At Guy Butler we offer clients fully independent service on a broad range of securities. Our suggestions are based upon the principles of taking the time to understand a clients requirements followed by careful analysis of the market in question. This approach allows us to return with ideas that are relevant and offer the best possible value.
We trade US Dollar, Euro and GBP denominated bonds as well as being active in the higher yielding and emerging markets currencies. On a regular basis we distribute to clients bond lists and specific trade ideas. We are able to provide tailor made bond suggestions on request in investment grade, fixed rate and floating rate bonds, emerging markets, high yield and structured products. Where appropriate we will advise on subordinated bonds and secondary structured products.
We have clients interested in purchasing claims in various bankruptcy situations including Lehman Brothers, Kaupthing, Glitnir, and Swissair.
Direct Lending and Corporate Transactions
Guy Butler completed the following Direct Lending and Corporate Transactions:
RSS Rental Solutions and Services is a power generator rental company operating out of Dubai and active in the Gulf countries and in Africa. For RSS a US$40m finance facility was placed with Carval Investor Services. The facility was used to refinance bank debt and expand its fleet.
REA Holdings PLC is a palm oil plantation business listed on the AIM with its operations in Indonesia. Guy Butler arranged and placed several bond and preferred equity issues in the total amount of approximately USD 200m over a number of years. The facilities were used to expand the acreage of palm oil plantations over the recent years. The issues were placed mainly with UK institutional emerging market investors.
Lagerbox Holdings BV is a German self storage business operating 14 self storage facilities in Germany. Guy Butler placed a €17m 7 year term loan was placed with DRC Capital a London based real estate debt fund to refinance existing senior debt and to finance expansion of new self storage facilities.
AMP PlC (Aggregated Micro Power), is an AIM listed energy company whose focus is on wood fuels and biomass boilers across the UK. On behalf of AMP, Guy Butler placed a 20 year, amortising GBP bond with UK institutional investors. It is fully secured on the portfolio of biomass boilers that the bond has funded. The bond was tapped in May 2017. The issue size is currently £52m.
Guy Butler extends its debt placement capabilities to other corporate finance boutiques active in debt capital markets. It has close co-operation arrangements with the following organisations:
Independent Debt Capital Market limited a corporate finance boutique based in London focussed on origination and structuring of long dated debt instruments. The key areas in which IDCM is active are renewable energy projects, infrastructure projects and real estate finance.