Capital Markets Advisory
The complexities and global nature of modern day business require optimum sources of capital to enhance business performance and shareholder value. As corporations grow, it is inevitable that they will, from time to time, need to access the capital markets to raise capital through private or public offerings. Many corporations also do so to convert their capital into acquisition “currency”, better allow employees to share in the success of the corporations, gain status or market recognition, or simply to allow founding shareholders to monetize part of their investment.
Today, the number of capital markets open to a corporate seeking capital is numerous. Appropriate selection of international sources of public capital can play a leading role in transforming businesses to truly global powerhouses.
More and more companies are seeking to optimize their capital structure through public listing, either domestically or internationally. This helps not only in raising funds but also providing liquidity to the stock, attracting institutional investors, and enhancing a company’s visibility and positioning.
Public listing, particularly in international markets, while having obvious advantages, brings with it certain unique challenges especially in relation to accounting and compliance requirements.
Corporate finance is an important discipline in the execution of corporate strategies. SandsConsults increasingly has become a partner of choice in designing and implementing holistic value-creation strategies, as well as in developing world-class finance functions.
Our understanding of value-creation strategy entails adopting an explicit value-creation target as well as designing and aligning business, financial, and investor plans accordingly. We thereby help companies understand their sources of valuation advantage and increase returns to shareholders.
- Financial management, budgeting and reporting include all the elements needed to generate a world-class finance function. This function faces special challenges attributable to increasingly complex demands such as driving value creation, facilitating strategic decisions, and providing transparency in external reporting.
- A value-creation strategy requires development of sharply defined and closely aligned business, financial, and investor plans to optimize total shareholder return over the medium to long term at both the corporate and business unit levels.
- Financial management, budgeting, and reporting include all the tasks chief financial officers need to create a successful finance function—from redefining the role of the finance organization to improving its design and core processes, such as planning.