The Spectrum team has extensive experience in debt markets having been involved over many years in numerous debt raising and structuring assignments in both an advisory capacity and, importantly, as lenders ourselves. The introduction of appropriate levels of sensibly structured and priced debt into a company’s capital structure represents an efficient and effective way of maximising shareholder value and improving returns for equity holders.
Following a period of significant turbulence in financial markets a number of years ago, the UK debt markets are now highly liquid with a wide range of product options and an array of debt providers seeking to deploy capital into new lending opportunities. These debt providers comprise the established high street banks, the new challenger banks, numerous credit funds and direct lending institutions, and an array of asset based lenders.
Navigating these hugely expanded debt markets and sourcing the right type of debt capital requires a detailed understanding of the many active debt providers and the intricacies of their various competing products. The team at Spectrum have strong credentials and capability in these key areas having worked on all types and sizes of debt deals. In addition to this detailed market knowledge, insight and understanding the Spectrum team has a widespread range of contacts and long relationships with all of the key lending institutions active in the UK market today.
In common with all aspects of our business, Spectrum delivers debt advisory services in a partner-led and very hands on style becoming an extension of our client’s team. We work in a collegiate and professional manner and our involvement doesn’t stop at an agreed term sheet – we immerse ourselves in the legal process and all of the debt documentation to include project managing all regulatory information requirements and practical, day-to-day transactional banking matters. We truly believe this to be a highly differentiated service proposition.
"We were very pleased with the service and hands on support provided by Spectrum who played a pivotal role in many stages of the transaction and were instrumental in the successful completion of our deal. Spectrum showed an excellent awareness of the challenges involved in the process allied to a deep knowledge and understanding of the debt markets. They were able to introduce us to exactly the right debt providers and ensure that information was presented to them in a way that met their requirements, adding value at every step of the process and operating as a fully integrated member of our team. As a result we were able to secure an extremely competitive and flexibly structured debt package that exceeded expectations and enabled us to take full ownership of the business. We have been impressed by Spectrum and commend them highly."Mark Neale, Managing Director, Mountain Warehouse Group