The challenges of
international competition and increasing complexity of
information flows have widened the financial and business
risks faced by companies.
companies and public sector bodies to mitigate risk, improve
performance and create value.
GACS is industry
focused and brings measurable value to a clients drive for
growth, competitiveness and profitability. Our Corporate
Finance services include: Mergers and Acquisitions, Sales
and Divestitures, Valuations, Structured Finance,
Privatizations, Private Equity and Corporate Recovery.
We provide Advisory / Liasoning Services in the following
lines of Business:
The private equity environment in India has fundamentally changed
post the credit crunch. Deal volume, size of investments and fund
raising which had been severely impacted has started improving.
GACS has a premier market position with PE firms and works closely
with leading PE investors and their portfolio companies. Our group
mirrors the PE life cycle and provides services to PE houses that
range from fund raising and investing to nurturing portfolio
companies and exiting.
The fundamental thesis of PE investments is to nurture a company to
build value. Thus managing the performance of existing assets is
critical to making successful investments. The services our clients
traditionally expect from us have broadened beyond assisting with
sourcing and closing deals and have taken on a longer-term portfolio
value creation context.
GACS is now taking a leading position in offering a combined
approach to assist our clients with their strategic, deal and
portfolio management issues. We have the specialization needed to
support our PE clients through their fund raising and investment
life cycles from deal sourcing to exits.
FCCB is a quasi-debt instrument, which can be converted into
company’s equity shares if the investor chooses to do so, at a
pre-determined strike rate. FCCB’s are subject to RBI guidelines.
It’s the best option for the growing corporates whose promoter
shareholding is substantially high.
GACS assists their clients in monitoring and executing the FCCB
deals as per the RBI guidelines. We have specialized expertise in
executing such deals.
Advising on entry strategies and evolving optimal
ownership/jurisdiction structures for investment in India.
Advising on entity structuring for selecting an optimal entry
vehicle such as a branch, subsidiary, joint venture, to name a
Advising on capital structuring in the backdrop of foreign
exchange policies to achieve optimal repatriation of capital
Assistance in filing/obtaining necessary regulatory approvals
including those from the Reserve Bank of India, the Foreign
Investment Promotion Board, Government of India and other
Assistance in finalizing/review of shareholders, joint venture
and other relevant business agreements.
Assistance in finalizing/review of financial projections.
Incorporation/registration of entry vehicle.
Identifying and enhancing tax and fiscal incentives including
obtaining any tax rulings.
Advisory/compliances associated with other mode of inbound
investments such as Foreign Institutional Investors, Venture
Capital Funds, etc.
GACS is having expertise in total evaluation and execution of M & A
deals. We typically work in following manner :
Identifying and assessing synergies and separation issues
Assisting with determining of business value, value drivers, key
risks, cash flows, impact of due diligence issues etc.
Assisting with the creation of efficient deal structures and
optimizing the tax, accounting, commercial and legal position.
Supporting the negotiation and completion phases of the deal
GACS is specialized in providing liasoning services for arranging
the debts for corporate clients through Public sector, Private &
Foreign Banks. Our expert advice in structured finance and result
oriented execution helps the corporate to mitigate their funding
issues. We arrange debt funding (fund based) by way of Term loans,
Working Capital Limits through various banks.
In India the interest rates on rupee borrowings are continuously
increasing due to rising inflation. The Reserve Bank of India is
taking various steps to control the inflation and as a part of that
the repo rates are increasing. The banks in
India have no option to increase the prime lending rates (PLR)/Base
Rates. The cost of borrowing is the major concern for the corporate
sector which affects the bottom line.
On the contrary LIBOR (London Inter-bank offered rate) is
substantially at a lower side, where the corporate sector can avail
the benefit of low cost funding.
GACS supports the clients in mobilizing the low cost funds through
ECB (External Commercial Borrowings) for expansion as well as new
projects through foreign banks as well as Public Sector banks
through their Foreign Branches across the world. We have direct
tie-ups with various bankers for arrangement of this facility. We
provide services to the clients to evaluate their projects and give
our expert advice in mobilizing the low cost funds through ECB.
The CDR mechanism is evolved by RBI to provide benefits to
corporates with following objective:
To ensure timely and transparent mechanism for restructuring of
corporate debts of viable entities facing problems, for the
benefit of all concerned.
To aim at preserving viable corporates those are affected by
certain internal and external factors.
To minimise the losses to the creditors and other stakeholders
through an orderly and co-ordinated restructuring programme.
GACS assists such entities in preparation of their CDR proposals as
per the present norms of RBI in their stipulated time frame which
helps the corporates in taking the benefit of such mechanism to
avoid further complications.
We give expert advice in Trade Finance & Treasury related
transactions. Our specialization is in following areas :
Pre-shipment & Post-shipment Trade Finance in Indian & Foreign
Forfaiting & Factoring against export receivables
Domestic Trade Finance viz. channel financing, vendor financing
Letters of Credit
Domestic Bill Discounting
Private equity firms often operate in unfamiliar territories or with
little knowledge of the background, reputation or ability to conduct
business of their potential business partners. Many times the track
record and reputation can be overlooked while focusing only on the
potential financial gains.
Effective risk assessment is becoming a key issue of concern. To
mitigate such risks, firms are seeking professional services to
ascertain the reliability of information provided by potential
business partners and to find out other relevant details that may
not have been disclosed.
GACS's Corporate Intelligence practice seeks to assist its clients
in making informed decisions by identifying any hidden factors or
red flags that may impact their businesses. We also highlight issues
of concern that may cause potential reputation or financial damage
to a firm, its directors and shareholders. We have a dedicated team
for Corporate Intelligence. The team comprises of professionals from
diverse backgrounds such as police, journalism, MBA's, research
analysts, skills which are appropriate for engagements of such