Corporate finance solutions for entrepreneurial businesses

In many markets, if you want to raise equity or debt, you’ll likely need to go to a pure investment bank or a Big Four firm. For financing, it would still be necessary to turn to another actor such as commercial banks. Institutions that cover both sides are very rare in the small and medium-sized business market in Europe, and this is where BIL Corporate Finance comes in, offering a one-stop-shop solution.

BIL Corporate Finance provides tailor-made loans for growth, strategic and refinancing purposes. In their role as financial advisors, they support clients at every stage of their strategic operations, from diagnosis, preparation, marketing and negotiation to documentation. With teams in Luxembourg and Switzerland, they can cater to clients inside and outside the EU, including a growing number of Chinese prospects.

“We bring the pan-European expertise of our group to small and medium-sized clients who need solutions, whether to raise funds for a strategic acquisition with cross-border elements, for example, or when a investment must complete asset sales in different countries and requires a partner that has credibility as an institution to support these transactions. Jeffrey Dentzer, head of the Luxembourg market and CIB.

We bring the pan-European expertise of our group to small and medium-sized clients who need solutions, whether to raise funds for a strategic acquisition with cross-border elements, for example, or when an investment company has need to make an asset sales in different countries and requires a partner who has credibility as an institution to support these transactions

jeffrey dentzer , Luxembourg Market Manager & CIB, BIL

BIL Corporate Finance’s offer stands out on the European market in several respects. First, they have a one-stop-shop offering, so customers don’t feel like they’re being dragged around. Additionally, many of the transactions the team supports require highly customized solutions, which are time consuming and require a high level of expertise. This type of personalized treatment is often not offered by large organizations.

“It’s a cliché to say that you offer tailor-made solutions, but in our case, that’s exactly what we do. Our senior bankers are very involved in every transaction. We look closely at clients’ needs to find the right solution, which can be bank financing or raising external capital in the form of debt or equity. » Rémy Savoya, CIB Manager at BIL Switzerland.

Having credit expertise is essential when the team works on advisory mandates because they know very well how investment committees work. Conversely, they know the constraints that you have to go through as a lender, which reinforces the financial advice side. Their approach is holistic and they consider all available solutions.

“As a financial advisor, we offer a wide range of corporate finance solutions mainly combining acquisition financing, debt-capital advice & M&A, dedicated to entrepreneurs and companies in support of their strategic operations. We find the right tailor-made solution even if it is a cross-border transaction. Frédéric Cassani, Head of Corporate Finance at BIL Luxembourg.

Although they cater to different types of clients, ranging from private investors to single-family offices, many clients are medium-sized businesses backed by families or entrepreneurs. The size of the transactions handled by BIL Corporate Financement ranges from 10 million euros to 250 million euros. Even if the activity is very new on the financial advisory side, they have already concluded 400 million euros of corporate finance advisory mandates, an impressive figure and for them, an important step.

More information: bil.com/corporatefinance

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