Unlocking the Power of Capital

What we do

Financial Advisory

We advise leaders of businesses and governments on their most important financial and strategic matters, serving as a trusted advisor whose sole mission is to ensure the best result for the clients. We have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies with meaningful local relationships and insight.

  • Alignment with Clients

    Premier Invest serves solely as an advisor, not as a lender or proprietary trader. Our clients are therefore assured that our financial interests align with theirs. This business model helps us build client relationships built on trust and discretion.

  • Local First, Global Second

    Every country has its own style, its own influences, and its own way of doing business. Being part of the local fabric is essential to understanding it. With Premier Invest’s multi-cultural expertise, we have deep roots in business centres around the world. Our clients benefit from the depth of our local insights and relationships, enhanced by our global perspective.

  • Intellectual Capital

    Clients who hire professional advisors rightly expect the highest level of expertise and wise counsel. Our culture prizes intellectual curiosity, diverse perspectives, thoughtfulness and the wisdom of experience. Our clients benefit from our continuous investment in attracting, retaining and developing the best people for this type of work.

    Premier Invest prides itself on the breadth and depth of our content and the objective nature of our advice, which is relied upon by leaders of business and government across the globe. Our Corporate Finance and Investment Bankers provide differentiated insight, wise counsel, and discretion on the most challenging questions facing our clients.

Strategic Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions

Premier Invest is experienced on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and related strategic matters. Our Strategic Advisory and M&A practice partners with public and private corporate clients to deliver world-class independent advice on all financial, strategic and tactical elements of evaluating and executing M&A transactions, as well as formulating comprehensive strategies to grow their businesses. Premier Invest’s capabilities encompass all types of M&A transactions including mergers; buy-side acquisitions; sell-side divestitures and company sale processes; joint ventures; partnerships and more. In addition to executing transactions, we frequently collaborate with clients to advise on their strategic and financial challenges helping them identify, devise and pursue strategies to serve stakeholders, accomplish their goals, and maximize shareholder value.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Premier Invest is known for leadership and innovation in the M&A industry. As close and trusted strategic advisors, our senior bankers distinguish themselves through deep and specialized knowledge of their clients’ industries and detailed sector transaction expertise.

    The broad range of industries our bankers advise on include:

    • Consumer and Retail
    • Commodities
    • Financial Institution
    • Energy: Oils & Gas / Renewables
    • Healthcare
    • Hospitality
    • Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones
    • Power, Energy and Infrastructure
    • Real Estate
    • Technology
    • Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment

    Premier Invest thrives in the most complex business contexts, with specialized capabilities that set our M&A and Strategic Advisory practice apart. Premier Invest with highly qualified and experienced bankers make us qualified to advise on and execute transactions which require particular sensitivity, expertise, and judgment.

  • Cross-border Transactions

    Premier Invest is multinational and deeply connected of independent M&A and strategic advisory firms. As such, we are uniquely positioned to advise companies on cross-border Intra African and Extra African transactions involving counterparties across national boundaries. Collaborative professionals across our offices possess valuable experience and expertise needed to navigate local capital markets, governments and regulatory environments, tax issues and cultural considerations.

  • Separations and De-Mergers

    We help clients optimize the value of their corporate asset portfolios with innovative structural alternatives to unlock shareholder value and maximize future business performance. By evaluating transformational transactions like separations and de-mergers, we guide companies through periods critical to their corporate identities with the highest-quality financial and strategic advice. Premier Invest also advises on all aspects of the execution of these complicated transactions, helping to set newly independent companies up for success.

