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 Private Equity

Private equity is derived from our skill to have our resources aligned to invest in your projects. We understand your jigsaw puzzle & have the means to optimally solve them. The Global Outlook towards finance & investments in the global as well as Indian perspective is changing by the second in this volatile environment. In the same measure, the nerves of the investors also changes; we at GS understand the cause & effect of such miniscule changes & bring about the best for you. We have an in-depth knowledge of local industry and assist local companies source, strategic overseas investors. We also arrange for equity placement through the off-market route using our privileged relationships with the various domestic and international venture capital and strategic investor.

Understanding the needs of Private Equity Investors and managing transactions that match their Investment Philosophy is our main are of specialization. Since we know the company, the Industry it operates in and the kind of equity capital its need to grow long term participatory we act as an interface for both the company and the PE Investor. Getting investors is important but more important is to manage them optimally. GS also provides a combination of Debt and Equity tailor made for its clients as deemed necessary and as per requirement.

We have an in-depth knowledge of local industry and assist local companies source, strategic overseas investors. We provide a platform for Environment scanning, sourcing of Deals, Transaction documentation, Regulatory approvals and assistance on alternate structures. We also arrange for equity placement through the off-market route using our privileged relationships with the various domestic and international venture capital and strategic investors.

Understanding the needs of Private Equity Investors and managing transactions that match their Investment Philosophy is our main are of specialization. Since we know the company, the Industry it operates in and the kind of equity capital its need to grow long term participatory we act as an interface for both the company and the PE/HNI/HNWI Investor.


  Fund of funds

We provide investors with access to well diversified portfolios of private equity funds through structured fund of funds products and segregated managed accounts.
These are private equity funds that invest in other private equity funds in order to provide investors with a lower risk product through exposure to a large number of vehicles often of different type and regional focus.
We have developed a well-established presence in the Sovereign Wealth Funds, Public and Private Corporations, Multinational Companies, Private Investment Groups, Family Offices, Fund of Funds, HNIs, Offshore clients (retail and Institutional), Individual Investors, Commercial banks and Non Banking finance companies, International Investment & Merchant Banking Groups, Multi national foreign Banks, Multi Family fund offices, GPs, LPs, Asset Management Firms, Institutional asset management arena, including Corporations, Labor Unions and Public Pension Funds and Insurance Companies, Savings and Trust Banks, Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, Fund of Funds, LPs, GPs, HNIs and charities around the world.


 Venture Capital

Venture capital is a type of private equity capital typically provided to immature, high-potential, growth companies in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event such as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital investments are generally made as cash in exchange for shares in the invested company.
Venture capital is most attractive for new companies with limited operating history that are too small to raise capital in the public markets and are too immature to secure a bank loan or complete a debt offering.
We help our clients raise Private Equity to meet their growth targets. Our strong ties with International Private Equity firms, Venture Capital firms, Family Fund Houses and Investment banks, in-depth deal structuring skills and experience in managing transactions from origination to consummation makes us one of the best in the business. Our team will assess your specific situation and tailor solutions that work solely for you.
Equity is integral to the structured finance approach we take with many of its assignments. Clients frequently need a joint venture equity partner in order to meet their required capital needs. We realize significant added value when the firm advises on all components of a projects capital structure.

We possess extensive knowledge of the appetites and desired equity structure of domestic and foreign, institutional and high net worth, investors, is unparalleled in the industry. Its approach is to thoroughly understand the underlying real estate asset and the business plan that the client will implement to add value. The firm will undertake a thorough analysis of the deal elements and underwrite the transaction based on real-time knowledge of the constantly changing capital markets. This knowledge allows us to marry the right equity structure, and most importantly, the right equity partner, to each client unique set of circumstances. Finally, The we utilize our experience as a passive sponsor equity investor to negotiate on behalf of its clients, the most favorable terms available given the risk profile of the transaction.


  Debt

Raising debt for companies in special situations calls for special skills that are beyond understanding the normal market demand-supply scenario, assessing the needed capacity/asset build and forecasting cash flows. It's about identifying root- causes, analyzing specific issues and carrying out a prognostic study to rule out similar and possible future setbacks. The deliverability and structure of debt is usually the key in meeting that long term growth objectives. Our experience and market presence gives us intimate knowledge of the appropriate financing options. We provide an array of debt solutions to our clients to help them choose the best combination for their business mix. These debt solutions can either be fund-based or non-fund based instruments or a combination of both. We strongly believe in the adage, Horses for Course. Every business has its own dynamics and challenges. Our team of experts works closely with the management of the firm to understand their business and provide them with the most suitable debt structuring solutions.

