Bridging the gap between corporate clients and investors
“Our objective is to provide investment banking services to mid-sized companies through client focus and integrity.
Servicing mid-sized companies
Our Investment Banking division offers a range of services to local and regional companies with the aim to help them increase their corporate value. From IPO launching and private placing, to mergers and acquisitions and leverage buy-outs, we develop value-added solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives.
Our services address business owners that want to:
- Expand through a merger or acquisition
- Sell equity stakes
- Raise capital to facilitate their expansion
- Find an alternative source to bank loans
- Pursue an Initial Public Offering
- Raise debt from banks and alternative sources
- Perform financial restructuring of their companies
We execute a wide range of complex domestic and international transactions including:
Mergers, acquisitions and joint-ventures
If you want to grow through a merger or acquisition, we can help by identifying and evaluating potential acquisition targets, providing valuation analyses, evaluating and proposing financial and strategic alternatives and rendering, if appropriate, fairness opinions. We also advise as to the timing, structure, financing and pricing of a proposed acquisition and assist in negotiating and closing the acquisition.
Divestitures and sale transactions
When contemplating the sale of a business, assets or an entire company, we can assist you in evaluating and recommending financial and strategic alternatives, advising on the appropriate sales process for the situation and valuation issues, assisting in preparing an offering memorandum or other appropriate sales materials and rendering, if appropriate, fairness opinions.
Restructuring of existing debt, equity and other obligations
We play an active role in negotiations with equity holders and debt holders to restructure existing debt and equity obligations, as well as other corporate liabilities such as leases, accounts payable and accrued expenses.
FFA Private Bank advises companies that want to expand their business by a capital increase. We estimate their funding requirements and prepare a factual and financial memorandum to be compiled in Private Placement Memorandums which will then be submitted to potential investors. Moreover, we possess a thorough understanding of the capital markets and have the ability to raise capital in competitive environments through our extensive network of financial institutions, private equity funds and high net worth investors in the MENA region
We have extensive relationships with bank lenders as well as financial institutions to provide debt financing to companies in need.
Furthermore, through our internal resources and capacities, we can finance companies by providing them medium and long term loans.
Performing Initial Public Offerings
Whether in Lebanon or the MENA region, , FFA Private Bank performs IPO advisory and IPO’s on the different stock exchanges for companies that have attained a certain stage of maturity.
We integrate our expertise in sales and trading and in Corporate & Merchant Banking to offer clients seamless advice and sophisticated solutions in public placement of equities by performing the origination, structuring and execution of the deal.
With original ideas and high distribution capabilities in most MENA markets, we work to help clients get added-value from each stage of a transaction. FFA Private Bank is also continually developing its expertise to enable clients to mitigate strategic, operational, credit and market risks.
We conduct detailed business due diligence in connection with restructurings. This includes evaluating business plans, liquidity needs and debt capacity and developing long-term financial projections.