  • Private Market Advisory

    Premier Invest's Private Market Advisory (PMA) team serves the unique needs of privately held companies and private equity sponsors. The PMA team builds on the success of the firm's middle market advisory business, while leveraging the full resources of Premier Invest’s global platform. Our professionals bring senior-level attention, deep industry expertise, global access to C-level relationships, strategic insights and judgment. Our services include:

    • M&A and Strategic Matters – Our PMA team provides long-term advice to shape strategy, optimize capital structure, and manage risk and support growth. Areas of expertise include private equity divestitures, private company sales, and corporate acquisitions and divestitures.
    • Private Financing – Our private financing advisory group is integrated with our industry teams to offer clients both debt and equity placement services, including debt financings, structured/minority equity capital raising, and capital for acquisitions, growth, refinancings, and recapitalizations.
    • Financial Sponsors Team – Our financial sponsors team develops and maintains a broad network of relationships with leading private equity, family office, pension fund, development and institution and other financial sponsors around the world. Large or small, global or regional, we meet our financial sponsor clients wherever they are, providing world-class investment banking services in any situation.
    • Our coverage sectors:
      • Energy - Oil & Gas: petroleum products, hydrocarbon gas liquids, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy; Renewables: solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, hydropower and Power:
      • Commodities – Soft commodities: grain, wheat, sugar, rice, soya bean, cocoa, coffee, cotton, corn, fruit, timber, livestock; Mining Commodities: gold, diamond, copper, cobalt, lithium, tantalite, graphite, iron ore, bauxite, nickel, potassium, and phosphates
      • Business Services and Education – tech-enabled services and business process outsourcing, education services, human capital management, information and IT services, facilities management, and marketing and media service
      • Consumer, Food and Retail – consumer, leisure, food/agriculture, and e-commerce/retail
      • Healthcare – pharma distribution and outsourcing, healthcare services providers, and managed care services
      • Industrials – roads, railways, industrial parks, special economic zones, logistics parks, automotive aftermarket, building products and construction, chemicals, engineered industrials, industrial products and services, oilfield products and services, packaging and plastics, and transportation and logistics
      • Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment – fiber-to-the-home, cable, local exchange carriers, fiber infrastructure, commercial fiber, wireless carriers, wireless towers, fixed wireless, network services, and broadcasting

Capital Markets Advisory

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

  • Equity Advisory

    We provide conflict-free, strategic and tactical advice on equity-focused issues, equity capital-raising alternatives, and on all aspects of deal execution. Our team has expertise built on decades of experience advising on topics including traditional IPOs, direct listings, follow-ons, PIPEs, equity-linked convertible bonds, block trades and at-the-market (ATM) offerings.

    Our services include:

    • Initial Public Offering Advisory: We provide IPO advice to private companies, founders and financial sponsors on topics including monetization alternatives, execution strategies, listing locations, valuation analysis, underwriter selection process, execution risk assessment, marketing strategies and shareholder targeting.
    • Capital Raising: We advise public companies, founders and financial sponsors on raising different forms of equity capital, including secondary stake sales, follow-ons, rights offerings and equity-linked issuance in marketed or bought deal executions.
    • Derivatives Expertise: We advise clients on structuring and use of equity derivatives, options trading activity, valuation of warrants, call spreads and other esoteric or bespoke structures.
    • Corporate Separations: We provide equity market perspectives and advice on corporate separation transactions including spin-offs, carve-out IPOs, split-offs and tracking stocks, incorporating our expertise on a broad range of structuring, valuation, capital structure, execution and investor marketing topics.
  • Debt Capital Markets and Private Placement

    Our Debt Capital Markets and Private Placement team provides comprehensive, independent financing solutions to our clients. The team has decades of experience structuring and executing public and private market transactions.

    We are independent, objective advisors with world-class in-house distribution capabilities. As such, we approach each situation agnostic toward the solution, with the skillset to execute in any market.

    The team advises clients on all aspects of public and private debt and structured equity transactions with broad applications: refinancing, acquisition financing, capital structure optimization, covenant relief and liability management, dividend recapitalization, rescue financings, liquidity enhancement, growth capital, infrastructure financing, project financing and debtor-in-possession financings.

    Our longstanding direct relationships with public and private market investors generate real-time market insights, shape our market views and strengthen the quality of our execution.

