Our two-pillar advisory approach offers a broad spectrum for strategic dialogue.
Starting from a detailed understanding of your company and combined with extensive sector expertise and regional know-how, the Erste Corporate Finance Advisory Team offers tailor-made advisory services that go beyond standard bank discussions.
Based on a wide-ranging analysis of your company our team of experts offers advice that is independent of any other financial product and which therefore supports the realization of your strategic goals.
Backed by the most powerful banking group in CEE our team of locally-based experts manages the successful sale or purchase of corporate targets or the setting up of joint ventures.
Our comprehensive corporate analysis and product-neutral financing advisory supports your liquidity profile and optimizes your financial structure.
A detailed analysis of the potential of your company is the basis for a joint strategic dialogue. The strategic dialogue starts with analysing historic own and sector benchmarks, continues with the modelling of currency and interest rate risks and extends to ways to optimize the company’s financial profile and to increase the company’s free cash flow. From there we jointly structure an individualized financing mix with innovative solutions which enhance your company’s growth strategy and enterprise value. Our analysis and peer group comparisons also serve as a starting point for the external rating process of rating agencies. We help you to make sense of the agencies’ complex regulations, categories and methodologies.
Comprehensive strategic dialogue combined with topics from day-to-day business
Financial comparison with own historic highlights and benchmarked against sector peers
Analysis to optimize capital structure
Working capital optimization combined with financing solutions in order to generate additional free cash flow
Value-at-risk analysis to efficiently manage currency and interest rate risks
Analysis and concrete proposals to optimize the company’s financial profile based on the rating methodology of external rating agencies
Advisory during the formal rating process with external rating agencies
Increased understanding of the company’s financial profile
Maximizing of financial strength as a base for an expansion strategy
Increased enterprise value
Diversification of sources of financing
Evaluation of risk management strategy for interest and currency risks
Sound basis to decide the time frame for starting an external rating and choice of rating agency
This is our approach to support you in optimizing the profitability and financial profile of your company.
Our Corporate Finance Advisory Team supports you actively in the buying and selling of corporate targets or the setting up of joint ventures. Our team of locally-based experts is your point of contact and helps you to achieve your transaction goals. Backed by the most powerful banking group in CEE we act as a door opener where access to local stakeholders and local financing is key, for example in sectors such infrastructure and energy.
Buy-side or sell-side advisory
Preparation and active support in M&A processes
Coordination and support during the due diligence process
Company financial modelling and valuation
Target and investor approach
Analysis of the competitive environment for the sales process
Support during negotiations
Coordination and structuring of purchase price financing in close cooperation with our financing teams
Defined single point of contact
Comprehensive transaction experience and deep market know-how
Innovative solutions and tailor-made advisory
Access to comprehensive, sector-specific know-how
Local presence in the Erste Group home market and access to local stakeholders
Direct access and ongoing contact with a large number of strategic investors and financial investors, secured via a specialized sector team.
The close cooperation between client coverage and corporate finance advisory specialists secures a tailor-made package of solutions out of one hand.