Investment Advising

Merger/Acquisitions („M&A“)

A potential FIS customer is interested in pursuing a merger or an acquisition with/of another company.

FIS can be of service as follows:

  • identify and evaluate acquisition or merger candidates
  • support with the preparation of offering memorandums
  • support with the company evaluation and analysis of marketability
  • contact and negotiation with selected candidates
  • coordinate and assist with the due diligence process
  • help to close the transaction and arrange for financing
  • negotiate terms and conditions of the financing and of the transaction

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • identification of a variety of potential candidates
  • achievement of competitive terms and conditions of the transaction
  • high level of confidentiality
  • higher efficiency and smoother process due to the involvement of FIS
  • better chances of success due to optimized legal and fiscal structure of the transaction
  • faster completion of the transaction and therefore time savings

Corporate bond issues

A potential FIS customer is interested in issuing a corporate bond.
FIS can be of service as follows:

  • structure the bond issue 
  • assist with the due diligence process of the issuer
  • prepare documentation and contracts
  • prepare credit reports for investors
  • accompanying preparation of marketing documentation for distribution
  • prepare presentation of the company to the consortium banks and institutional investors
  • communicate with investors during the sales process
  • negotiate terms and conditions of the financing and of the transaction
  • pricing (setting of the interest rate and of the issuing price)

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • identification of potential issuing banks
  • achievement of competitive terms and conditions of the transaction
  • high level of confidentiality
  • higher efficiency and smoother process due to the involvement of FIS
  • better chances of success due to optimized legal and fiscal structure of the transaction
  • faster completion of the transaction and therefore time savings

Debt restructuing 

A potential FIS customer is interested in renegotiating the terms and conditions of a (credit) agreement with one or more of his companies’ lenders, in order to achieve a better and more flexible structure and/or reduced financing costs for his corporate lending portfolio.

FIS can be of service as follows:

  • determine the advantages of a debt restructuring to the company
  • balance the available collateral with the financing
  • analyze the impact of the debt restructuring on the company’s financial statements
  • advice about more favorable, competitive  terms and conditions
  • negotiation with the lender(s) and shareholders on behalf of the company

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • reduced financing costs and optimized payback period due to the optimized situation
  • higher chances of success due to the professional approach
  • maintenance of good relationship with the lender(s)
  • assistance with legal work

Project companies/Holding concepts

A potential FIS customer is interested in establishing a special project/purpose company (e.g. for leasing transactions) or wishes to create a holding company for his various activities.

FIS can be of service as follows:

  • determine the level of equity or/and which assets and liabilities should be transferred
  • arrange financing for the special project/purpose company or for the holding company
  • analyze the impact on the company’s organization and earnings
  • analyze the impact on the company’s organization and earnings

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • due to the complexity of such transactions higher level of success
  • reduction of costs due to the optimized structure of the organization and its financing
  • assistance with legal and tax issues
  • faster completion of the transaction and therefore time savings

In this connection your attention is drawn to the services rendered by FIS in the field of Corporate Establishment and Administration.

Stock repurchase

A potential FIS customer is interested in repurchasing of some equity held by other shareholders of a specific company.

FIS can be of service as follows:

  • assist with the identification of the true value of the equity
  • negotiate the terms and conditions of the repurchase with the other shareholders
  • arrange timely financing for the repurchase
  • negotiate all terms and conditions of the financing

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • maintenance of appropriate relationship with selling shareholders 
  • optimized conditions for the transaction
  • high level of confidentiality
  • higher level of success due to the professional approach
  • faster completion of the transaction and therefore time savings

Privatisations

A potential vendor is interested in selling his business or part of his business to potential private acquirers and such potential buyers require financing for the acquisition.

FIS can be of service as follows:

  • identification and evaluation of potential acquirers, including sale over stock exchange
  • source the necessary information and coordinate the due diligence process
  • negotiation of terms and conditions of the transaction
  • if requested, provide an optimized finance structure
  • identification and approach to financing sources

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • easier and smoother way to find potential acquirers
  • higher level of confidentiality
  • assistance with legal work
  • increased success level of the transaction
  • optimized financing for the buyer
  • faster completion of the transaction and therefore time savings

Succession planning

A potential FIS customer is interested in developing a strategy for the transfer of his business ownership to a potential successor.

FIS can be of service as follows:

  • identify potential candidates
  • identify ways of the optimized transfer of the ownership
  • assist with the due diligence process
  • arrange financing, if needed, and assist with the implementation of the transaction

The advantages of FIS customers are:

  • identification of additional potential candidates
  • savings due to the optimized transfer structure
  • achievement of better terms and conditions for the transactions and its financing
  • better chances of success
  • assistance with legal and tax work
  • faster completion of the transaction and therefore time savings