Raising new debt on favourable terms, or renewing existing facilities, has become tougher, even for the strongest borrowers.

Borrowers need to realistically appraise the nature of their present banking relationships, evaluate alternatives, understand their true cost of capital, and approach debt in the context of an effective overall capital management strategy.

Poorly structured debt facilities can result in reduced profitability, increased financial risk and wasted management time.

Boards, and their CEOs, CFOs and treasurers increasingly appreciate the need for an independent view on important funding decisions and advice on funding strategies, debt procurement and capital management.

How KPMG can help

KPMG can help with analysing, structuring, lead arranging and executing across the entire spectrum of debt products.

Capital management planning

Align capital management plans with long-term strategic objectives.

Funding options and alternatives

Assess funding options across traditional senior debt, mezzanine finance, hybrids, structured finance and superannuation fund money.


Provide 'arm's length' benchmarking of debt levels, terms and pricing for related party transactions such as tax, audit and governance compliance purposes.

Acquisition funding and strategy

Develop and execute funding strategies for M&A initiatives, strategic growth opportunities and large capital expenditure projects.

Credit rating evaluation and advisory

Assist in the formal credit rating process, assess likely credit rating outcomes and advise on business and capital management initiatives designed to enhance credit profiles.

Restructuring and negotiation

Help clients manage lender relationships, negotiate covenant adjustments and facility extensions as well as advise on restructuring and recapitalisation options.

Debt raising and refinancing strategies

Structure and arrange debt capital across all markets.

Debt Advisory services and insights

KPMG provides a range of services and thought leadership related to Debt Advisory.

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