We work with companies of all sizes across a range of sectors in considering the financing implications of various business strategies and objectives, including growth, business capacity, merger and acquisitions, regulatory implications and new initiatives/special projects and bids. This involves a detailed dialogue with senior management in order to understand the reasoning behind the strategy and the outcomes sought in following them. We frequently take this understanding forward through financial modelling in order to develop a clear framework for comparison of different inputs, assumptions and scenarios and in order to consider different financing options to underpin the strategy.
We offer clients a rigorous test of their plans within a qualitative and quantitative framework, as well as a practical and innovative approach in seeking to deliver them from a financing perspective.
M&A including Debt & Equity Sales
Mergers and Acquisitions encompass a broad range of advisory and valuation activity. Centrus’ focus on certain industries and geographies means that it is well placed to advise on transactions involving the sale and purchase of all capital instruments with the exception of public equity.
We offer strategic advice, negotiation of lender consents, treasury restructuring, diligence and valuation services, drawing on our deep understanding of the industries that we specialise in, our analytical and financial modelling expertise and resource and our institutional and industry relationships. For example, Centrus is widely recognised as the leading financial advisor on mergers in the UK Housing Association market.
Our approach to supporting clients who wish to bid to acquire assets is to offer a holistic service including the sourcing of additional capital (be that risk capital or debt), providing risk management strategies to manage unwanted risk and project management services to support bid teams.
Sample Case Study
UK – Undisclosed M&A due diligence on a UK Water Company – January 2016
Centrus used its sector and financial modelling expertise to provide diligence and assurance to an infrastructure fund buyer of an equity stake in a major UK water and sewerage company. The role involved providing assumptions regarding the path of debt and hedging costs…Read More Download Case Study