Leveraged Finance Support

Leveraged Finance Support for Investment Banking

Bespoke leveraged finance services, tailored for the specific needs of investment banks and specialist advisory firms

Leveraged Finance Support

Leverage Finance Investment banking or sub-investment grade market witnessed one of the busiest quarters in Q1’2024, due to depleting cash levels of issuers and anemic markets in 2023. Moreover, the treasury rate stability and healthy competition in the syndicated loans and high yield market in Q1, gave confidence to issuers to leap into the market.

However, given the asymmetric risk in the market including Fed rate decision in upcoming meetings and volatility induced by elections in this year, issuers are willing to go to market to address their refinancing and liquidity needs. Big pickup in issuance activity is expected in H2’2024, led by new money and a wave of repricing deals.

Our bespoke leveraged finance investment banking services are tailored for the current needs of investment banks and specialist advisory firms. Our team of leveraged finance investment banking experts provide extensive support to investment banks and advisory firms across acquisition financing, leverage loans, high-yield bonds, project finance and debt refinancing / restructuring. Our sector experts continuously track sector dynamics and factor these into the customised solutions we provide for each sector.

Leveraged Finance – Support we Offer

  • Company profiles

  • Indicative rating analysis

  • Comparable company analysis

  • Transactions / Trading comps

  • Benchmarking

  • Football field analysis

  • Debt headroom analysis

  • Pitchbook support

  • Market updates

  • Covenant analysis

  • LBO model

  • Industry overviews / research

  • Deal screening, target / peer screening

  • Macro-economic analysis

  • Information memorandums (IMs)

  • Financial modeling

  • RFP support

  • Investor presentation

Leveraged Finance – Support we Offer

  • Company profiles

  • Indicative rating analysis

  • Comparable company analysis

  • Transactions / Trading comps

  • Benchmarking

  • Football field analysis

  • Debt headroom analysis

  • Pitchbook support

  • Market updates

  • Covenant analysis

  • LBO model

  • Industry overviews / research

  • Deal screening, target / peer screening

  • Macro-economic analysis

  • Information memorandums (IMs)

  • Financial modeling

  • RFP support

  • Investor presentation

Automation and workflow management platforms

How we are different

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 throughout the lifecycle of business for Leveraged Finance Investment Banking
DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Deep functional knowledge of all advisory and funding aspects of leveraged finance support to various LBO transactions
WIDE SECTOR COVERAGE
WIDE SECTOR COVERAGE
Expertise and experience in supporting leverage finance investment banking and loan syndication functions across a broad range of sectors and markets
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 the leverage finance process, including LBO models, covenant and headroom analysis, and other tasks

What we have done

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Leveraged and acquisition finance support to a UAE-based bank
What we are proud of

10-12%

efficiency gains

30-40%

Volume Growth

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

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
Integrated IB Analytics and BIS for Asia-Focused Mid-Size Investment Bank
What we are proud of

>95,000

projects delivered

>$6m

annualized savings per annum

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Acuity can support onshore Leveraged Finance Investment Banking teams?

The team of Acuity Leveraged Investment Banking Finance experts provides extensive research and analytics support to investment banks and advisory firms to assist their clients in raising capital for acquisitions, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, refinancings & recapitalizations, project financing, and other purposes. We have expertise working with our clients in the structuring, syndication, and distribution of leveraged loans and high-yield bonds.

What is the difference between Leveraged Finance and Acquisition Finance?

Leveraged Finance and Acquisition Finance in investment banking can be primarily differentiated based on the type of acquirer. In Leverage Finance, the acquirer is a financial sponsor or private equity fund, while in Acquisition Finance, the acquirer is a corporate.

What services one would expect in Leveraged Finance Investment banking?

The leveraged and acquisition finance teams in investment banks help leveraged borrowers and issuers to raise capital through a mix of high-yield bonds and term loans. Such teams help in originating, structuring and executing complex event driven financing solutions including acquisition financing, leveraged buyouts, merger financings, bridge financings, recapitalisations and refinancings. Areas of expertise of leveraged finance investment banking include high-yield bonds, leveraged loans, acquisition finance, bridge financing and underwriting. The leveraged finance Investment Banking teams also provides corporates and financial sponsors advice on capital structuring and credit ratings, and works closely with the investment bank’s DCM, M&A, Coverage, Loan Syndications, Sustainable Finance and Syndicate functions.