Corporate Advisory & Structuring

As a privately owned company managed by former investment bankers, REYL & Cie is closely associated with entrepreneurship and corporate advisory. REYL & Cie is fully aware that the needs of its entrepreneurial clients go far beyond the scope of traditional wealth management services. Since 2012, in order to address these needs and provide them with innovative solutions, REYL & Cie has developed a full range of investment banking services, focusing on long-term corporate value creation for entrepreneurial clients.

Devising innovative solutions for entrepreneurs and their businesses

REYL & Cie’s Corporate Advisory & Structuring (“CAS”) team is composed of seasoned investment banking professionals. Being fully integrated within the REYL Group, they are able to work across sectors and jurisdictions to offer objective corporate finance and institutional solutions to entrepreneurs and their businesses.

The CAS team works closely with other business lines of the bank in Switzerland and abroad in a 360° approach. The team is active in six main business areas, which are described hereafter.

Mergers & Acquisitions

REYL & Cie acts for clients on the buy-side and on the sell-side, on Swiss and cross-border transactions ranging from an enterprise value of EUR/USD 50m, up to several billions. The CAS team provides valuation advice, identifies buyers, prepares marketing documents, manages public and private auction processes and leads negotiations until financial close. It also advises prospective buyers in identifying and contacting potential targets, coordinates financial and legal due diligence and secures acquisition financing.

Equity Capital Markets 

REYL & Cie provides advice on the execution and negotiation of equity transactions as well as optimal company valuation, process coordination and optimal group reorganisation to meet listing standards. In terms of execution, the CAS team offers assistance in the selection of appropriate listing places, other advisors and bookrunners, defines optimal parameters to maximise pricing and coordinates marketing efforts with research analysts (roadshows, research coverage, etc.)

Private Debt

REYL & Cie structures, arranges and leads private placements of loans and bonds starting from EUR/USD 20m, working with its international distribution network of trusted credit-oriented alternative asset managers, direct-lending funds, banks and family offices.

Structured Finance

REYL & Cie executes structured finance transactions (including securitisations) and advises its clients on alternatives to plain vanilla funding options. Securitisation transactions include commodity offtakes, infrastructure or other long dated cash flows, recharacterised or re-packaged as appropriate. 

Restructuring

REYL & Cie provides financial advice for the restructuring of existing debt and equity capital in the context of out-of-court transactions. The CAS team also implements defensive strategies to keep businesses shielded from aggressive creditors while implementing a financial and industrial restructuring.

Private Equity / Club Deals 

REYL & Cie identifies growth-oriented businesses with high quality management teams and assists them in their capital raising efforts. 

In the art space, through Griffin Art Partners, a securitisation platform established in a joint-venture with art advisory firm Link Management, REYL & Cie provides limited recourse art financing solutions to private collectors and art professionals. Griffin Art Partners refinances itself by issuing asset backed notes with an international ISIN code, directly backed by the collections used as collateral for art loans. 

Sectors in Focus

  • Industrials
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Premium Brands 
  • Real Estate & Hospitality

More information about the REYL Group

Annual Report 2019

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