Senior Debt Negotiation

Heritage Finance provides strategic advice on financing and refinancing all forms of debt finance within a capital structure.

Our Contribution:

  • Review of existing capital structures and development of the optimal capital and funding strategy
  • Ensuring an independent and competitive tendering process
  • Detailed due diligence and credit assessment
  • Management of negotiation with senior lenders and debt providers
  • Proactive management of settlement and completion requirements
Case study


Syndicated Debt Arrangement for an Acquisition in the Bus Industry

The founders of the business sought assistance from Heritage Finance to arrange debt funding to facilitate the purchase of a competitor to complement its existing operations:

Heritage Role

Heritage worked with executive management and its role included:

  • Preparation of an IM describing the company’s operations, financial position and prospects
  • Lead arrangement of the funding ‘club’
  • Negotiating the financial aspects of the proposed funding including placement and execution of the transaction
Heritage Value Add
  • Given the quantum of funding involved, Heritage Finance added inherent value by ensuring that the complexities of ‘club arrangement’ were managed efficiently, whilst always representing the best interests of the client.
  • Subject matter expertise ensured that deal information conveyed was broad, relevant and clear to all parties.
Case study


Successfully tendered the Senior Banking for a large hospitality group

Heritage Finance were engaged to secure new Senior Debt funder for this group who were looking for an alternate debt provider to streamline existing finance arrangements

Heritage Role
  • Lead a competitive and independent tender process which sought to meet the client needs
  • Negotiated less onerous covenant terms and conditions that had previously been levied on existing group facilities
  • Project management of the refinance through due diligence to documentation
Heritage Value Add
  • Heritage’s engagement was tailored to meet the clients needs – desired outcome, defined parameters and proactive management throughout the life-cycle of the transaction ensured maintenance of control and successful completion.
Case study


Tender of Senior Debt Banking Facilities

Heritage were engaged to tender the following senior debt banking facilities for a transport customer.

$130m senior debt piece
$25m revolving capex facility
$25m acquisition debt
$180m Total Debt

Heritage Role
  • Preparation of the IM
  • Assistance with most appropriate debt structure
  • Negotiation of aspects of the requirement including reporting, covenants and security position
Heritage Value Add
  • Whilst the banking ended up staying with the incumbent, we were able to assist in an improved security and debt structure.
  • Our lead role enabled the customer to continue to focus on their core business operations.

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