Corporate Finance Services
Stable financing, efficient execution, expert solutions and customer service are how we help clients succeed.
Our broad range of lending products in the areas of corporate lending and investment banking, combined with access to strong capital base; allows us to execute financing that supports your business objectives. Our deal professionals’ industry expertise and attention to your goals during every step of the loan process allows us to offer solutions that help you achieve success.
Corporate Finance / Capital Structure Optimization
The proper capitalization of a company – created through newly-sourced and redeployed capital – can allow for equity risk diversification, improved cash flow and accelerated growth, if desired. A properly designed capital structure will eliminate or lessen personal guarantees and associated risks; improve cash flow through the elimination of high-cost debt, excessive debt-service requirements and/or onerous prepayment penalties; provide capital for and lessen restrictions on capital expenditures and growth; lessen or remove financial and operating covenants and restrictions; and finally, reduce the number of capital providers with a “say” in corporate matters.
The professionals’ of First Gulf Investments Solutions have a successful track record of identifying and procuring the appropriate capital type with structure and terms that are consistent with a company’s short and long-term objectives including senior debt; sale-leaseback financing; subordinated/mezzanine debt and equity.
The Structured Finance team at First Gulf Investments Solutions works seamlessly with our Investment Banking and Global Wealth Management Divisions to assist clients in raising capital through unconventional means and to create low risk investment products for our investors. Given the current credit dilemma, where risk aversion and non-direct exposure on projects or corporations is prevalent, our team incessantly devises new innovative solutions to mitigate and/ or spread a project’s risk across various financial institutions.
Our Structured Finance experts work with acclaimed banking institutions, world development funds, export credit agencies, insurance companies and governmental institutions to issue financial risk instruments/ contracts and assist in raising low cost capital for our clients while also accounting for the risk appetite of our investors.
Our Structured Finance core competence is the ability to access debt capital markets to generate liquidity via credit enhancement and to customize financial structures based on the parameters identified by our investors.
Capital Restructuring is a practice adopted by corporations in reaction to changed business conditions, as a means to fund growth strategies, to jump start themselves out of a downward spiral or to attract potential investors/ buyers. This can be accomplished via various combinations of equity and debt restructuring.
The liquidity crunch has given rise to the enhanced need for organizations to reallocate assets to improve their availability. Our Corporate Finance team conducts a thorough and rigorous research and analysis process, then advises the client on the trade of assets and capital restructuring in order to improve their monetary position enabling them to reap greater returns.