Debt Capital Markets (DCM) Support and Services

Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

A comprehensive suite of debt capital markets (DCM) solutions for investment banks and advisory firms across the bond issuance lifecycle

Debt Capital Markets (DCM) Support

As economies across the globe recover from the ill-effects of the pandemic, we witness increased bond issuance activity in the global DCM markets, primarily driven by favourable financing conditions, increased investors’ appetite and growing importance of sustainability for issuers and investors.

At Acuity Knowledge Partners, we provide bespoke support to DCM teams of investment banks and advisory firms across the world through a wide range of solutions for corporate DCM, FIG DCM, SSA DCM and sustainable DCM teams. Our team of experts regularly tracks macroeconomic factors affecting the markets and provides end-to-end, support from deal origination to execution, including the most intricate financial analysis and after-market support. We bring years of experience and proprietary tech solutions to drive overall efficiency and results, and act as an extension of your teams for deal origination and execution activities.

Automation and workflow management platforms

How we are different

DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE

Deep functional knowledge of all aspects of DCM support gained from working with global leaders in the space

WIDE SECTOR COVERAGE
WIDE SECTOR COVERAGE

Expertise and experience in supporting DCM functions across a broad range of sectors and markets

STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE

Strong analytical capabilities and industry expertise coupled with high integration with client teams enable us to bring high business value to our customers through our DCM solutions

EXPERIENCED TEAM TO UNDERTAKE COMPLEX TASKS
EXPERIENCED TEAM TO UNDERTAKE COMPLEX TASKS

Highly experienced and effective analysts who do the heavy lifting for you across various debt raising, funding and advisory processes, including capitalisation, market and headroom analysis and other tasks

What we have done

DCM, loan syndication and leveraged finance support to a UK-based bulge-bracket investment bank
What we are proud of

18-20%

more client-facing time

35-40%

productivity gains

Debt capital markets (DCM) support to a Europe-based mid-size investment bank
What we are proud of

Established a strong relationship

Freed up onshore team’s capacity to handle more-value-adding tasks

Debt capital markets (DCM) support to a US-based commercial bank
What we are proud of

USD30k annual cost savings per resource

Timely turnaround on regular tasks and flexibility to handle urgent work

Debt capital markets (DCM) and rating advisory support to a Singapore-based commercial bank
What we are proud of

15%

more client-facing time, with 3-FTE support

USD30k

annual cost savings per headcount

Capital markets support to a Middle East-based bank
What we are proud of

Enabled more focus on clients and investors

Provided real-time support through virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Credit markets support to a UK-headquartered global bank
What we are proud of

18-20%

more client-facing time

35-40%

productivity gains

Debt Capital Markets (DCM) support to a UK-based European bank
What we are proud of

Faster turnaround time, with increased accuracy

More capacity for core functions

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Support for a Europe-based mid-size investment bank
What we are proud of

6 years

of engagement

6,000+

projects delivered

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Debt Capital Markets Support for a APAC-based, mid-sized Investment Bank
What we are proud of

5-year

partnership in DCM research

>35%

time savings on weekly updates

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Meet our experts

Anish Ailawadi

Senior Director, Investment Banking

Anish has been with Acuity Knowledge Partners for over 13 years and presently heads the Investment Banking vertical. He is based out of our Gurgaon office and oversees delivery teams and client engagements for various bulge-bracket banks, mid-size banks, regional banks, advisory and boutique firms across M&A, Industry Coverage, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Leveraged Finance. During his tenure, he also set up a shared services center for one of his clients in India. Anish is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has done his Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University.

Anish Ailawadi
Anish Ailawadi

Senior Director, Investment Banking

Adrian Wright

Senior Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years' experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Adrian Wright
Adrian Wright

Senior Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Marie Filotti

Head, APAC Business Development

Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

Marie Filotti
Marie Filotti

Head, APAC Business Development

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