  • Private Capital Advisory

    Premier Invest is also providing innovative capital solutions for clients, advising them on secondary transactions and primary capital raising through a globally integrated platform. With professionals across our teams, the Private Capital Advisory team has deep relationships with investors.

    Our services include Fund raising and secondary advisory services for private equity, private credit, real estate and real assets-focused investment firms.

  • Venture & Growth Banking

    Venture & Growth Banking is a global team focused on advising the world’s leading fast-growth, private companies on venture capital and growth equity capital raising.

    As companies choose to stay private for longer and raise more equity in the private markets, our team helps firms bridge the scale-up funding gap and supports their evolution within the venture and growth ecosystem.

    We bring growth companies and investors together through personal introductions, information resources and events.

Restructuring & Liability Management

Our professionals combine an extensive knowledge of restructuring strategies with M&A expertise, credit analysis skills, capital markets knowledge, industry expertise and negotiation experience in distressed situations.

  • Liability Management

    Premier Invest specializes in advising clients, both companies and creditors alike, on out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations. We have engineered many landmark transactions with favourable outcomes for our clients. We advise on and structure a wide variety of transactions, including tender and exchange offers, rescue financing or recapitalizations and “amend and extend” transactions, among others.

  • Debtor Advisory

    While Chapter 11 proceedings are generally a last-choice strategy, we have substantial experience in this area. Our knowledge can benefit clients entering Chapter 11, as well as those who wish to consider Chapter 11 relative to other strategies, such as a sale of some or all of the company or securing new capital.

    We negotiate with creditors on behalf of our clients, especially in cases of financial stress or distress. Further, our senior restructuring professionals are among the most respected experts in Chapter 11 cases and frequently provide expert testimony on behalf of our clients. We have a strong pattern of performance testifying on behalf of our clients’ Plans of Reorganization.

  • Creditor Advisory

    Premier Invest offers its expertise to clients - both individually, or frequently as part of an ad hoc group - positioned as creditors to companies in both out-of-court and in-court situations. The Restructuring & Capital Solutions team applies its experience directly advising companies and their board of directors to provide creditor clients with advice which can be the critical factor in preparing for negotiations. Similarly, Premier Invest offers in-court testimony or expert testimony on behalf of its creditor clients.

  • Capital Raising & Capital Structure Advisory

    Working closely with Premier Invest’s Capital Markets Advisory, our Restructuring & Capital Solutions team advises clients in stressed or distressed situations on capital structure and capital raising. For clients raising capital in the public markets, Premier Invest advises and negotiates on their behalf in selecting lead underwriters. We also have extensive expertise in the negotiation and placement of private securities.

  • Accelerated Divestiture & Asset Sales

    When a client has decided to sell a company or selected assets, our Restructuring group teams with Premier Invest’s M&A experts for optimal results. We help clients weigh the pros and cons of sale strategies, including selling the company or assets as an alternative to bankruptcy, Section 363 sale in a bankruptcy, a sale implemented through a Plan of Reorganization, and “loan-to-own” purchase of securities.

Specialized Advisory

Premier Invest Specialized Advisory provides advice on strategic matters facing clients beyond M&A, Capital Markets and Restructuring. This includes advisory services we provide to sovereigns and governments, our advice on geopolitical risk, and the research.

  • Climate Change

    Premier Invest provides insights and tools for business leaders and investors to integrate climate change considerations into strategic decisions and corporate finance. As the private sector accelerates efforts regarding climate change and the energy transition, Premier Invest seeks to address knowledge gaps and serve as a partner to companies and investors looking to understand how best to navigate these trends.

  • Geopolitical Advisory

    Premier Invest Geopolitical Advisory team brings some experienced geopolitical minds together with Premier Invest business expertise. We offer corporate leaders and boards bespoke analysis providing strategic insights in an evolving geopolitical environment, as they navigate potential risks and opportunities impacting their business.

  • Sovereign Advisory

    Premier Invest provides financial advice to governments and other sovereign entities around the world. We provide clients with tailored and innovative guidance on all aspects of public sector operations, including policy and financial issues.