Investor Advisory Services

India’s new restructuring legislation, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), is a new opportunity for global funds to invest in distressed assets in India. Our Investor Advisory Services practice is uniquely positioned to assist global investors in finding valuable investment opportunities during periods of financial instability. Our ability to assist investors before, during and after a restructuring or insolvency process creates significant efficiencies and delivers superior results. We seamlessly integrate senior professionals from across our business to deliver the solutions our clients need. We can provide operational, analytical and transactional support, as required, to help investors fully evaluate investment opportunities and maximize their returns.

In India, the distressed assets opportunity is present in sectors such as engineering, construction, power, manufacturing, agri-business and energy. There are several investment avenues for distressed assets to participate in distressed loans both at the pre-NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) and post-NCLT stage via:

  • Management buyout
  • One-time settlement
  • Debt refinancing
  • Secondary buyout
  • Acquisition financing

Duff & Phelps’ experts offer the best-suited strategies to participate in India’s distressed assets industry with the following services:

Pre-Insolvency Process:

Acquisition of Non Performing Assets

  • Opportunity identification 
  • Acquisition/lender negotiation assistance
  • Valuation and business modelling
  • Debt pricing analysis
  • Security structure review and legal diligence
  • Post-acquisition options analysis (including enforcement issues)
  • Liquidation and insolvency recovery assessment
  • Forensic due diligence

Debt Restructuring

  • Hands-on operational and monitoring support
    • Diagnostic review and operational improvement
    • Short-term cash flow and liquidity management
    • Crisis stabilization and interim management
    • Business plan preparation and/or review
  • Fundraising and refinancing assistance
  • Contingency planning and options analysis
  • Sponsor/lender negotiation assistance

Transaction and Post-Completion Support:

NCLT Process

  • Resolution plan preparation:
    • Detailed business plan and market review Valuation and business/scenario modelling
    • Investment exit option analysis
    • Negotiation and deal execution support
  • Where pre-insolvency services have not been provided: Appointment as resolution professionals:
    • Independent evaluation of resolution plans (bid advisory)
    • Process advisory
    • Investigations under section 29A

Post-Completion Support

  • Operational and monitoring support:
    • Performance improvement plan implementation
    • Ongoing financial review and reporting role (Cash flow monitoring)
    • Corporate governance assessment and improvement
  • Accounting/financial reporting assistance
  • Refinancing and sell-side services
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Restructuring Advisory

Helping companies, financial sponsors, lenders, creditors and other stakeholders involved in challenging situations and distressed transactions.

Restructuring Advisory

Valuation Advisory

Valuation and consulting for financial reporting, federal, state and local tax, investment and risk management purposes.

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