Prior to 2007, the deployment of capital was typically considered a business risk; since the crisis of 2007/2008, funds have considered legal risk in making investment decisions. In light of the geo-political climate and ever changing political agendas around the world, legislative and political risk must be assessed when investing anywhere in the world. Our clients understand the need to have advisors who can access government leaders around the world to not only understand the political agenda real-time but to assess whether legislative initiatives will impact on investment opportunities. Through our affiliated business, Avonhurst Advisory Services, we actively represent clients in helping them assess the legislative and political risk to their potential or existing investments. In addition, we provide our clients with frequent updates on the impact changes in the regulatory climate can have on their businesses.
There is currently over $1 trillion of dry powder available to global private equity funds and an equivalent amount of investible capital across credit, hedge, distressed and infrastructure funds. In addition, numerous buyout, distressed, growth, infrastructure, real estate and venture funds continue to raise capital. A key challenge facing these funds is the ability to continue to source suitable investment opportunities. Leveraging from a diverse network of capital seeking multi-jurisdictional corporations, through our affiliated business, Avonhurst Capital Services, we provide access to a broad range of funds and alternative capital sources. Our Capital Introduction service sources corporate investment opportunities presenting such opportunities to investment funds. Alternative Capital Sourcing provides select investment funds with proprietary investment opportunities. Finally, our Capital Solutions service advises corporates and investment funds in the structuring and execution of a variety of capital products.
Financial markets are undergoing unprecedented change. We are here to help you respond to that change. Our teams have peerless track records of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects, whenever and wherever our clients need to do business.
Our people have worked on some of the world’s largest and most complex public and private capital markets offerings. We are perfectly placed to support you on complex high yield structuring, covenant and accounting issues, innovative bridging to financing, or indeed any of the capital markets components in restructuring, structured debt transactions, and high yield refinancing options.
We advise across the broad spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, venture capital transactions and corporate restructurings, tackling any competition and regulatory challenges as they arise.
Our team delivers restructuring and reorganisation strategies that are backed by significant, real-world experience gained on some of the most complex, high-risk situations. From rescue planning, disposals and insolvency procedures through to distressed debt trading and security enhancement, our expertise is unrivalled.
Real estate is a fundamental asset to most financial institutions involved in lending. In addition to conventional real estate work, we work closely with clients to help them structure and deploy property funds, and support them in funding their real estate investments around the world.
The world of finance remains one of the most complex, sophisticated and highly-regulated industries. Our regulatory capabilities are designed to address the issues faced by some of the most progressive and demanding alternative capital providers. That means solutions that are as progressive and creative as they are robust and trusted.
Our tax practice is a key advisory team in our business, advising right across the firm on deals. It provides advice on large and complex debt and equity market transactions, with experience of advising on a broad array of securitisations, repackagings, obligations and derivatives.