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Alternative Financing is Here to Stay

Financial institutions regularly evolve in their effort to stay relevant while Corporate Treasuries seek alternatives to traditional funding sources. These dynamics create a healthy European financing landscape. Traditionally split between 70 percent bank loans and 30 percent public bonds, alternative financing now enjoys increasing market share. Illustrating its rising popularity, 2018 saw 9% year on year growth for direct lending in the European leveraged finance market alone.

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Struggling with the compliance impact of your lease portfolio?

ASC 842 & IFRS16: How big a liability is your lease portfolio?

Three years ago, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) created new accounting standards to replace IAS17 and ASC 840. Although IFRS 16 became effective on 1 January 2019, many companies are still seeking a structured and standardized approach to cope with the amended regulation. Private companies conforming to US GAAP still have some time left before ASC 842 takes effect at the start of 2020.

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The Impact of Carve Outs and Spin Offs on Corporate Treasury

Increase in corporate carve outs and spin offs. From a treasury perspective, the essence of a carve-out project is that the business that is being carved out needs a fully functional and standalone treasury operation upon ‘go-live’. This typically means setting up a dedicated team, processes, systems, cash and liquidity (banking) structure and standalone financing arrangements. But how do you implement a completely new treasury operation under tight timelines that sometimes can be less than 12 months?

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Incubating innovation

Thanks to exponential technological developments, the world is becoming increasingly connected and accessible, in the broadest sense of the word. This is why running nearly any type of business has become more complex and requires a deeper expertise than ever before. Irrespective of its core business, companies need more expertise in the areas of finance, legal, tax, marketing, IT, as well as treasury and risk. This is all the more reason for Zanders to continuously develop new innovative services and solutions with which we can lend companies a helping hand.

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IFRS 16 compliance: incremental borrowing rate calculations driven by digital transformation

A significant change in lease accounting practices is a few months away: all lessors and lessees will have to be compliant with IFRS 16 standards from the start of their next fiscal year (1st of January 2019 or later).

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