Our clients benefit from our expertise in debt capital markets.
Rating Agency Advisory
We assist companies in navigating the rating process with the major credit rating agencies - Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch, DBRS and Kroll. It is important to understand how each agency 's criteria for initial rating and for rating review. In some cases, their are was to enhance an issuer's rating and that can save millions of dollars in interest expense.
Debt Issuer Advisory
We assist corporations and governments in issuing debt to achieve the lowest cost of capital with the most favorable covenants. Many issuers fail to focus attention on covenant provisions and that can be costly during the term of the financing.
We assist clients with listing the debt with exchanges in New York, London, Hong Kong and other international exchanges, depending on the size of the issue and the company's objectives.
Interest Rate Analysis
Rates directly impact the cost of funds. It is important to know where they are trending and what the present market rates across the rate curve. There are hedging strategies that may be appropriate for some issuers. We ensure that client's should know all alternatives before locking in a rate.
Salomon Brothers arranges financing of up to $5 million for borrowers that have an immediate need for capital. See Bridge Financing.
Contact Salomon Brothers to learn more about our range of capital markets services.