Global Financing & Advisory
Leading European debt finance house
Through Global Financing & Advisory (F&A) we provide simple access to market leading capital raising, financing and advisory services. In Debt Capital Markets, we are the most active player in Europe, supporting corporate issuers, financial, and public sector institutions since 2013.*
Our offer earns widespread external recognition with repeated international awards, such as the "Best Loan Arranger" for Italy, DACH region and CEE since 2016**.
Ranking in the Top-5 Bookrunners for Combined EMEA EUR Bonds and Loans for the past eight years***.
Our brochure "Local Roots. European Leadership" features a small selection of the many landmark deals and best-practice solutions we have executed across key client segment in 2019.
#1 All Bonds in Italy, Germany & Austria EUR
#1 Covered Bonds in EMEA
#1 All Municipal, City, State, Province Issues EUR
#1 Corporate Bonds in Italy, Austria EUR, #3 in Germany EUR
#1 High Yield Corporate Bonds in Italy EUR, #2 in Germany EUR
#2 All Bonds in EMEA EUR
#2 SSA Bonds in EMEA EUR
#1 All Syndicated Loans in Italy, Austria & CEE EUR, #2 in Germany EUR
#1 All Corporate Syndicated Loans in Italy, Austria EUR, #2 in Germany EUR
#1 All Corporate Syndicated Loans in EMEA EUR-Denominated
#1 Leveraged Loans in Italy, Austria, CEE EUR, #5 in Germany EUR
*Source: Dealogic as of 22 Jan 2020, cumulative data (2013 - 2019 ranking), 1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2019
**GlobalCapital annual loan awards: "Best loan arranger" in Italy, DACH region and CEE in all years since 2016
***Source: Dealogic as of 7 Jan 2020, cumulative data (2012 - 2019 ranking), 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2019
**** Source: Dealogic (1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019), per 7 Jan 2020, all positions in 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.
Sustainability has become a key criterion in commercial decisions, with investors, companies, sovereigns, supranationals and agencies around the world increasingly striving for sustainable growth and specialised sustainable financing advisory. UniCredit is well positioned to play a vital role in facilitating our clients' transitions from brown to green, thereby contributing our share to a progressively sustainable economy. UniCredit has been a pioneer in supporting the first ever Green Bond issue 13 years ago recognizes the importance of sustainable business growth and is eager to continue playing a vital role in facilitating the transition to a progressively sustainable economy. Sustainable finance is a means to achieve this goal.
UniCredit's Sustainable Finance Advisory team aims to deepen the dialogue with clients on ESG topics and facilitate their access to Europe's sustainable finance market. Leveraging on UniCredit's market expertise and product knowledge, we have produced a Sustainable Finance Brochure that delivers relevant information on the development of the market, while highlighting our credentials, advisory expertise and client offerings. Moreover our Newsletter Sustainable Finance Highlights or corporate treasurers, investors and those who play a role in financing or investment decisions capturing the latest news and trends on sustainable finance, providing readers with perspectives and testimonials from our clients and highlighting a selection of recent deals.
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.
UniCredit confirmed its positioning as a leading M&A advisor in its core geographies with particular focus on its commercial banking clients, with being #1 by number of deals in Italy (#37 deals), Austria (#3) and CEE (#18)*.
Overall, UniCredit advised on 80+ M&A transactions in EMEA in 2019.
* Period: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2019; Source: Mergermarket, per 30 Jan 2020
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: Initial Public Offerings, Fully marketed and Accelerated Secondary Offerings, Rights Issues, Convertible and Exchangeable Bonds.
Our strategic alliance with Kepler Cheuvreux, signed in 2011, provides the largest and best in class equity research and distribution platform covering the largest investor base world-wide.
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 been a Top-5 Bookrunner in leveraged financing transactions for private equity clients in Europe over the past five years. We are the undisputed leader for sponsor-driven leveraged financing transactions also in 2019*: #1 Italy, #3 Germany and #1 in CEE.
* by number of deals
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 Italy and 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.