Investment Banking focuses on the questions that are most critical and important to the CEO, CFO, and owners of a company:
1. Equity offerings (to fund growth, provide liquidity, etc.)
2. Debt offerings / long–term capital (to expand credit opportunities beyond what conventional bank loans can provide)
- Advising on and managing IPOs and other public equity sales
- Private placements of equity shares
- Fund formation
- Debt that convertible into equity
3. Mergers and acquisitions advice
- Sukuk and other bonds, securitizations
- Mezzanine debt
- Balance sheet restructuring
- Advising on and managing the sale of all or part of a company
- Family decides to sell and bring in professional management as part of family generational change
- Owners decide to sell when value of business is at a high level (or if business is struggling )
- Owners receive interest from other companies where there are synergies,etc.
- Advising and managing the sale of division of a company
- The business of a particular division is no longer a strategic focus
- The "sum of the parts" of a group of businesses are worth more separately than together, etc.
- Advising and managing the acquisition of a company
- A company wishes to expand into a new sector,geographic area, improve management, etc.
Through acquisition, etc.
- Restructuring of distressed companies
- Perform valuation of companies and their portfolios