Helping Corporates manage and optimise their capital structure and credit ratings

Debt and Ratings Advisory

We assist Corporates with optimising their debt, capital structure and credit ratings across multiple situations, including inaugural financing in the capital markets, refinancing, mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, recapitalisations, buy-backs and leveraged buyouts. We also assist Corporates in obtaining, managing and defending credit ratings through the business cycle.

How we can support your business:

We offer rating and structuring advisory  for a broad range of Corporate situations and events:

Credit Ratings - First time credit ratings for inaugural or repeat access to debt capital markets. Credit rating defence, management and improvement.

Corporate M&A activity - Detailed debt structuring and ratings planning and implications for events including Mergers and acquisitions, divestments / spin-offs / carve-outs, asset monetisation and minority participations.

Capital Structure  -Optimal use and structuring of subsidiary debt / Opco financing, , project and asset level financing and parent / Holdco/ subordinated financing.

Optimal use and structuring of hybrid instruments, shareholder loans and other equity instruments.

Liquidity, working capital and hedging in the context of Optimal Ratings / Capital Structure.

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Why NatWest?

  • We offer a comprehensive and active Debt and Ratings Advisory platform for corporates. We have an extensive track record of assisting global corporates in managing their credit ratings and complex events, combining deep technical knowledge with a hands-on,  execution-intensive service

Our areas of advisory assistance

  • Credit story and optimal positioning
  • Credit investor communications
  • Credit Ratings defence / ratings management
  • Optimising debt capacity at various rating levels
  • Complex transaction structuring and transformational events
  • Broad capabilities across all corporate sectors
  • Broad execution assistance in multiple financing products: leverage finance, high yield, investment grade, structured finance, project finance and asset finance
  • Debt, covenant and tranche structuring to target specific ratings and financing objectives.
  • Optimising parent/subsidiary financing

Contact us

To discuss your business requirements and how NatWest could support you, contact us today:

Gustavo Brianza - Head of Debt and ESG Advisory, Debt & Financing Solutions

Xavier-Regis Pral - Director, Debt & Ratings Advisory