Corporate Finance

We offer a full range of Corporate Finance services, from origination and execution of M&A projects through the execution of Debt Advisory and Capital Markets Advisory services.

M&A Advisory

We advise on all aspects of sell-side and buy-side transactions.  1602 is fully equipped to advise clients on transactions, ranging from auctions to exclusive one-on-one situations.

Our M&A services include advice on:

  • Acquisitions
  • Mergers
  • Divestments
  • Management buy-outs/buy-ins
  • Strategic alliances/joint ventures.

Through leveraging our extensive network, insights and sector knowledge, we work proactively to originate ideas that help our clients to realize their strategic aspirations.

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Debt Advisory & Restructuring

The 1602 team has extensive experience in debt raising and structuring assignments.  

We help to achieve the best possible outcome in structuring across the spectrum of debt products and negotiating the best conditions for our clients.

Our activities include advise on:

  • Funding, fund raising
  • Lender negotiations and lending documentation
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Private placements, mezzanine, alternative financing
  • Refinancing existing debt
  • Distressed and special situations

Capital Markets Advisory

Our Capital Markets Advisory professionals provide independent and objective advice on crucial capital market judgments, while preparing for or going through an IPO or listing process.

Our activities includes:

  • Project coordination
  • Practical advice on the IPO process—helping facilitate the transaction and reduce risks
  • Acting as a sounding board on a range of key topics, such as the equity story, investor targeting, stock exchange selection. 


Our professionals provide a broad spectrum of valuation services to our clients.

Valuations may involve numbers, but number crunching is just part of the equation. The real challenge is bringing together business, legal and technical knowledge, combined with research skills, to arrive at a valuation that all parties agree is fair.

When you need an independent valuation – accounting standards, litigation, commercial or tax purposes – our team of experts can help.

We also provide expert valuations for litigation purposes, matrimonial, professional negligence and assessment of loss and disputed transactions.