Présentation de l'éditeur
An in–depth explanation of mezzanine finance
Mezzanine finance products, which have grown increasingly popular in recent years, involve a unique and complex form of analysis because of their hybrid nature. Because mezzanine finance involves no collateral, it accentuates legal terms, term sheets, and contracts, in addition to depicting dynamics of both debt and equity. Experienced chairman, lecturer, and professor of investment banking Luc Nijs presents readers with a thorough description of product groups, structuring and pricing, and cultural discrepancies in terms of regulation and application in Mezzanine Financing: Tools, Applications and Total Performance. Nijs analyzes common triumphs and failures encountered in mezzanine financing, and he discusses techniques for risk analysis and risk mitigation. A final study of international capital markets, their products′ relevance, attractiveness, and liquidity, and the effects on pure equity/fixed–income risk concludes the book.
- Conveys a professional′s advice through case studies of various regions, industries and contexts
- Provides the only complete analysis of mezzanine finance as no other books take on the topic as their only subject
- Details an increasingly popular and globally relevant subject in finance
Those seeking a detailed explanation of the complexities within mezzanine financing will encounter a professional account in Nijs′s book.
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Mezzanine finance is an increasingly important part of the financing spectrum for lenders, corporations and project finance. It has many unique characteristics and categories and includes products and features which are meaningful in a diverse set of situations. Most mezzanine products are designed legally as debt instruments, but they are often exposed to equity–like risk. Proper pricing is therefore required. However, since most of the products are considered debt products, term sheets and covenants are essential to model the risk in an appropriate way.
The flexibility afforded by mezzanine products is appreciated as it allows firms to structure their balance sheet in a way that acknowledges the financial sensitivities in the firm s, or project s, business model. That flexibility has triggered countless innovations during the last 15 years, taking into account different and evolving risk appreciation and industry specifics. Most of that innovation has occurred through contractual arrangements and adjustments. Mezzanine finance has become an area where finance, legal, accounting and credit assessment come together and are blended with industry specifics.
Mezzanine Financing: Tools, Applications and Total Performance therefore takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining those factors to provide an holistic overview of the mezzanine product group and its applications.
The book is divided into four sections covering:
- The mezzanine market and the demarcation of the product group.
- A detailed examination of the individual products, with do s and don ts, analysis of technical features and their impact on the risk––return trade–off, valuation dynamics, pricing grid of the instruments and structuring considerations.
- The implications of regulation and the peculiarities of the product group when applied within specific industries, including banking, insurance, project finance, real estate and private equity.
- Structuring the products, legal, accounting and credit rating intricacies.
Concluding with an analysis of innovations in the field in recent years, and an examination of the outlook for mezzanine products, this book is completed with appendices containing case studies and sample legal and contractual support documents to illustrate the more complex positions. References and footnotes throughout provide ideas for extensive further reading, making Mezzanine Financing: Tools, Applications and Total Performance the complete guide to mezzanine financing, and a valuable resource book for academics and professionals alike.