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Investment banking

Capital reorganization

If your company has excess capital, we can restructure the company’s share capital by returning  un-needed capital to shareholders.
A capital reorganization issue would typically be used to:
  • Reduce the number of ordinary shares in circulation
  • Provide a mechanism that makes a capital payment to the shareholder
  • Make a reduction in the company’s market capitalization

Company valuation

We offer clients a depth of expertise in valuation that is unmatched. The value of a business is influenced by a diverse range of factors including industry cycles, the financial attributes specific to that company, the number of buyers in the market and wider economic conditions.

Every situation is unique. Our expertise lies in understanding and evaluating how all these and other factors come together at a point in time to determine the value of a given business.

Demergers and divestures

Selling a business is often the culmination of a life’s work. At CDH Investment Bank we understand what it means to the individuals involved, and we understand the many stresses associated with the process.

Financial planning

We have a team of qualified investment professionals who help corporations meet their long-term financial objectives by analyzing the client’s status and setting a program to achieve the company’s goals. We have seasoned specialists in tax planning, asset allocation and risk management.

Financial restructuring

Restructuring is an alternative that companies sometimes choose when facing certain seminal events. We will restructure the assets and liabilities of your company, including your debt-to-equity structures, in line with your company’s cash-flow needs in order to promote efficiency, support growth, and maximize the value to shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders.

We move quickly and have the knowledge and expertise to manage the process of a financial restructuring so the company’s leadership can keep its attention on the business. We bring together lawyers and other necessary professionals together as a team to ensure the highest probability of success.

Listing on the stock exchange

We can help your company raise equity capital by listing on the Malawi Stock Exchange.

The transition from a private or unlisted public company to a listed public company will give rise to many new reporting and compliance obligations. We adopt a collaborative approach to working with both your staff and your external accountants, lawyers and other consultants to advise you on these obligations and assist you in ensuring a smooth transition.

Management buyout

Your company’s management team may be interested to purchase the assets and operations of the business they manage. A management buyout (MBO) is appealing to professionals because of the greater potential rewards from being owners of the business rather than employees.

The MBO is a major undertaking with a demanding process. That’s where the value of an experienced and independent advisor like CDH Investment Bank lies.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are a big part of the corporate finance world though their occurrence in Malawi is sporadic. We identify companies that if merged would create shareholder value over and above that of the sum of the two companies.

Value would be created through gaining greater market share or achieving greater efficiency.

Project financing

With our extensive knowledge and expertise in project financing, we aim to be our client’s companion from the inception of their project to its full realization. We offer tailor-made, ground breaking solutions to match your unique project funding requirements. Some of the projects we arrange funding for include:
  • Real estate development – commercial, residential, mixed up
  • Infrastructure – energy, road development, manufacturing
  • Tourism/hospitality and other emerging sectors
  • Syndication

Raising debt or equity capital

Perhaps your business is growing and considering an acquisition, buyout or expansion, or may be facing cyclical challenges that require you to raise additional working capital; we help your company structure a financing package that includes equity, along with senior and junior debt. Our analysts will take the time to understand your company’s strategic needs, and structure appropriate debt and equity financing solutions to support them.

We will also work with you to design a marketing and syndication strategy that generates the broadest possible investor interest and helps you achieve your financing goals. We have broad expertise in equity and debt origination and are committed to providing sound, unbiased advice and superior service at every step of the capital raising process.

Treasury outsourcing

CDHIB brings together experienced treasury professionals from key and different disciplines of treasury management. Together they are all committed to providing the highest levels of customer service set within a highly controlled, disciplined and transparent working environment.

There are several advantages to treasury outsourcing with us: you will get access to world class operating capabilities, reduce cost and ease capital expenditure.


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