Joining forces, combining expertise
Working within the Corporate Finance team in Investment Banking, I think being specialised is part of our DNA. We have deep expertise in our core sectors – European real estate, life sciences & healthcare, tech & fintech and infrastructure & renewables – and we have two specialist product teams – Equity Capital Markets and Debt Advisory – who work closely with the sector teams. We’re in touch with a network of companies and investors in those sectors on an ongoing basis; we organise and participate in industry forums; and we’re continuously learning and updating our knowledge to stay relevant for our clients.
In 2022, we were able to successfully combine the expertise of two Corporate Finance teams – Tech & FinTech and Debt Advisory – in order to help one of our fintech clients secure venture debt funding. Our in-depth analysis of the company, including its product and underlying technology, business model and distribution strategy, allowed us to get a feel for its positioning and future prospects. Using our international network and the expertise of our debt specialists, we were able to find an appropriate funding partner for the client and together identify a suitable structure. The success of the deal shows how being experts in our core sectors and products means we can join forces to achieve the best results for our clients.
Maria Popova – Vice President Corporate Finance, Investment Banking