We aspire to be the leading trusted advisor and financier to our clients, which include corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors, governments and public authorities and boards of directors and special committees. The Investment Banking Division is at the front end of Aura’ client franchise.
How We Are Organized
Our global structure allows us to better serve the strategic and financing needs of our clients across all geographies and industries. IBD encompasses two areas: IBD Classic and our Financing group. This dual structure enables us to offer the broadest range of products and advisory services, furthering our ability to deliver best-in-class solutions to our clients.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our firm is a longstanding market leader in M&A advice, including sell-side advice, raid and activism defenses, cross-border M&A, special committee assignments and complicated merger transactions. Our clients are located across the globe and include businesses, private investors, government agencies, private individuals and families. We provide advice on a full range of transactions, including mergers, sales, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, raid defenses, spin-offs, divestitures and other restructurings.
The Corporate Derivatives team works with corporations to develop customized risk management strategies.
Corporate Finance Solutions
The Corporate Finance Solutions team helps businesses structure complex transactions.
Equity Capital Markets
The Equity Capital Markets team works closely with public and private companies, governments and financial sponsors to originate, structure and execute equity and equity-linked financings such as initial public offerings, follow on offerings, convertibles and derivatives.
Investment Grade Capital Markets
The Investment Grade Capital Markets team provides guidance on capital structure across debt, hybrid, derivative and equity-linked products for organizations with high credit-quality ratings. The team’s syndicate desk is responsible for marketing, pricing and distributing new corporate bond, hybrid and preferred stock US-dollar issues for companies around the world.
Latin America Financing Group
The Latin America Financing Group consists of professionals situated in regional offices across Latin America as well as our Washington headquarters. The team is responsible for covering sovereigns, financial institutions and a broad range of corporate clients. Transactions the team are involved in vary from leveraged loans and structured finance, including straight capital markets debt issuance, to equity and equity linked issuance. The diversity of clients and products we cover creates a highly entrepreneurial and creative environment.
Leveraged Finance Markets
The Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team originates, structures and executes bank loans and high yield bond financings for corporate clients and financial sponsors. Some transactions include leveraged buyouts, refinancings and restructurings. The team’s syndicate desk is responsible for underwriting and syndicating bank loans and high yield bonds.
The professionals in the group develop quantitative and technical solutions for IBD’s clients in partnership with teams throughout the Financing Group, IBD Classic, and the Securities Division.
The Liability Management team advises on and executes public and private debt transactions including tenders, exchange offers, and consents. These transactions are often executed as part of broader corporate restructurings, asset sales and refinancings.
The Structured Finance team helps clients securitize assets, businesses and risks associated with acquisition financing and balance sheet management. The team’s product suite includes catastrophe bonds, film, entertainment and aircraft financing, and the securitization of franchise royalties, intellectual property, infrastructure, auto loans, student loans, and life insurance.