Vertical 2- FINANCE:
(A) External Commercial Borrowing (ECB)
(B) Equity and Debt Capital Raising.
(C) Stock Exchange Access.
(D) Merger & Acquisition (M&A).
(E) Strategic Alliance & Joint Venture.


(A) EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL BORROWING (ECB):
The foreign currency borrowings raised by the Indian Corporate from confirmed banking sources outside India are called “External Commercial Borrowings” (ECBs). Our Services include:
Ω Identification of Lending Institution.
Ω Advising client on ECB fund raising as per latest RBI guidelines.
Ω Assisting company in completion of necessary documentation exercise.

(B) EQUITY AND DEBT CAPITAL RAISING:
Ametheus® has capabilities to provide clients with a complete capital model (equity and debt) specifically designed for complex transactions for a broad range of property and infrastructure projects.

Developer & Construction Finance:
The major Indian banks have made significant cutbacks to real estate developers/builders and have substantially increased their requirements before they will approve financing. Substantial non-bank construction funding facilities to meet this need are available.

Provision of a complete service for developers to obtain this construction funding including ensuring their documentation and systems align with the standards required by the financier, and if not, advising them how to bring their systems up to the required standard including;
Ω Working with the developer and making the application to the financier.
Ω Negotiating with the financier on the client’s behalf.
Ω Finalizing the loan facility.

Funding of Public Companies by Share Placements and Bonds:
Ω Ametheus® has teamed with international finance providers to offer BSE & NSE listed companies funding by way of share placements and corporate bonds.
Ω Bespoke quantum and funding structure.
Ω Funding agreement can occur within a month of execution of mandate.
Ω Funding programs can be once-off or structured over a period of time.
Ω Innovative and cost-effective funding.

Share Placement Process:

Scoping Stage:

 

Mandate:

 

Negotiation & Structuring:

 

Closing of Financing:

 

Preliminary evaluation, including scoping by Ametheus with funder/investors Client Board Resolution Initiation of calls between funder and CEO/CFO of listed client Finalise pricing of base floor price and VWAP (volume weighted average price) of shares
Mutual NDNCA and IMFPA Ametheus®-Client Mandate Agreement Additional information Pricing period
Preliminary placement objectives Initiation Fee Draft terms of funding Finalise & execute agreements
Terms of engagement & draft Mandate Agreement Announcement of appointment of Ametheus® as international advisor Agree terms Issue shares, funds remittance and announce to BSE & NSE


(C) STOCK EXCHANGE ACCESS.
1. Capital Solutions.
2. Indian & Europe Market Entry.
3. Stock Exchange Listings & Indian IPO.

1. Capital Solutions: IPO’s and RTO’s for Indian Companies on Stock Exchanges in India, Australia, Hong Kong, UK, Germany and the USA.
Ω Private Company Capital Raising.
Ω Working Capital Facilities.
Ω Asset Securitizations.
Ω Commercial Finance.
Ω Private placements for Pre-IPO Companies.
Ω Private Placements for Listed Companies.

2. Indian & European Market Entry:
India & Europe have become one of the largest markets in the world. An increasingly affluent middle class is evolving, which is longing for quality products and services from the West. Moreover, tens of thousands of Indian SMEs have production cost advantages that are hard to find in developed nations. In order to capitalize on these advantages, one not only needs significant skills and experience in selecting distributors and suppliers, but also in the way contracts with Indian & European partners should be written. A comprehensive on-site due diligence exercise is indispensable.

Setting up your own local presence is the logical continuation of your Indian & European endeavors. There are, however, decisions to be made concerning the legal entity to do so, and bureaucratic hurdles to overcome before you have succeeded in setting up shop there. We have many years of experience doing it – and we will gladly help you, too.

A comprehensive suite of services aims to enhance the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of Foreign brands entering in India & Europe via:

Ω Market Research and Strategic Analysis
Ω Capital Raising & JV Structuring
Ω Local Strategy Implementation
Ω Assessment, Monitoring, Reporting

Benefits include:
Ω Extensive connectivity to high level Indian & European networks (government, state owned enterprises, private companies) with a reputation as a Partner, driven partly by the reputed PR & management consultants.
Ω  Align interests of Foreign Brand and Indian & European Strategy by protecting the Foreign Brand name while at the same time promoting local ownership and technology innovation.
Ω  Bridges the different perceptions and expectations of Foreign Brands and their Indian & European partners, thereby saving cost and time.
Ω  Provides local Indian & European proven execution capability for Foreign Brand entering India & Europe.
Ω  Protects against future disputes and enhances long-term sustainable partnerships between Foreign Brands and their Indian or European partners.
Ω  Providing local Indian or European ownership increases the chances of local investment and local exits through M&A

3. Stock Exchange Listing & Indian IPOs: Our channels have significant experience in listing Indian, European and other companies on the BSC & NSE. Following the listing, we are able to continue to assist you with post listing support.

We have network with top notch specialist in listing companies on the BSE & NSE and those specialist acting as lead manager will take 100% responsibility to achieve the listing for clients.

Where it is appropriate for the Indian client to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, UK or Germany Stock Exchange or on Nasdaq or another American exchange, we can work with the client and our associated capital markets professionals in those countries to achieve the listing there.

(D) MERGER & ACQUISITION (M&A):
Ametheus® has a panel of experts to develop a clearly articulated strategy and a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) plan that reinforces that strategy. After in-depth study of the companies’ financials and assimilating management’s objectives, we deliver a set of cost effective options which also pave the way for long term profitable growth. We provide concept to completion solutions on a turn-key basis for executing M&A transactions covering the entire gamut of critical components of an M&A transaction, be it structuring, tax, finance or regulatory.
Our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services includes:
Ω Developing the sales strategy as well as establishing price expectations and realistic valuation parameters.
Ω Involving tax and industry focused professionals to assist in developing the most beneficial environment for the sale.
Ω Identifying and assessing prospective purchasers in your sector, nationally and internationally using our worldwide network.

Acquisition Funding:
There has been a significant increase in the number of acquisitions by Indian companies, both domestic as well as overseas. Acquisition financing plays a critical role in the success of inorganic growth planned by the acquirer. Based on each client’s unique requirements, we advise on acquisition financing through appropriate financing structures.


(E) STRATEGIC ALLIANCE & JOINT VENTURES (SA&JV):
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or organic growth is not always feasible, nor is it always the fastest route to achieving desired objectives in a competitive marketplace. Increasingly, corporations and investors are moving beyond the traditional acquisition/disposal model and using joint ventures (JVs) and strategic business alliances to achieve their business development objectives.

Alliances play a key role in a corporate growth strategy. They are an alternative to the organic option of building a new business from the ground up, or the inorganic option of making an acquisition. 40% of US/European CEOs plan to pursue a new strategic alliance or joint venture to drive corporate growth or profitability in the coming year.

Even as partnerships and strategic business alliances are becoming more important to CEOs, the challenge of managing them is rising. The need for trust, collaboration, and equitable risk-sharing make these arrangements far more delicate to navigate than traditional M&A transactions.

Alliances, if done well, can lead to out-performance and competitive advantage. Ametheus® assist the clients in identifying right JV partners to make successful strategic alliance based on 7 Factors:
Ω Put Strategy First.
Ω Invest in joint upfront planning.
Ω Plan the end.
Ω Create Trust
Ω Start small.
Ω Keep track.
Ω Build enterprise-wide capability.

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