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Debt & Capital Advisory

A global team of debt advisory specialists providing independent market-leading advice and expertise across the full range of debt products

Whatever your finance raising needs, whether you are looking to refinance, fund growth or realise equity value, we have the expertise to help you deliver a successful finance raising.

We work closely with our clients to identify, source and implement optimal financing solutions which will enable them to deliver their strategic objectives.

We have strong relationships across the global debt markets, allowing us to access liquidity across a diverse pool of lenders which is tailored towards the financing need. We use proprietary technology tools to track the debt markets, including our market-leading Debt Fund Tracker and ESG Debt Tracker, which ensures we access the right sources of liquidity to deliver optimal outcomes for our clients.

Many of our senior team are experienced ex-bankers, meaning that we know how lenders think and can ‘frame’ the financing ask to shape the credit story and to minimise delivery risk. We also have broad debt product expertise, ensuring we identify and source the optimal financing solution.

Our independence means that we provide our clients with truly objective expert advice on addressing their financing requirements.

As part of the PwC network, we can access market-leading sector expertise and deal specialists to address transaction-specific issues and add value for our clients.

Typical challenges and questions we help clients solve

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How should I fund growth in my business?

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How do I know that I'm getting the best deal?

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What is the best way of realising value for shareholders?

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How do I protect my business and position it for future recovery?

Explore our capabilities

Corporates

We help listed and privately-owned businesses to identify and implement financing solutions that support their key strategic objectives.

We provide management teams with independent advice on financing strategy in order to address a range of objectives, including funding growth, getting the best deal when refinancing upcoming debt maturities, or accessing alternative sources of finance.

Examples of situations where we have solved complex cross-border financing issues with our corporate clients include:

  • Raising finance to fund acquisitions
  • Raising growth capital to fund capital expenditure and/or working capital
  • Addressing debt maturities through running multi-track processes to provide optionality and optimise terms on refinancing
  • Raising asset-backed financing to leverage assets
  • Providing guidance through public bond issuance and credit ratings processes
  • Raising debt to recapitalise, realising value for shareholders without diluting equity ownership
  • Advising on the renegotiation of existing facilities, including managing waiver processes, covenant resets and “amendment and extensions”

Private Equity

We work with private equity clients and their portfolio companies to help them achieve their financing objectives.

We have an experienced team of ex-leveraged finance bankers who have structuring expertise across a wide range of leveraged debt products.

Areas where we have worked with private equity clients include:

  • Raising leveraged buyout financing
  • Raising capital to fund growth (e.g. buy-and-build strategies), capital expenditure and working capital programmes
  • Sourcing sell-side ‘staple’ financing packages to enhance offers from potential buyers
  • Raising finance for recapitalisation and equity release
  • Arranging post-IPO financing packages
  • Advising on the renegotiation of existing facilities, including managing waiver processes, covenant resets and “amendment and extensions”

Real Estate

We work with a variety of clients, ranging from privately owned businesses to listed REITs, helping them to optimise their real estate asset base.

Our team of dedicated real estate finance specialists allow us to put in place the capital our clients need to achieve their business objectives.

Examples of where we have advised real estate clients include:

  • Supporting early-stage real estate businesses in sourcing financing to achieve their growth ambitions
  • Sourcing long-term institutional financing for stable assets and portfolios
  • Structuring and restructuring of ground rent portfolios
  • Raising finance to support asset management strategies (e.g. hotel refurbishment or tenant replacement)

ESG

We help our corporate and private equity clients to access ESG funding sources.

Examples of services we provide include:

  • Raising finance to fund or refinance green projects, including advising on project eligibility criteria
  • Raising sustainability-linked loans for growth funding or refinancing of existing debt
  • Advising on the identification and negotiation of sustainability-linked loan ESG criteria, key performance indicators and targets

Corporate Loan Portfolios

We can provide a range of solutions on leveraged and corporate loan portfolio M&A transactions, utilising our corporate credit and debt market expertise.

We can provide an independent assessment of the quality of leveraged and corporate loan portfolios, including the provision of specialist credit due diligence services.

We have experience working both buyside and sellside on leveraged and corporate loan M&A transactions. Our clients have included banks, private equity houses, credit funds and sovereign wealth funds who are active in the space.

Examples of services we provide include:

  • Credit due diligence on leveraged and corporate loan portfolios (performing and non-performing loan books), identifying areas of risk within portfolios, segmentation analysis versus market benchmarks and “deep dive” credit reviews on individual connections to identify risks and pricing drivers
  • Review of bank underwriting and credit policies to identify control risk areas
  • Raising debt and equity finance to support bidders on loan portfolio transactions

Whatever your financing needs, we can help you achieve the optimal outcome through our independent and expert advice. We leverage our proprietary market-leading technology tools that track the debt markets to give us unique insight into funding sources available across the European debt markets. This allows us to identify and source the right funding package tailored to your specific requirements.

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Whatever your business challenges or industry sector, we’re available to help you find your best way forward. We can explore your options with speed, imagination and care to find sustainable solutions for you and your stakeholders.

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Contact us

David Godbee

David Godbee

Partner, Debt & Capital Advisory, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7740 242013

Adam Horey

Adam Horey

Partner, Debt & Capital Advisory, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7740 242796

Richard Siddall

Richard Siddall

Partner, Debt & Capital Advisory, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7595 610101

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