Debt Funding Challenges for Business Acquisitions


Getting bank debt for a business acquisition is tricky. Navigating the challenges often requires care and guidance.

Banks in Australia take a cautious view when providing debt to companies wanting to grow by acquiring other businesses. This caution comes from the weight of evidence highlighting many business acquisitions do not proceed as planned and sometimes even fail.

Bank caution, coupled with legal restrictions on the use of the target company assets as security, often create real headaches for company directors.

Content of this webinar will include:
• What information you will need to provide to your bank for business acquisition funding
• What typical terms and conditions banks will apply to acquisition funding
• Why the terms of acquisition debt will be more onerous than normal bank debt
• Restrictions on the use of target companies’ assets as security, and why this creates problems for the bank
• Two bank debt funded acquisition case studies will be reviewed

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
• A better understanding of the challenges of bank funding for business acquisitions
• Risks to company directors and advisers when things go wrong
• Examples of solutions to the challenges that arise

Suited to:
• Accountants & business advisors
• Solicitors and Lawyers
• Business owners
• Company directors and Advisory Board members
• Financial Controllers, CFOs and finance professionals

Presenters Bio's:
Darren Stacey is an Advisory Executive Director with BDO in Brisbane.
He has spent 20 years in commercial banking and has experience in structuring transactions for business and corporate entities in Australia and New Zealand.

Marie Ryan is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Finance Solutions team and has 35 years in finance, covering residential, investment and business lending, credit, training facilitation and operations management. Marie has extensive knowledge of banking and finance industry requirements. She is the Responsible Manager under BDO’s Queensland Australian Credit Licence.

You will be provided with: 
• PowerPoint presentation slide deck 
• Supporting documentation 
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months 
• Q&A Session and the presenters contact details for follow up

  • Webinar Recording
    • PD hours: 1
    Stream this recording multiple times at your convenience.
    • $185.00 incl. GST

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