Our Business

Financing Advisory Practice


The fusion of financial experience, industry knowledge, extensive Wall Street relationships and Natixis’ financing platform enables Peter J. Solomon Company to provide sound advice to companies contemplating accessing the public or private capital markets.


Public Market Financings

We advise clients who are considering accessing the public capital markets. We guide clients through critical structuring and market issues as they execute bank financings, leveraged loans, high-yield bond offerings, IPOs, secondary equity offerings or structured equity transactions. Our reputation in this area has allowed us to work collaboratively with Wall Street’s top underwriters for the benefit of our clients. We also may draw upon the expertise and market capabilities of Natixis, where appropriate, in the debt capital markets and with regard to strategic equity transactions such as stock backed financing strategies or accelerated share repurchase programs.

In our role as the client’s advisor throughout a public markets financing, we provide guidance in a number of key areas including: 

  • Analyzing financing alternatives and recommending appropriate financing structures 
  • Identifying potential underwriters and selecting the managing underwriters 
  • Advising our client on the terms of the offering, including size of the offering, pricing and covenants 
  • Monitoring market conditions 


Private Placements

Acting as an agent in a private placement of senior debt, subordinated debt or equity, we capitalize on our extensive relationships with asset-based lenders, insurance companies, mezzanine funds, hedge funds and private equity firms to raise highly structured capital for acquisitions, fixed asset expansions, special situations, or recapitalizations. Private placement transactions typically range from $50 to $150 million. 

Case Study

Zale Corporation PJSC was hired to pursue a refinancing of the Company’s Term Loan to minimize interest costs, enhance available liquidity and improve financial flexibility.
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Case Study

Quiksilver PJSC was hired to raise additional capital in order to recapitalize Quiksilver’s balance sheet and preserve value for equity.
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