The Debt Advisory and Treasury Solutions Group supports leading corporations and institutional investors with both strategic advice and operational solutions that help CFOs and their teams define appropriate actions and successfully implement them.
We offer both strategic and operational advice based on the principle that combining both approaches provides our clients with the most appropriate and effective solution to suit their specific needs.
bfinance has advised 120 blue chip clients across Europe, Asia and North America, providing banking relationship analysis, arranging tailored financing solutions or implementing and optimising cash management and liquidity management structures.
In an environment where information asymmetry between financial services providers and their corporate customers is enormous, our goal is to bring clarity to our clients’ financial operations, thus empowering CFOs and their teams to make the best and most informed decisions.
The strength of bfinance’s expertise derives from its central and unique role between providers of financial services and their clients.
Access to liquidity is a strategic issue for companies driving the need for:
To bring advice and answers to these issues, bfinance provides different types of strategic advisory services.
Our Banking Relationship Analysis engagement is a strategic advisory service, based on a proprietary RAROC methodology, which aims to better understand, control and monitor our client’s banking relationships. This service leads to a more efficient banking relationship and enables our client to implement banking strategies to develop sustainable long term relationships with their banking counterparts and identify all major issues that could damage or weaken their funding capacity.
Our Debt Structure Advisory service offers corporations valuable insight into the methods used by banks and rating agencies to define a rating, as well as information on relevant financial instruments they can access and their constraints. bfinance and the corporation then define a communication strategy and an action plan to implement the most appropriate financing strategy.
Our Cash Management and Liquidity Advisory team supports our clients in:
The seniority and the significant Investment and Corporate banking background of bfinance’s professionals as well as bfinance’s proprietary tools give us a unique position as an independent, informed and conflict-free advisor.
Debt and Treasury Implementation
The Debt Advisory and Treasury Solutions Group has developed a unique process, based on the understanding of our clients’ specific needs and requirements, that aim to identify, optimise and select the best financial providers.
Each assignment is customised, incorporating client-specific requirements and taking into consideration their current organisation and areas for improvements. It follows a rigorous and transparent process where each score and decision is documented providing a full audit trail to our clients. Independent and conflict-free, it produces proven results and enables our clients to make the most informed decisions.
The process also guarantees the selected providers will be able to meet our clients’ demand with respect to service quality.
Our services range from the client’s definition of needs and requirements to the signature of the legal documentation (Service Level Agreement, Credit Agreement, Mandate letter…).
bfinance takes pride in adding value through the implementation of its recommendations in each of our fields of expertise.
We support our clients with ongoing advice and a variety of in-depth analytics in our different fields of expertise by providing: on going benchmarking exercises, various types of reporting, in-depth analysis on bank relationships and follow-up on regulatory changes (Basle III, legal…)…
Each monitoring project is defined and set up specifically for each client need.