Covering all areas of company finance, from the different ways of raising finance through to distribution of capital to shareholders, this work provides a guide to undertaking company finance transactions, setting out the procedures to follow and the documentation to use. It explains the nature of each transaction, how it works, who the parties are and what their involvement is, what documents are needed, what trickly legal, tax and accounting issues will be encountered and how the problems they create can be solved. The use of documents is discussed fully, and there are sample documents and clauses. Technical terms are also explained. Major structural and procedures issues are illustrated by way of flowcharts and tables, and checklists offer reminders of the necessary documents and procedural timetables. To demonstrate how the transactions work in practice, there are case studies which give further examples of what needs to be done in typical situations. Throughout the work, a range of problems - from the simple to the complex - are tackled, such as what are the cross-border issues which must be taken into account when arranging a syndicated loan? when would a syndicated loan be chosen over a bond issue?
why types of asset are suitable for a securitisation? what are the regulatory and compliance issues to be taken into account when publishing a prospectus? and what are the tax consequences of an interim dividend for shareholders? Answers are provided for these and many other questions associated with company finance.