Most of the clients who approach us have a preset notion about which debt instrument they are looking for which may or may not be the best capital structuring deal for their firm. We go through their financial papers and then sit together with the management of the firm to understand their problems and requirements.
After our discussions, we provide them with the best capital raising solution to fit their business requirement and then chart out a road map to get the desired funding within a stipulated time period.
We are able to offer our clients value-added services in their debt – raising exercise.


 Mezzanine capital

Mezzanine capital, in finance, refers to a subordinated debt or preferred equity instrument that represents a claim on a company's assets which is senior only to that of the common shares. Mezzanine financings can be structured either as debt (typically an unsecured and subordinated note) or preferred stock.

Mezzanine capital is often a more expensive financing source for a company than secured debt or senior debt. The higher cost of capital associated with mezzanine financings is the result of its location as an unsecured, subordinated (or junior) obligation in a company's capital structure (i.e., in the event of default, the mezzanine financing is less likely to be repaid in full after all senior obligations have been satisfied). Additionally, mezzanine financings, which are usually private placements, are often used by smaller companies and may involve greater overall leverage levels than issuers in the high- yield market; as such, they involve additional risk. In compensation for the increased risk, mezzanine debt holders require a higher return for their investment than secured or other more senior lenders.


 IPO

An initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is the first sale of stock by a company to the public. It can be used by either small or large companies to raise expansion capital and become publicly traded enterprises. Many companies that undertake an IPO also request the assistance of an investment banking firm acting in the capacity of an underwriter to help them correctly assess the value of their shares, that is, the share price (IPO Initial Public Offerings, 2012).

Assisting clients to an issue, including such matters as:
due diligence along with Merchant banker and other relevant agencies in IPO.

  • (a) Drafting of prospectus and memorandum containing salient features of prospectus. Drafting and filing of listing agreement and completing formalities with Stock Exchanges, Registrar of Companies and SEBI.
  • (b) Preparation of publicity budget, assistance regarding arrangements for selection of
    1. ad-media
    2. centers for holding conferences of brokers, investors, etc.
    3. bankers to issue
    4. collection centers
    5. brokers to issue
    6. underwriters and the underwriting arrangement
    distribution of publicity and issue material including application form, prospectus and brochure and deciding on the quantum of issue material (In doing so, the relevant provisions of the Code of Ethics must be kept in mind.
  • (c) Advice regarding selection of various agencies connected with issue, namely Registrars to Issue, printers and advertising agencies.


 Mergers & Acquisitions

We provide full spectrum of M&A services including Buy-side and Sell-side services. Our seasoned professionals bring in- depth knowledge and expertise to each and every stage of the transaction thus providing end-to-end support for the clients.
We can provide unbiased assistance regarding sales, divestitures, mergers, or acquisitions.
We can represent family held businesses, private and public companies, private equity firms, and multinationals in a wide range of industries both as Sell-Side and Buy-Side.
We provide clients with senior-level attention throughout all phases of the transaction process.
Buying and selling a privately owned company is a complex process requiring extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of finance, accounting, tax, marketing, negotiation, structuring and business operations.

We coordinate the efforts of business owners, investors and other advisors in a timely and efficient manner.

  1. Divestiture (Sell-side) Assisting Services.
  2. Acquisition (Buy-Side) Assisting Services.
    • Assessing potential acquisition targets and providing valuation analysis.
    • Assisting on transaction structuring, fund raising, or buy back repatriations.
    • Ensuring methodical and appropriate company valuation.
    • Business due diligence.
    • Negotiating and consummating transactions.
    • Assisting on transaction structuring, timing, pricing, and potential financing.
    • Providing fairness opinions.
    • Assisting in negotiation and closing the acquisition.



 Sovereign Wealth Funds

GS supports Sovereign Wealth Fund with expert talent and governance strategies, thoughtfully crafted to optimize long-term performance and fulfill your unique mission. Our Practice includes consultants in every region where major and emerging SWFs reside. Our global SWF team works closely with our Industry and Functional Practices to provide you with extensive geographic reach and deep expertise in a broad range of industries (including Financial Services, Technology, Life Sciences, Services, Industrial and Private Capital) and functions (including HR, Risk, Compliance, Legal, Finance, IT, and Operations). We are your partners in addressing strategic human capital issues, including effective organizational and compensation structures to attract and retain the best talent from around the world, and assessing and selecting the most suitable candidates for the specific roles, culture, and geographic location of your SWF and its portfolio companies, to ensure fit, integration, and long-term success.


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