Acquisition finance: Crédit Agricole CIB offers bespoke solutions

Present in Europe and in Asia, the product line provides private equity funds with a tailormade range of services. This range is at all stages of their business life.

A full range of tailored services 

The Acquisition Finance business line offers customers a range of tailored services including:

Capital raising

  • Advisory and placement.

Acquisition of target companies

  • Advisory services.
  • Public to private: advisory and execution.
  • Senior and mezzanine bank finance arrangement and underwriting.
  • Financing via securitisation.
  • Financing of real estate via sales and lease backs.
  • Bridge to High yield bond* issues / high yield bond issues.
  • Market risks hedging.

*High yield bond: Debt instrument that usually takes the form of 5-, 7-, or 10-year bonds. High yield bonds are issued by companies being restructured or with a weak financial position, i.e. a high level of debt (LBOs in particular). As a result, the securities exhibit a substantial level of both risk and return, giving them an unquestionable speculative aspect. Formerly known as junk bonds.

Holding companies

  • Corporate banking services.
  • Securitisation.
  • Market risk hedging.
  • Advisory services for strategic operations: build up or recentering on core activities.
  • Recapitalisation.

Exit strategies

  • Sell side advisory.
  • IPOs.

Competencies in the performance of transactions and in structuring 

The business line has proven expertise in the performance of transactions. These competencies enable it to provide its customers with global financing solutions covering the whole spectrum of the capital structure: senior and subordinated debt, high yield and securitisation.

It also has recognised expertise in structuring, placement and market making with teams dedicated to primary syndication of LBO* financings and to the secondary market.

*LBO: A leveraged buy-out is the acquisition of all a company's shares financed largely by the borrowed funds.

A global presence

The business line is present in Europe (Paris, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Milan and Madrid), North America (New York) and Asia (Hong Kong and Sydney). It offers private equity funds a range of bespoke services at all stages of their business life.