Performing Issuers Should Take Advantage of the Current Market Window with Opportunistic Transactions
Due to strong market fundamentals and lack of historical new issue supply, companies should take advantage of the market window through refinancing, repricing, and dividend transactions.
Jefferies Is Open for New LBO Underwrites
Amid an uptick in new-issue activity, Jefferies has been the most active investment bank in underwriting new LBOs. We are an arranger on 6 of the 7 LBOs expected to come in September / October, and are Left Lead on 3 of these transactions.
Convertible Debt: Low-Cost Debt Capital in a High Interest Rate Environment
The convertible debt new issue market in 2023 has been frequented by companies seeking a lower cash interest alternative to what is being offered in the high yield and investment grade debt markets.
Actionable Ideas: Roll Up Strategies in a Subdued M&A Environment
With a mix of economic and market headwinds prevailing against M&A activity in 2022 and 2023, financial sponsors’ exits have been expectedly muted. As such, many sponsors have resorted to fundamental buy and build strategies to create value over a longer time period.
Pass the Guac, Do You Mind If We Double Dip This Chip?
It is common for highly levered sponsor-backed companies with liquidity needs and/or upcoming maturities to engage in liability management exercises, which often includes creating a new priming tranche of secured debt (an “Uptier”) or transferring assets out of the secured collateral package (a “Drop Down”).
The Impact of the Universal Proxy Card on the 2023 Proxy Season and Beyond
The new universal proxy card (“UPC”) rules took effect last year, making the 2023 proxy season the first in which both company and dissident nominees were listed on the same ballot, allowing shareholders to choose among the different candidates in a contested election.
An Expanding Overton Window: Ten Predictions for the Future of Climate Investing
How can investors prepare for the evolving energy transition? Aniket Shah and the Jefferies ESG Team share ten predictions.
How Financial Firms Can Extract Value From AI
Suddenly, a wave of innovative new AI products and applications are coming onto the market that are designed to make companies and investors more efficient and profitable.
Specialty Finance in 2023: Positive Momentum Amid Economic Flux
Specialty finance companies experienced positive momentum during the second quarter and summer of 2023. Sustained demand for credit from both consumers and alternative funding, along with some encouraging macroeconomic trends, drove continued growth.
The Road to Recovery: Dealmaking, AI, and New Investment Strategies
Cully Davis discusses the evolving dealmaking landscape, companies’ measured re-entry into the market, and the transformative potential of new innovations in artificial intelligence.
Building and Developing Private Market Portfolios in a Downturn
Seyonne Kang of Stepstone Group sheds light on the evolving private market landscape, emphasizing the balance between operational efficiency and growth, new avenues for investment, and the importance of a human-centric approach to business challenges.
Sonya Brown: Shifting Consumer Trends Spur New Strategies for Founders and Investors
At Jefferies’ Private Internet Conference, growth equity leader Sonya Brown discusses evolving consumer trends, technology’s impact on e-commerce, and new opportunities in the post-COVID economy.