Corporate Finance

Our expertise includes:

  • Capital structure
  • Yields and consolidation
  • Buy back of own equity interests
  • Options and warrants
  • Convertible obligations
  • Financial assistance
  • Capital structure tax matters.

How can we help?
We have many years of experience in advising on the legal, financing and strategic aspects of corporate finance transactions.

Our client portfolio includes Danish and international companies, banks, investment banks, financing companies, private equity houses and venture companies.

To ensure our clients the most efficient process and the best result we work closely with our clients' financial advisers, investment banks and lawyers in other jurisdictions.

Common challenges
The financial crisis affected the level of corporate finance transactions. While the market is showing signs of improvement, there is still a shortage of financing options and the lenders have increased focus on potential risks. Moreover, transactions have become more complex and are subject to tighter deadlines, and new actors challenge the financial market.

Businesses require experienced advisers capable of rendering both legal and strategic solutions.

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Our ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2017
-  Banking and finance

What the team is known for Highly regarded finance team acting on behalf of banks, private equity houses and large corporates, including international companies on all aspects of acquisition finance. Recognised for its expertise on financing in the energy sector, including projects and restructurings involving renewables and oil and gas. Other areas of specialism include asset finance, high-yield bond work and regulatory issues.

Strengths One client stressed the clarity and user-friendly nature of the service: "They are extremely user-friendly, responsive and efficient. They do not over-engineer things and were clear and succinct with their advice. I was extremely impressed with their service."

Responsiveness was another quality mentioned by clients: "They provide good and quick service. They are very responsive and get back to you right away, being good at keeping to deadlines."

Work highlights Assisted Cembrit Group with the financing of a DKK1.1 billion transaction.

Assisted DSVM Group with a refinancing following its acquisition by a group of Danish financial institutions, including FIH, PKA, Maj Invest and LD.

Significant clients Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, BNP Paribas, DNB Bank, Handelsbanken.

Notable practitioners 
Morten Krogsgaard specialises in securitisation and debt financing amongst a wide range of other banking and finance transactions. His recent work includes advising large Danish banks on a series of acquisition financings. One client states: "He is superbly intelligent, skilled and business-minded." The same source also liked Krogsgaard's "more laid-back" approach in the way that "he delivers results."

Chambers and Partners Europe, Banking and Finance

Chambers - Firm Logo SH lille

Chambers Global Rating 2017
-  Banking and finance

Morten Krogsgaard specialises in securitisation and debt financing amongst a wide range of other banking and finance transactions. His recent work includes advising large Danish banks on a series of acquisition financings. One client states: "He is superbly intelligent, skilled and business-minded." The same source also liked Krogsgaard's "more laid-back" approach to the way that "he delivers results."

Chambers and Partners Global, Banking & Finance

IFLR1000

IFLR1000 Rating 2016
-  Banking and finance

"Bech-Bruun are very professional,” says one client. “They are always doing a solid, thorough job, reverting quickly back to us.” Another adds: “Excellent. They are solution-oriented and pragmatic."

The banking and finance team bolstered its ranks this year with addition of partner Steen Puch Holm-Larsen to the line-up. This helped boost the practice, which is especially known for its work in acquisition finance and bond financing.

One example of this saw the firm advising the Solix Group on the financing for its acquisition of the Cembrit Group. Led by partner Morten Krogsgaard, this work was especially notable as the deal was structured to be paid in three tranches. Krogsgaard was again the key partner involved when the team assisted Credit Suisse on the Danish aspects of the $50 million royalty bond issuance by Zealand. This was the first ever royalty bond issued by a Danish company and involved a non-dilutive and non-recourse bond financing backed by 86.5% of the future annual royalties - and other payments which the company is entitled to - on lixisenatide – a drug used to treat diabetes – as a stand-alone product under its license agreement with Sanofi.

IFLR 1000, Banking and finance

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2017
-  Banking and finance

Bech-Bruun’s ‘efficient’ team provides ‘an extremely high level of service’ covering matters including asset finance, acquisition finance and regulatory work. ‘Service-minded’ practice head Morten Krogsgaard advised HSH Nordbank on financing of the Vandel photovoltaic project. David Moalem has been advising a number of Danish financial institutions regarding the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFiD II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). The team also includes Thomas Thordal Sevelsted and Steen Jensen.

Legal 500, Banking and Finance

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