BONDS – PRIVATE PLACEMENTS
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 enabling 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. Helvetia Finvest is leading the market in enabling financing through Green Bonds (securities) listings across the entire European financial market.
BANK DEBT SOLUTIONS
In addition to working closely with the traditional banks, we also offer access to alternative financiers and professional capital market solution providers.
Our solutions can range from bilateral financing and club deals to international syndicates.
With our debt solutions services, it’s not just about making global and European corporates bigger. We’re about growing your business , assisting you to build and diversify markets and to increase your ability to successfully engage the global economy.
Our broad transactional and commercial experience across Europe as well as sin elected emerging markets provide you with a full spectrum of debt solutions and leading capabilities. We have a proven ability to secure appropriate funds for you on the best possible terms.