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Capital Markets Advisory

The Capital Markets Advisory group is our global hub of expertise on public and private capital markets, capital structure, topics related to public shareholders, ESG, and activism defense. 

Our professionals work closely with bankers across the firm as a source of intelligence and advice on corporate finance, capital raising and the strategic issues relevant to public company shareholders.

We help tailor financing strategies to clients’ unique situations, and we have a track record of developing innovative solutions for challenging market conditions.

Areas of Expertise

Activism Defense

We help our clients prepare for and defend against shareholder activism or hostile approaches through a bespoke process of evaluating their vulnerabilities, understanding their shareholders’ perspectives, and designing a plan of defense strategies and tactics.

Capital Raising

We assist clients in capital raising across private and public markets, leveraging our deep expertise and experience with providers of private credit, public debt, public and private equity, and infrastructure capital.

Corporate Finance

We advise clients on a range of corporate finance issues, including capital structure optimization and capital allocation policies.

Debt Advisory and Acquisition Finance

Our team advises on alternatives for existing debt and the issuance of new debt, including strategies and tactics for acquisition-related financings, providing guidance on all aspects of the credit ratings process, and negotiations with lenders or other sources of debt capital.

Equity Capital Markets

We provide equity financing advice, including IPO advisory for private companies, and advise on follow-on equity and equity-linked issuance for public companies.

ESG Advisory

We assess our client’s ESG strategy and advise on optimal messaging to public shareholders, tailoring the communications strategy to incorporate the range of investor approaches to responsible investing and views on corporate governance.

Liability Management

Starting with an independent and objective assessment of their current liability profile, we work closely with clients to analyze the balance sheet and identify optimal liability management transaction and execution alternatives.

Structured Credit and Derivatives

Our senior credit professionals advise clients on asset-backed securities, interest rate hedges, commercial mortgage-backed securities and other derivative instruments.

Recent Transactions

24 Nov 2022


$478 Million

31 Oct 2022

Acacia Research Corporation Special Committee

$367 Million

13 Oct 2022

Clearview Capital

$850 Million

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