Investment Banking

The Group provides specialist investment banking services to public and private companies.

Its comprehensive range of services encompasses:

• private placements of equity, debt and convertible securities for public and private issuers;
• merger and acquisition and other corporate finance advice; and
• development and placement of structured finance products.

Private Placements

The Group specialises in the placement of equity, debt and convertible securities for public and private issuers. Since formation, the RP&C group has served as lead manager, co-lead manager, principal placement agent, sponsor or adviser for issues aggregating over $8.5 billion.

The Group’s corporate client base spans the US, the UK, Continental Europe and India. Its clients are active in fields as diverse as energy, mining, property, healthcare, technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, environmental services and leisure. Placements have ranged in size from $1million to more than $250 million with most in the range of $10 million to $50 million.

Its extensive range of contacts with institutional and sophisticated private investors enables it to develop and market securities which cater for the requirements of investor groups and corporate clients alike.

Corporate Finance

The Group’s management team includes investment bankers, lawyers and accountants who have served with a number of prominent international firms; it has developed and continues to maintain a close relationship not only with those institutions, but also with senior executives of other firms. The Group has the experience to provide companies with expert international corporate finance advice and the resources to enable them to accomplish their business objectives. Its range of specialist services includes valuations, fairness opinions, advice on going public in Europe and the US and corporate reconstructions and restructurings. It also provides merger and acquisition advice through its Redwall division in New York.

The Group’s diverse mandates have included:

• the provision of strategic advisory services to public and private companies in Europe, Asia and the US;
• the acquisition, merger and disposal of companies in the US and Europe; and
• the valuation of assets owned by public companies quoted in the US and Canada.

Structured Finance

The Group possesses a wealth of expertise in the development and placement of structured finance products. Client issuers have been involved in industries as diverse as oil and gas production and financial services in the US, the ownership and management of real estate in the US and Europe and forestry in New Zealand. Buyers and credit enhancers of our asset-backed products have included some of the largest banks, hedge funds and insurance companies in Europe, the Pacific Rim and the US.