Corporate finance

Growing your business through mergers and acquisition, raising finance or looking to join public markets requires specialist advice. UHY Azerbaijan provides a full range of corporate finance services, from initial assessment of strategy through to deal completion. In-depth knowledge of industry sectors and markets provides valuable insight into specific opportunities and risks for your company.

Our Corporate finance team assists clients to develop an acquisition approach, identify targets or interested parties, instigate negotiations and help conclude transactions. Being an independent member of UHY International, UHY Azerbaijan is well-placed to provide advice and local knowledge to assist with foreign acquisitions and sales.

Helping maximise value from your business

If you are looking to sell your business or plan an exit strategy, UHY Azerbaijan can help you with initial preparation, valuation and marketing to potential investors, negotiation through to tax minimisation and investment planning. Clients considering a public offering can draw on the extensive experience within UHY member firms of listings on stock markets around the world.

Corporate finance services provided by UHY Azerbaijan include:

  • Business valuations;
  • Determination of the market capitalization;
  • Computation of rates (Cost of equity, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC));
  • Capital structure management; 
  • Raising finance;
  • Financial restructuring;
  • Negotiations and vendor protections;
  • IPOs/flotation;
  • Management buy-outs/ins;
  • Key management incentive schemes;
  • Succession planning and development;
  • Preparing businesses for sale;
  • Exit strategies.

Corporate governance and risk management

Businesses and organizations are expected to comply with increasingly stringent governance not only to satisfy regulators but to demonstrate a commitment to best practice to wider stakeholders and investors.

Through UHY Azerbaijan and through the UHY network, clients are able to readily access expertise on corporate governance and risk management issues across borders and benefit from insight into global legislative and regulatory trends. Many clients choose to outsource their governance and secretarial administration to UHY member firms, benefitting from direct access to professional advisers, increased efficiency and cost savings. Working with specialists in the field also enables you to focus your efforts on developing your business with the assurance that your statutory obligations are being complied with.

Understanding risk at every level

UHY Azerbaijan helps clients understand and mitigate the risks they face in areas such as regulatory change, new legislation and threats to political instability. We are able to offer sector-specific expertise in areas such as financial services and commodities.

Our experts also work with businesses and organizations to build resilience and to embed good risk management practices. Extensive experience of Sarbanes-Oxley across the UHY network firms ensures clients can access guidance and advice on specific aspects, or receive step-by-step compliance support.

Corporate recovery and insolvency

Challenging economic times inevitably leads to a greater risk of companies encountering financial difficulties. At times of often intense pressure for business leaders, UHY Azerbaijan is able to provide clients with the assurance of dealing with approachable experts with commercial awareness, practical skills and understanding to help navigate the best course of action.

Experience of business recovery across a wide variety of industries and circumstances enables specialists to provide an early assessment of potential solutions to your problems, whether a sudden reduction in cash flow or an unpaid debt from a major customer.

Innovative solutions to difficult problems

Winding up a business is very much regarded as a last resort and, wherever possible, we will look to provide advice on rescuing or restructuring a company to help it return to profitability. What can appear to be an intractable situation can often be resolved through a restructuring of a bank and equity finance or rescheduling of debts.

Our partners are able to respond swiftly to help a company in trouble, often buying valuable time and breathing space to work through a solution. The breadth of knowledge across sectors and geographies means UHY Azerbaijan and UHY member firms are well-placed to identify opportunities for disposals where suitable to help reduce debts or provide working capital. Working in partnership with property experts and lawyers ensures maximum value is achieved from business assets.

In circumstances where companies are unable to continue within their existing form, the advice is provided on the most suitable options available including administration, liquidation and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs).

Assisting creditors

When clients are at risk from financial problems affecting a major customer, partner or supplier, specialist staff are able to provide practical advice on the range of options available to recover debts or protect assets.

Where necessary, advice can be provided on instigating insolvency procedures and clients represented at creditors’ meetings. The reach of the UHY global network means our firms also have experience of recovering debts in jurisdictions throughout the world.

Our services include:

  • Corporate turnaround;
  • Asset protection or repossession;
  • Developing or implementing good management practices;
  • Refinancing;
  • Valuations;
  • Debt management;
  • Insolvency planning.