Global Financing & Advisory
Leading European debt finance house
Through Global Financing & Advisory, we provide simple access to market leading capital raising, financing and advisory services. In Debt Capital Markets, we are the most active player across Europe, supporting corporate issuers, financial, and public sector institutions since 2012.
Our offer earns widespread external recognition with regular, international awards.
Ranked in the top-3 bookrunners for Combined EMEA EUR Bonds and Loans for the past 6 years
Top-3 in EMEA and beyond1
#3 All Bonds in EMEA EUR, #1 by no. of deals
#1 Covered Bonds in EMEA
#3 Corporate Hybrid Bonds
#2 SSA Bonds in EMEA EUR
#4 Corporate Bonds in EMEA EUR
#1 All Bonds Italy EUR, #1 Germany EUR
#1 All Municipal, City, State, Province Issues EUR
#1 EUR Third Party EMTN
#2 All Syndicated Loans in EMEA EUR
#1 All Syndicated Loans Italy, #1 Germany , #1 CEE, #1 Austria
#2 All Corporate Syndicated Loans in EMEA EUR
#3 Leveraged Loans in EMEA EUR, #1 Italy EUR, #1 Germany EUR, #1 CEE, #1 Austria EUR
#1 Facility Agent in EMEA by no. of deals
* Source Dealogic (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2018), all positions by volume, if not otherwise stated
As a leading European debt house, we offer a comprehensive range of loans and bonds with an unparalleled access to EUR-focused investors, particularly in Austria, Germany and Italy. Our reach extends beyond large corporate and multi-national issuers to key small and medium-sized companies (spanning both investment and non-investment grades). We also offer expertise as a mandated lead arranger, coordinator and bookrunner across bank loans and debt capital.
Our full product range covers the entire spectrum of ratings and capital structures, as well as an opinion-leading research platform. Through our structured finance, lending and advisory services, we craft highly tailored solutions for our clients.
As an established M&A advisor in Europe, with extensive expertise in cross-border M&A activities, we offer investors access to regions across the world, specialising in several sectors, with dedicated teams for Consumer Goods & Retail, Industrials & Healthcare, Energy & Infrastructure, Telecom Media & Technology and Financial Institutions.
Overall, we have advised on more than 500 announced M&A transactions since 2007, ranking #2 as M&A advisor in Italy by number of transactions in 2017 (Dealogic).
As a leading provider of project finance solutions, we are committed to helping our clients fund projects to advance their businesses in sectors such as infrastructure, transportation, thermal power, renewable energy, oil & gas and metal & mining. We deliver results by creating successful partnerships between industrial corporate sponsors, institutional funds and financial investors.
With a unique and fully-fledged platform covering the entire range of equity and equity-linked solutions, our Equity Capital Markets team offers IPOs, SPOs, Accelerated Placings, and Rights Issues as well as Convertible and Exchangeable Bonds.
Our strategic alliance with Kepler Cheuvreux, signed in 2011, created the largest multi-local equity distribution platform with the broadest access to investors, covering ECM business deriving from Austria, Germany and Italy.
Thanks to our strong relationships with export credit agencies, we offer a number of highly tailored solutions to help firms finance their trade and export finance operations. We place particular emphasis on creating efficient solutions which release liquidity while mitigating the risk present in global markets.
Through our Financial Sponsor Solutions Group ("FSS"), we serve private equity funds and their portfolio companies with lending (incl. LBO financings) and lending-related business, coordinating other products and services including capital markets, loan agency, M&A advisory, hedging and corporate banking. We cover the full value chain from origination through to execution and portfolio support, from small to large transactions. Our highly experienced team provides coverage across Europe, with a particular strength in our home markets of Austria, Germany, Italy and CEE.
UniCredit has consistently been a top 5 bookrunner in leveraged financing transactions for private equity clients in Europe for many years. We are the undisputed leader in our core regions: Germany, Italy and the CEE with respective market shares of 24%, 35% and 34%.
Corporate Structured FinanceAs a leading provider of corporate structured finance to both investment and non-investment grade companies, we combine integrated structured finance, lending and advisory services as a lead arranger, co-ordinator and bookrunner across bank loans and debt capital. These services can be highly tailored to specific situations, taking into account client needs and market opportunities.
Real Estate Structured FinanceOur real estate structured finance expertise addresses all the needs of real estate investors, with highly tailored solutions for national and international clients. These are offered in a wide range of geographies, with particular strength in Germany, where we have an impressive track record for financing real estate projects.
Our dedicated unit for the maritime sector (GLOS) offers corporate and non-recourse financing, secured by ship mortgages. Through our strong presence in Western Europe, we offer shipping companies structured debt solutions and capital market products, using our industry expertise to propose highly tailored solutions based on finance solutions, cash and liquidity management, M&A support and hedging solutions.