different creditors.
  • Project financing and structuring: Assistance in the financing of large infrastructure projects (e.g., energy, mining, hydrocarbons, road and airport infrastructure); setting-up of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and consortiums composed of strategic and financial players; structuring of “debt package”; negotiation of legal documentation.
  • Debt restructuring:  Development and implementation, on behalf of borrowers or their lenders, of debt restructuring strategies for businesses undergoing financial difficulties or sector-related crises, with a goal of stabilizing their bank relationships and helping them achieve an effective liquidity recovery; services include short-term cashflow modeling, covenant and line of credit negotiations, assistance in the drafting of credit agreement amendments, business positioning to potential equity providers, etc.

Our expertise

  • Deep experience in syndicated, leveraged and structured finance, as well as debt restructurings and recapitalizations.
  • Expertise in fund raising for infrastructure and PPP projects, including their related debt structurings.
  • Longstanding relationships with local and international lending institutions, including high familiarity with their risk appetites, tolerances and constraints vis-à-vis specific debt situations.
  • Execution capabilities in line with highest international standards.
  • Strong expertise in financial services, agribusiness, chemical, automotive and retail industries, among other sectors.