I'ECO’s sole focus is to provide the highest quality advice to its clients to enhance their long-term success. Our team specialises in offering the highest quality, independent advice to its clients across a broad range of corporate finance and strategic matters. Our clients include major public and private companies and the private equity, infrastructure and specialist investment fund communities. We combine in-depth industry expertise with market leading advisory skills – delivered within a highly confidential and unconflicted framework. The firm prides itself on its excellent execution capability and has a reputation for operating at the highest levels of technical expertise.
Strategic Financial Advisory
We provide advice to our clients in relation to the strategic issues that lie at the core of their businesses. Our partners have extensive experience assisting clients in navigating through complex challenges and achieving their long-term strategic objectives. The advice we provide combines in-depth analysis, extensive financial and structuring knowledge, as well as decades of corporate advisory experience gained at the highest level. We focus on deliverable solutions that are achievable in today’s capital markets and have guided many of our clients to successful outcomes, often during uncertain times.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We have expertise in advising companies, private equity firms and funds on a broad range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, demergers, joint ventures and investments with experience across a broad range of industry sectors and a range of transaction sizes. We provide independent financial advice to companies in receipt of a public offer as set out in Rule 3 of the Takeover Code and provide expert advice in assisting companies with defence planning and securing the best value for shareholders.
Debt and Equity Capital Markets
Considering the lax monetary policies pursued by central banks worldwide, there is a huge amount of dry powder that is seeking to find its most optimal use. We employ our network of developers and funds who want to be on the other side of the deal and bearing in mind each client’s specific investment profile, to connect the “bridges” between them, making sure that these are win-win deals for all parties.
We provide independent advice to companies and shareholders in relation to rights issues, share placements, initial public offerings and other interactions with the equity markets. As well as standalone transactions, we often advise on complex situations, potentially involving multiple forms of equity financing in conjunction with other financing sources.
We are able to single-mindedly focus on our client’s objectives and ensure that equity transactions are considered in the context of a company’s wider
strategic priorities. Our team has substantial equity capital market experience, having advised on some of the largest and most complex transactions in recent times. Our services are complementary to distribution banks and we work alongside equity syndicates and in most major global jurisdictions.
Our Financial Restructuring Group provides impartial advice to shareholders, boards of directors, companies, lenders, bondholders and other key stakeholders, with experience across the largest and most complex restructurings and special situations in Europe.
We work with the firm’s sector teams and senior partners to provide strategic guidance and to implement creative and value-maximising corporate and capital structure solutions.