Monday, February 13, 2012

How Can Structured Finance Help Your Corporation?

Corporations turn to structured finance when they are in need of additional capital for new projects, expansions, recovering from losses, etc. Here at Global Private Group, our professional Structured Finance team works with our Investment Banking and Global Wealth Management teams to help clients raise the capital they need to reach their monetary goals. Our teams strategize with clients on how they can use unconventional means to meet financial expectations as well as create low-risk investment products for our investors.

How do our teams accomplish these goals?
Our Structured Finance team is comprised of top professionals who use their extensive financial knowledge and past experiences to access debt capital markets and to generate liquidity via credit enhancement as well as customize financial structures based on the parameters directed by our investors. Our experts then work with:
  • Acclaimed banking institutions
  • World development funds
  • Export credit agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Governmental institutions and more in order to issue financial risk instruments and contracts as well as assist in raising low cost capital for our clients.
With structured finance there are many different instruments advisers can use to gain the capital they need. Some popular instruments include asset-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, credit derivatives, as well as many, many more. 

We understand in today's strained economy things are constantly changing as people are now criticizing Wall Street more than ever. For this reason our Structured Finance teams are constantly thinking ahead, strategizing new methods to help clients get the low-cost capital they need by spreading projects' risks across multiple financial institutions.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Joint Ventures Provide New Opportunities

A joint venture is a business arrangement that is often overlooked but can bring valuable opportunities to businesses and entrepreneurs. With this type of arrangement, you enter into an agreement with another party to accomplish a specific task or work towards a goal. If you're considering expanding your business or looking for new customers, using a joint venture is one way to accomplish these goals.

One of the major advantages of joint ventures is that it gives your business or product an entirely new customer base to deal with. For example, if you enter into this type of arrangement with another business, you automatically get access to their customer base. Your partner can market your product or service to the customer base without you having to pay any money upfront in the form of advertising.

If your business is the one with the customer base, it can benefit you in the form of additional revenues. You do not have to spend the money it takes to develop a new product or service and you can offer something of value to your customers. For each sale that you generate, it could bring in revenue without you really having to put much work into the process.

 Another advantage of using joint ventures is that it provides you with an opportunity to share some of the risk of taking on a project. In some arrangements, you agree to share the costs of development or advertising with your business partner. This makes it possible to reduce your own business risk, while sharing it evenly with your business partner.
In some cases, using this type of business arrangement is beneficial because it provides you with an opportunity to gain access to resources that you would not otherwise have. When you enter into an agreement with a powerful partner, that partner may have exactly what your business needs to have a successful run with a new product or service. Contact us today to learn more about the difference a joint venture could make for you.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

How Mergers and Acquisitions Affect Businesses

Mergers and acquisitions is a critical part of many businesses and it can have an impact on the general market as well. When a business merges with or acquires some other business, it completely changes the dynamic of that company and can have an impact on many employees.

A merger is a process by which two companies come together to form a single business entity. This is often done with companies in the same industry so that they can increase market share or bring in more customers. Mergers are sometimes completed because each company brings something special and unique to the table that the other company does not have. This could come in the form of specialized staff or intellectual property that is necessary to fulfill business objectives.

The other aspect of mergers and acquisitions deals with larger companies acquiring other companies. In some cases, big companies simply want to get rid of any potential competition, so they buy up many smaller companies. In other situations, the bigger company may want to gain access to a patent or product that the smaller company offers, so they simply buy the company. Then they take that idea and develop it with their greater resources and capital. This sometimes has the potential to bring solid products or services to a bigger market.

The area of mergers and acquisitions also sometimes deals with splitting up companies. When a company gets too big, it sometimes needs to split into multiple companies in order to avoid anti-trust laws. Sometimes a company may start working into many different areas and it wants to split into smaller subsidiaries so that it can focus on these specific areas. If a company gets too big, it may not be able to maneuver like it wants to. Dividing the company can make it more nimble and sometimes more attractive to investors. Whether splitting up a company or doubling its size, mergers and acquisitions can have a drastic impact on how companies operate.


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