Our Debt & Restructuring Advisory Services

Debt Advisory & Restructuring

In Debt Advisory, Ludwig & Co. advises and negotiates on behalf of clients regarding alternatives for existing debt and the issuance of new debt. We also advise on all aspects of the credit ratings process. Our team provides in depth knowledge and understanding of the debt markets, underpinned by an extensive network of contacts within banks and other financial institutions. Our Debt Advisory services range from strategic analysis of optimum capital structures and available sources of finance through to the provision of highly experienced execution resource. As independent advisers, we have no conflict of interest or preferences for specific debt solutions or capital providers.  We are impartial and can provide our clients the best possible advice and achieve the best possible terms.

In Restructuring Ludwig & Co. delivers tailored advice and solutions to corporate and investor clients as well as creditor representation in all types of liability-driven capital structure situations.
Ludwig & Co. serves companies in situations of financial stress or distress (liquidity and/or balance sheet issues) developing and implementing comprehensive financial restructuring transactions on their behalf. Ludwig & Co. also serves as financial adviser to creditors, initiating, structuring and negotiating restructuring transactions on behalf of creditors and creditor committees.

Our professionals combine extensive knowledge of restructuring strategies with credit analysis skills, M&A expertise and negotiation experience in distressed situations.  Our Restructuring advisory work is targeted at achieving  successful in-/out-of court debt restructurings (Company Advisory) and/or an optimal recovery (Creditor Advisory).

Debt Advisory

Typical tasks and assignments in Debt Advisory include:

  • Refinancing of existing debt
  • Business and securities valuation
  • Detailed business planning/financial modelling
  • Debt capacity analysis
  • Assessment of fresh money requirements and credit analysis
  • Rating agency advice

Typical tasks and assignments in Restructuring include:

  • Development/review of adequate restructuring measures (incl. financial modelling)
  • Liquidity management and forecast (cashflow-projections, cash conservation efforts)
  • Covenant modifications (covenant waiver and reset negotiations)
  • Maturity extensions (facility extensions and amendments)
  • Debt reduction (incl. debt capacity analysis, debt-buybacks, debt equity swaps, etc.)
  • Designing robust target capital structures
  • Out-of-court restructurings and recapitalizations (planning, structuring, negotiating)
  • Business and collateral valuation in both going-concern and liquidation scenarios
  • Distressed M&A (incl. divestiture & asset sales)
  • Creditor Representation (coordinating with all involved stakeholders to preserve value)
  • Special Servicing: Extended NPL-workbench for banks, insurance companies, debt/hedge funds, other direct lenders for managing NPL-exposures throughout the entire period of stress/distress
  • Special NPL-Servicing offered for wide range of products / regions, incl. Project Finance (Energy/Infrastructure), Corporate Loans, Leveraged Loans, Structured Finance, Mezzanine, Equity, Derivatives as well as Real-Estate-/Aviation-/Shipping-Loans
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