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Debt Advisory

Debt Advisory

Helping you to identify the right sources of financing across the spectrum of debt products and then execute them.

Helping identify the right sources of financing across debt products and execute them.

It’s crucial that a company’s financing is aligned with and helps to deliver its strategic ambitions. Our Debt Advisory team has a long track record of advising companies through the cycle of developing and executing their financing strategies. 

We have an experienced, market-leading independent debt advisory team focused on delivering the best financing outcomes for clients – whether it’s refinancing existing debt, funding a growth strategy, raising capital to support M&A or an IPO, or dealing with financial stress.  

Our team of 30 debt professionals across the UK provides dedicated regional coverage and is complemented by KPMG’s global debt advisory network and other specialists within KPMG member firms.  

In the last two years, the UK team has advised on more than £60 billion of financing across the spectrum of bank, alternative lender and debt capital markets. This experience and market presence gives relevant, up-to-date knowledge of the range of debt options.  

Our expertise

We have expertise across a number debt markets including:

  • Bank facilities – club, syndicated and bilateral
  • Debt capital markets – public institutional bonds, retail bonds, hybrid capital and convertible bonds, agented and bilateral private placements 
  • Alternative lenders
  • Leveraged finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Real estate finance 
  • Structured finance 

How we can help

Our experienced Debt Advisory team can help achieve the best possible outcomes in identifying the right sources of financing across the spectrum of debt products and then help you to execute them.

Capital structure planning

Align capital structure with long-term strategic objectives.

Funding options and alternatives

Undertake a detailed credit assessment and debt capacity analysis, assessing market-based funding options and advising on potential available terms.

Debt raising and refinancing

Advise on the structuring and assist with the execution of debt facilities across all markets.

Acquisition and growth funding 

Develop and execute funding strategies for M&A initiatives, strategic growth opportunities and large capital expenditure projects.

Credit rating evaluation and advisory

Assist in the formal credit rating process, assess likely credit rating outcomes and advise on business and capital management initiatives designed to enhance credit profiles.

Restructuring and negotiation

Help clients manage lender relationships, negotiate covenant adjustments and facility extensions as well as advise on restructuring and recapitalisation options.


Provide ‘arm’s length’ benchmarking of debt levels, terms and pricing for related party transactions such as tax, audit and governance compliance purposes.

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