Acquisitions, owners buy out and refinancing

Finding the right financing structure for special situations
  • Determining your company's debt capacity
  • Assessing your financing options
  • Implementing financings quickly and efficiently

At a glance

When should you consider a structured solution for your financing?
  • Acquisitions and growth investments
  • Owner or partner buyouts
  • Refinancing transactions in sub-investment grade, or achieving stability in times of crisis

Stable and reliable financing solutions for special situations

Taking potential acquisitions or buy-out of co-shareholdes/partners into account, we will perform a comprehensive analysis of your company, including a rating assessment.

Full transparency: all options and recommendations will be discussed, supported by our credit commitment..

Experienced project managers will ensure an efficient and timely conclusion for your financing.

Three steps to help you secure the financing you need

A typical acquisition financing process
Step 1

We will rate your company and assess its debt capacity for a specific project or acquisitions of various sizes. Based on your financials, we will present you with various financing options.

Step 2

If your planned acquisition starts to take shape, we will conduct a detailed analysis and submit a financing proposal based on the structure you have chosen.

Step 3

We will remain by your side throughout every phase of the process, supporting you with financing confirmation letters right up to a binding loan agreement and drawdown, as well as the implementation of related take-out financings for bridge loans.

Finding the financing tools that fit your needs – and implementing it

Customised solutions for challenging projects

Our analysis shows the level of debt that is adequate for your company.

Based on our knowledge of the criteria applied by S&P and Moody's, we will assess the potential rating outcome.

Our in-depth advisory services will support you in choosing the right financing instrument for your company and the specific situation.

Let us put your financing into practice, be it a bilateral structure (between your company and Commerzbank) or a syndicated structure (with an additional partner on board).

Advisory services for structured corporate finance

Structuring and implementing complex bilateral and syndicated loans
  • Analysis of debt capacity, acquisition scenarios and rating assessments
  • Advice on suitable financing structures and tools
  • Process management from request for proposal and credit applications to loan documentation and drawdown

Advisory services for merges and acquisitions

Purchasing or divesting companies, finding investors, or solving the issue of succession

Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

Supporting and implementing share issues, including subscription and technical processing
  • Advice on equity financing for listed and private companies, including implementation of the respective equity financing strategies
  • IPOs
  • Capital increases
  • Share placements
  • Convertible and exchangeable bonds
  • Share buybacks