Capital and Debt Advisory

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Welcome to Capital and Debt Advisory (CDA).

The capital life cycle

We provide you with sector focused corporate finance advice throughout the capital life cycle. Our Capital Agenda strategy puts your capital needs at the heart of what we do and focuses on the issues that matter most to you. Our market leading knowledge and expertise can help you make better and more informed decisions about how to strategically manage your capital and transactions in a changing world.

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Capital Life cycle

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Capital Agenda

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Our services

We provide strategic advice and support in the following key areas:

Government, Infrastructure & Energy

We can create a tailored offering that integrates Infrastructure Advisory, Tax and Audit services and provide you with a fully integrated, one-firm solution.


We advise on the entire project life cycle, from bidding and raising initial finance through to refinancing, contract negotiations, assets sales, capital reorganisation and equity raising.

Capital Markets

Lead by Luke Reeve, previously the Head of Private Capital Markets for EMEA at HSBC, our Capital Markets team contains industry leaders from top-tier investment banks. We use our extensive experience to create competitive environments and provide you with truly independent advice.


We have advised on a range of transactions throughout the capital market spectrum. This includes Public Bonds, Retail Bonds and US Private Placements where we are leaders in Europe for non-agented transactions.

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Leverage and Private Equity

Our leverage finance team has over 30 years’ worth of experience advising on a vast range of capital products in many situations.


Our team has vast experience and knowledge of structuring and sourcing a range of alternative capital products ranging from debt funds and unitranche finance through to retail bonds and asset backed securitisation.

Mid Market Corporate

EY Capital & Debt Advisory has advised heavily in the mid-market/corporate space, across a range of sectors and debt structure. Our team contains a number of ex-Corporate bankers who are connected to latest debt pricing trends, quantum and structures to ensure we deliver value additive advice to our clients.

Asset Based Lending

Our team has strong experience in Asset Based Lending with members of the team having worked or been on secondment to leading ABL providers. EY Capital & Debt Advisory has strong credentials in pre-lend diligence and exit planning work, origination and structuring plus deal execution in ABL. The team has worked on a number of >£200m pan-European ABL deals and also advised a number of ABL providers on their own capital structures.


The Capital & Debt Advisory team has strong credentials in debt restructurings, including covenant resets and cures, debt for equity swaps and recapitalisations. The team is well connected to all bank risk teams and works effectively in multi-stakeholder situations to ensure optimal solutions for all parties.

Secured Real Estate Finance

Our team has strong experience providing debt brokerage services, arranging secured debt (senior bank debt, whole loan and mezzanine finance) for the acquisition or refinancing of real estate investments, developments or entities owning real estate. Please click here for more information


Our credentials

Our CDA team was established in 2008 to provide strategic, objective and robust advice to clients across all aspects of their capital structure and financing strategy. Since then we have grown to a team of 60 advisors globally, and successfully helped many businesses deliver on their capital objectives. Find out more about some of the projects we have successfully undertaken.

Why work with us?

As our credentials below show, our Capital and Debt Advisory (CDA) team is experienced in leading complex financings and transactions across a range of sectors and debt products.

Our clients can draw on a talented pool of bankers and financial analysts within CDA, as well as our sector teams across the globe, market data platforms, and expertise from our other service areas including Tax, Assurance and Advisory.

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We combine our knowledge and expertise with a relationship building approach to help you identify and implement suitable solutions to your capital and debt challenges.

We also work closely with a wide range of lenders – both traditional banks and non-bank funders – on deals of varying size. This means we fully understand credit and debt market trends and challenges, and how these can affect your business.

Additionally, our team is client, rather than deal, driven. As independent bank and capital market advisors we are not product led or lending return focussed and can concentrate on providing impartial, value added solutions to suit your needs.