Private Credit


As a corporate client or financial sponsor, receive comprehensive debt and risk management advice and capital solutions.

We offer public debt capital market services as well as bespoke private financing solutions across the capital structure.

Our Private Credit product suite is part of Investec's full-service bank, enabling us to provide you with seamless advice, services and solutions for:
  • Public and private placement of bonds
  • Credit rating advisory
  • Syndicated and bilateral loan finance
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Fund finance
  • Private high yield finance
  • Bridge finance
  • Asset-backed finance
  • Consent solicitation
  • Forex and rates hedging
You receive optimal advice and execution, within required timelines, via our specialist focus. This is combined with our strong structuring and execution capabilities delivered by our experienced team. This puts us in a unique position to help you.
We work across client segments such as corporates and private equity sponsors. You benefit from the fact that you have transaction experience in automotives, industrials, aviation, shipping and marine, IT & ITES, media and entertainment, financial services, renewable energy and so on.
  • Leveraged buyout

    • Project Eagle refers to the acquisition of outsourcing business in India of an international outsourcing giant by one of the global marquee private equity (PE) players.

    • Eagle is a leading provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) with clients spread across geographies across the world. Eagle has c. 47 500 employees globally across 67 delivery centres. It has clients across verticals like banking, insurance, telecom, travel, healthcare, retail etc.

    • We acted as mandated lead arranger (MLA) to support PE’s.£250m acquisition of Eagle in December 2015 with co-underwriting the facility of £100m

    • Along with other underwriters, we successfully syndicated the transaction which attracted interest from leading investors.
  • Corporate loan I

    • Investec acted as Sole Arranger to a leading Indian Housing Finance Company on the arrangement of a USD 50 Mn foreign currency loan in 2015
    • The loan was subscribed for by a leading International Development Financial Institution
    • Investec utilised strong relationship with the client to secure the mandate despite competition from a leading bulge bracket institutions
    • Investec’s teams in London and Mumbai worked together in the structuring and marketing of the Transaction. 
  • Corporate loan II

    • Investec acted as mandated lead arranger to a large Indian corporate for financing its overseas subsidiary of $100m in August 2015
    • The Indian parent had invested in its overseas subsidiary to grow the business. Since the overseas business had matured and turned profitable, the parent wanted to bring back a part of the investment
    • We arranged for funding at the overseas subsidiary. The funds were utilised by the overseas subsidiary to buy back its own shares, thereby returning the funds to the Indian parent
    • This structure helped the Indian parent bring back the funds invested in its overseas subsidiaries and use the funds to reduce its balance sheet size.
  • Ratings advisory

    • Investec acted as sole rating adviser for an industrial conglomerate (IC), a leading manufacturer of plastic products in India, in August 2015
    • IC is a diversified company having manufacturing presence across India, Europe and USA. IC wanted to obtain an international rating to tap international institutional debt capital markets.
    • We assisted and advised the company in the entire process including the appointment of the rating agencies, preparation of the rating presentation & financial model, coordination with the agencies on query redressal and assisted the company in obtaining a corporate rating of BB- (stable) and BA2 from S&P and Moody's respectively.
  • High Yield Bond I

    • Investec acted as Book Running Lead Manager (BRLM) for raising funding of USD 500m for a renewable company in August 2016.
    • This was the second issuance of the issuer where Investec acted as BRLM.
    • The issuer is a leading renewable energy company in the Indian market with a portfolio of operating wind, solar and hydro assets. The operating capacity of the company is over 2.5GW.
    • Two large sovereign wealth funds are the shareholders of the company.
    • Investec adopted a focussed Client Coverage model with the issuer. Different teams and various product groups including Investec India, PIF, DCM, TPD and ISG have worked closely together to provide timely solutions to the company over a number of years.
    • This structure was widely distributed across financial markets of Asia, Europe and USA which garnered wide interest from Investors and was oversubscribed by 8 times.
  • High Yield Bond II

    • Investec acted as mandated joint lead arranger & bookrunner (JMLA) for raising funding of $550m for a renewable company in July 2014
    • The issuer is a leading renewable energy company in the Indian market with a portfolio of operating wind and hydro assets
    • We initiated the idea of high yield bonds structure to monetise the company’s strong portfolio of operating wind and hydro assets which generated substantial and steady cashflows
    • This structure was widely distributed across financial markets of Asia, Europe and USA which garnered wide interest from investors
  • Sales and lease financing

    • Investec acted as mandated lead arranger to a national carrier for financing aircraft through a sale and lease back of $115m in April 2015
    • The national carrier needed aircraft but was not willing to purchase them in its books
    • We set up a special purpose company which was funded through loans taken from global lenders. The aircraft purchased was leased out to the national carrier on a long-term lease with an option to return the aircraft at the end of the lease period or alternatively extending the lease.
    • This structure helped the national carrier reduce its balance sheet size.

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Piyush Gupta

Head – Private Credit

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