Companies are increasingly seeking novel, complex and sophisticated ways of raising funds, while navigating active investors and regulatory scrutiny.
Modern equity or debt raising presents the dual challenge of not only considering which funding model is the most appropriate, but also how it will be perceived by shareholders, the media and regulators.
How we can help
Supporting your investment strategy
Whether through equity raisings or debt issuances, we help our clients secure capital to support the funding of major projects, the execution of their strategic plans and the growth of their business. Our expert knowledge of the capital markets across debt, securitisation, equity, hybrids and derivatives helps us create novel solutions, whether through new financial instruments or creative use of existing products.
We advise sponsors, issuers and lead managers on structuring securities for issue and funding structures in domestic and international markets; capital management activities such as buy backs, capital reductions and share sale facilities; corporate governance matters; trading systems for capital markets instruments; and regulating the conduct of capital markets players.
Equity capital markets
Our equity capital markets team has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on IPOs, placements, rights issues, tier 1 capital raisings, hybrids, structured products and stapled securities..
Debt capital markets
Our debt capital markets team focuses on debt, hybrids and other financial markets work. We advise clients on domestic and international debt issues, credit-wrapped transactions, capital management activities and bond and private placement transactions.
Our securitisation team focuses on private and public transactions across a broad range of asset classes. We advise clients on innovative and bespoke structures, master securitisation programmes, term capital market securitisations, private warehousing securitisations, portfolio and corporate acquisitions and across assets classes, including RMBS, CMBS, ABS (such as trade receivables, autos, lease/hire purchase, debtor finance, equipment and personal loans) and other structured products.
Our derivatives team advises superannuation funds, banks, multinational corporations, securities firms and government entities on all legal, regulatory and documentation issues relating to derivatives in Australia and worldwide. This includes compliance requirements for mandatory margining, PPSA and other security-related issues in relation to clearing agreements, and netting and collateral issues in connection with the establishment of clearing businesses in Australia.
Helping you spot issues and plan ahead
We also advise our clients on conduct regulation as it relates to capital markets. Most recently we have been advising issuers and arrangers in connection with potential changes to the regulatory capital framework, proactively addressing responses that are likely to come out of the Australia Prudential Regulation Authority's (APRA) updated guidelines regarding capital requirements for banks.