A Bond is a fixed income financial instrument backed by underlying assets representing a loan between an investor and a borrower for a specific amount of capital over a predetermined length of time. Interest is then paid to the lender by the borrower at a previously agreed rate for the length of the contract, and then, at maturity, the original capital sum is repaid in full.
Helvetia Finvest specialises in financing, through listed Bond offerings, using fixed assets and future cash flows as security against the borrowing from institutionalised investors. A bond programme is a flexible form of borrowing that may be broken down into tranches enabling smaller “drawings” as a project is developed, offering potential cost savings over financing the entire enterprise in full at inception.
Once approved, the bond programme is usually listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Luxembourg remains one of the leading centres for securitised bond and private placement offerings in the European Union. However, Helvetia Finvest can offer a listing on any European exchange allowing for exposure to the most relevant marketplace and the most appropriate investors.
ALTERNATIVE FOR PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDRAISING
The proceeds of the Bond serve as an alternative to traditional Private Equity or Bank Debt funding. Once a bond is raised and listed an Investor is able to commit funds to a project having the terms and commitments of the Client laid out in the notes of the bond.
Increasingly, there is significant interest in environmentally beneficial investment and projects. Public demand and political regulation are driving this global change and as a result, environmental securitisation or “Green Bonds” are experiencing growing momentum as investment managers are committing percentages of portfolios to environmental initiatives.
BANK DEBT SOLUTIONS
Helvetia Finvest assists our clients with more common bank financing transactions.
In addition to working closely with the traditional banks, we also offer access to alternative financers and professional capital market solution providers.
Our solutions can range from bilateral financing and club deals to international syndicates.
We offer our clients financing solutions for the purchase or sale and leaseback of assets, thereby freeing up liquidity in the enterprise.
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