44 Capital advises its clients on strategic movements involving mergers, acquisitions, sale of companies and assets, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, working with shareholders and C-level management. As we have extensive experience in transactions and act strictly following the principles of best advice, impartiality and transparency, 44 Capital offers an unique point of view into motivations, values, strategies, timing and procedures for such transactions. The foundations of an M&A transaction are directly linked to a deep understanding of the assets, of the correct management of the competitive tension among the participants, and the administration of the flow and quality of information provided/received during the process. Strategic vision, adequate preparation and full skills in conducting elaborate business processes while balancing the interests of the parties involved are key parts of the M&A processe. Our specific expertise in M &A transactions and our corporate and business experiences are pillars for the success of any transaction. Our team has had significant exposure to a very diverse and challenging set of transactions, both locally as well as globally.
One of the most relevant challenges to companies operating in Brazil is the management of its capital structure, for both cash flow management and adequate debt levels. Managing growth processes, whether based on acquisitions or organic, brings particular challenges due to the relative scarcity of long-term financing sources, the volatility of financial, credit and capital markets, which creates significant exposure to various types of financial mismatches. Regardless of the nature of such mismatches, financial distress situations are complex, and the ability to address such situations and find opportunities of preservation and creation of value requires specific experience in the evaluation of alternatives and in finding solutions in face of difficult scenarios. Multidisciplinary experience, exposure to complex trading environments, deep knowledge on the behavior of creditors and on appropriate ways of handling such creditors are essential elements to a smooth conduction of financial restructuring situations. Our approach in restructuring processes is a disciplined one and is built on the foundations of the asset in question. We dedicate ourselves to fully understand the business, so as to, from a realistic point of view, design and implement alternatives that address the expectations of shareholders and other stakeholders. The 44 Capital team has extensive experience in financial restructuring, both from as and advisor to the corporations as well as to creditors.
It is a central part of our work philosophy to try and portrait a full picture of the needs and priorities of our clients. Building on our capabilities and experience, both complementary and multidisciplinary, we are constantly seeking opportunities to create value and develop tailor-made solutions. In the financial structuring segment, we develop and execute fundraising transactions through debt instruments, with fixed income or hybrid characteristics, securitizations and customized transactions, be it to raise funds to finance working capital, investments, acquisitions, refinancing of liabilities or the management of financial risks.
Based on the multidisciplinary experience of 44 Capital, through M&A, finance structuring, strategic planning, management consulting, financial management, controlling, capital markets, corporate governance and tax planning, we are able to assume roles that go beyond transaction execution and that offer the adequate support to shareholders and C-level management on specific issues related to a transaction or predetermined non transaction related goal. Our focus on consulting is related to financial risk management, capital structure, development of investment theses, preparation of the company for liquidity events, solution of corporate conflicts, strategic repositioning, business profitability and development of adequate corporate governance structures. The large experience of the 44 Capital’s team in investment banking, commercial banking, consumer goods, retail, telecommunications, financial institutions, insurance, media and real estate allows us to support our clients in different stages related to transactions or strategic movements