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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) offers investment banking services with access to a global network of mergers & acquisitions, debt capital markets, and equity capital markets professionals combining deep industry knowledge with a middle-market focus.


Drawing on industry knowledge and leveraging an extensive global network, the mergers & acquisitions team of Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) provides independent, objective sector-focused advice on transactions which achieve strategic growth objectives through acquisition or realize inherent value through various monetization strategies. We also help C-suite executives and boards evaluate strategic alternatives in the context of transactions. We assist clients with the following transactions:

  • Full enterprise sales
  • Division/subsidiary spin-offs and divestitures
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Going private transactions
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • LBOs and recapitalizations
  • Cross-border deals
  • Distressed M&A (363 sales)
  • Acquisitions
  • Management buyouts

Debt capital markets

Our debt capital markets team helps organizations raise debt capital, advises on capital structure transactions, and executes complex balance sheet restructurings. The team has decades of experience guiding clients through capital events and understands the dynamics of every layer of the capital structure. We can help you secure financing across the capital structure for the following capital events:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Leveraged buyouts (LBOs)
  • Growth financings
  • Refinancings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Amendments
  • Consents and exchanges
  • Bankruptcies

Equity capital markets

Our equity capital markets (ECM) team helps businesses prepare for and access the capital markets, with a focus on equity and equity-linked products. ECM provides a wide range of services to both private and public companies, delivering an independent perspective to boards and management teams on all elements of deal preparation, process and execution and after-market considerations. Our team leverages nearly 20 years of bookrun, lead-managed deal experience to provide a full spectrum of advisory services across ECM products and equity strategy, including:

  • Private capital raises
  • IPOs
  • Follow-on/secondary offerings
  • Monetization strategies
  • Convertible debt/call spreads
  • Acquisition financing strategies
  • Capital return strategies and messaging

Our ECM team can provide prospective issuers with beneficial context and leverage with respect to:

  • Market conditions
  • Timing considerations
  • Wall Street messaging and communication
  • Underwriting syndicates/ structures
  • Fee/pricing structures
  • Private capital raising

Services are offered through Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC, a broker-dealer affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP and member of FINRA.

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