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Strategic Acquisition Finance

Our Strategic & Acquisition Finance teams are active through a network of professionals based in Paris, London/Frankfurt, Madrid, New York and Hong Kong

A global debt & advisory house

From strategic options to financing recommendations, Societe Generale accompanies you through your strategic moves thanks to key capabilities in debt finance and capital structure advisory:

  • Acquisition
  • Demergers
  • Refinancing
  • Restructuring

We are capable of integrating every aspect of strategic acquisition finance and external growth strategies through the entire lifecycle of a transaction to fit your global business objectives. Our Acquisition Finance activities on behalf of clients includes:

  • Financing of strategic acquisitions for corporate clients;
  • Strategic analysis in relation to financing;
  • Optimisation of the client's shareholding structure;
  • ... and all needs related to merger, scission operations or any major change to the client scope.

Our offer

Capital Structure Advisory

Strategic analysis of clients’ capital structure optimization worldwide through our Capital Structure Advisory approach is one of our key differentiators. We leverage on our comprehensive products and services offering to provide you with tailored advice on funding strategies ahead of a transformational move.

Acquisition finance

We provide you with recommendations and solutions for acquisition financing. We offer structuring and funding in the context of acquisitions and other large/complex event-driven corporate transactions.

Rating Advisory - a One-Stop Service Provider

Your organisation’s credit rating is fundamental to its financial strength. Societe Generale is one of the few banks to provide clients with dedicated Rating Advisory support.

With an extensive capital market and rating agency background, our Rating Advisory team supports you in all ratings considerations, including first-time ratings, rating upgrade/defense, capital structure optimisation and debt capacity analysis.

Related solutions:

Equity Capital Markets
Societe Generale offers clients a full service Equity platform including IPOs, Capital increases, Equity-linked products...
Corporations and Institutions
Societe Generale offers clients a full service Equity platform including IPOs, Capital increases, Equity-linked products as well as Strategic Equity.
Equity Capital Markets
Leverage Financing
Financing solutions, risk coverage and advisory services related to import or export contracts. Originate, structure...
Corporations and Institutions
Financing solutions, risk coverage and advisory services related to import or export contracts. Originate, structure and execute all lending in the sector.
Leverage Financing
Mergers & Acquisitions
Societe Generale is a leading player in all European and Europe related M&A activity, leveraging its extensive advisory...
Corporations and Institutions
Societe Generale is a leading player in all European and Europe related M&A activity, leveraging its extensive advisory offering and senior level relationships to deliver successful transactions.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Our clients' successes

Pioneering Poland pumps up environmental credentials and considers local green bonds
Poland’s pioneering role in the Green Bond market has allowed it to reduce the cost of its fundraising for environmental...
Clients' successes
Poland’s pioneering role in the Green Bond market has allowed it to reduce the cost of its fundraising for environmental projects, encouraged other sovereigns to follow suit, improved the supply of funds for these projects, expanded the range of active local investors, and led the Republic into considering local, zloty-denominated green bond issuance.
Pioneering Poland pumps up environmental credentials and considers local green bonds
Connecting the UK with ultrafast broadband
The closing of the capex loan syndication for CityFibre in the UK further enhances Societe Generale's go-to-bank...
Clients' successes
The closing of the capex loan syndication for CityFibre in the UK further enhances Societe Generale's go-to-bank credentials for fibre financing.
Connecting the UK with ultrafast broadband
CAF and Colas make green transportation possible in Liège with its first tramway line
The inhabitants of Liège in Belgium will benefit from a green transport thanks to the public-private partnership signed...
Clients' successes
The inhabitants of Liège in Belgium will benefit from a green transport thanks to the public-private partnership signed last January between OTW, the Walloon transport operator, and Tram’Ardent for the construction of the first tramway line in the city.
CAF and Colas make green transportation possible in Liège with its first tramway line
The bond beginnings of Benin
The newly-elected government of the Republic of Benin waited three years to issue an inaugural international bond, timed...
Clients' successes
The newly-elected government of the Republic of Benin waited three years to issue an inaugural international bond, timed so well that the debut sovereign ended up paying only 6.0% for half a billion euros of seven-year funding.
The bond beginnings of Benin
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