In a competitive business environment, efficient access to various forms of debt and equity capital at the most beneficial terms and pricing is a key differentiator in terms of liquidity, financial performance, bidding processes and shareholder value. Centrus provides clients with a holistic offering across the banking, project finance and debt and equity capital markets, ensuring that clients have access to the full range of options in delivering the financing solutions most appropriate to achieving their corporate objectives.
In rapidly evolving funding markets we maintain strong and up to date relationships with a wide range of banks and other financial institutions. This ensures that our clients are able to rapidly identify and access the optimal sources of funding with the assurance of a competitive and professionally run process which presents the borrower’s credit to prospective funders in the best possible light.
Credit ratings are important to many of our clients as an external assessment of their creditworthiness which will have an impact in terms of perception versus comparable companies and potentially their cost of funding. We work with many companies seeking to understand their likely credit rating in connection with funding options or specific transactions that they may be considering within an overall treasury strategy. We are able to model published financial information and business plans in order to assess likely outcomes within a specific range in order to inform early decision making. In addition, we often work with clients which have existing credit ratings in order to test potential changes in their business strategies or plans by assessing their possible impact on the credit rating of the business.
Should unrated clients seek to enter into a formal rating process, we are able to support them through the due diligence and credit positioning elements as well as overall project management. This includes support with preparation of a management presentation to the ratings agency or agencies and a dry run with Q&A and identification of potential areas of weakness or challenge in order to address these at an early stage.
As well as working with corporate entities, we have experience of asset backed, project finance and securitisation transactions and the ratings methodologies employed in respect of these issuers and are able to structure and model transactions in order to ensure they meet the relevant ratings requirements and stresses.