This is a working definition of corporate finance, written by Shaun Beaney of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in April 2005 and revised January 2011. We also represent highly leveraged companies and other corporate clients in transactions such as divestitures, rights offerings, financial restructurings and recapitalizations, which often include equity offerings, exchange offers, consent solicitations, debt tender offers and spin-offs.
Because firms are at the center of economic activity, and almost any topic of concern to economists -from microeconomic issues like incentives and risk sharing to macroeconomic issues such as currency crises – affects corporate financing and investment, it is however increasingly difficult to draw precise boundaries around the field.
The plans must recognize the risk the RMs take when selling these services; the risks to their compensation and sales production are higher for capital markets and corporate finance capabilities than they are for standard loans and operations-oriented products.
Create a system of immediate and visible recognition to be awarded based on high quality completion of activities – capital markets or corporate finance opportunities identified, proposals submitted, and so on. You want to stimulate and recognize the activities that will ultimately lead to the results.
Attorneys in the Corporate Finance Group are seasoned in working with issuers, underwriters and placement agents, as well as purchasers, in a wide array of debt instruments placed or sold in the private and public markets, including commercial paper, indentured notes, high yield debt, securitized instruments and debt conduit programs.