Acquisition Finance & Advisory
Acquisition Finance & Advisory is a global strategic business in charge of originating, arranging and executing acquisition and event-driven financings for the bank’s corporate clients on a global basis. The team also provides corporates and financial sponsors’ advice on rating and capital structure. AFA product offering is coordinated with a number of business units including Coverage, Global Investment Banking and Global Markets.
The Acquisition Finance and Advisory (AFA) team’s main responsibility is to support the Bank’s corporate clients for any strategic financing including acquisition, public take-over, spin-off, public-to-private, share buy-back etc.
The AFA team provides advice to clients (corporates and financial sponsors) on all of their strategic topics, ranging from rating advisory to capital optimisation and solutions related to specific events (e.g. recapitalisation, spin-off, IPO financing and acquisition).
AFA also works in close coordination with several other business units including Coverage, M&A, Global Markets, ECM and Debt Capital Markets.
In addition, the team works in close collaboration with the Bank’s Sustainable Banking team and offers the capability to arrange and structure green loans and sustainability-linked loans.
Our locations worldwide
AFA has a global presence with teams based in Europe (Paris, London, Milan, Frankfurt, Madrid), North America (New-York), APAC (Hong Kong and Singapore).
8 locations worldwide
Crédit Agricole CIB'sA pioneer in Green, Social and Sustainability Linked Loans
Crédit Agricole CIB is active on a wide range of products: Green and Social Loans, as well as Sustainability Linked Loans.
Our green, social and sustainability linked loans offering
- A Green Loan is a debt instrument devoted to raising funds for the financing of projects with a positive environmental impact, such as renewable energy infrastructure. The mechanism is similar to a green bond, with the difference that loans are not publicly traded securities.
- A Social Loan is a debt instrument devoted to raising funds for the financing of projects with a positive social impact, such as affordable housing or healthcare facilities. The mechanism is similar to a green bond, with the difference that loans are not publicly traded securities.
- A Sustainability Linked Loan is a performance-based instrument linking the interest margin to sustainability KPIs. The funds raised are not restricted to green or social projects but may finance general corporate expenditures. The mechanism is similar to a Sustainability Linked Bond, with the difference that loans are not publicly traded securities.
Our awards and recognition
Building on its success, CA-CIB was ranked first in term of deal value in USD in the 2022 worldwide league table for Green and Sustainability Linked Loans agent (source: Refinitiv).