When do clients seek our advice?

Clients seek our market-leading strategic, M&A, debt and equity related and/or restructuring advisory services in a range of situations:
Public mergers and takeovers 
We have a track record of advising on the highest profile and most complicated public mergers and acquisitions; we are specialists in transactions governed by the UK Takeover Code.
Defence advisory
We are frequently asked to advise clients following a takeover approach, in particular one that is unsolicited or hostile. In anticipation of the possibility of such approach, we often help listed clients think about the best ways to prepare.
Divestitures or acquisitions
We advise on a wide range of other public and private company sell-side and buy-side transactions, as well as demergers and spin-offs.
Debt and equity acquisition financing

Where transactions require the raising of debt and/or equity, we advise on how best to finance or refinance the deal.

Joint ventures and other strategic agreements
We help clients develop and agree a range of other strategic business solutions.
Capital structure reviews
We undertake standalone capital structure reviews, which may involve advising on refinancing and/or renegotiation of debt facilities, discussions with rating agencies or introducing new investors.
Complex restructurings

We help to protect the interests of a company, shareholder, creditor or other key stakeholder involved in a complex restructuring, which can often be adversarial.

Fairness opinions
We advise Boards on the terms of proposed transactions, including where appropriate issuing a fairness opinion.

Why Gleacher Shacklock?

Relationship driven
We invest in establishing and nurturing personal, long-term client relationships, always looking beyond the single transaction to help clients achieve wider strategic and financial goals.
Senior commitment
Senior level commitment is at the core of our approach to client service, with dedicated partners and other senior bankers remaining fully involved, at all times. Our relationships hinge on the quality, consistency and familiarity of the team available to our clients.
Trusted, unconflicted advice
We always act in the best interest of our clients and our advice is always independent. We speak plainly and exercise total discretion. We are steadfastly free of product or balance sheet conflicts or short term pressures to execute transactions. We are not market share or transaction driven.
Flexibility of advisory approach
We are equally comfortable advising our clients on an exclusive basis, or working in a complementary and constructive way alongside other financial advisers, corporate brokers or relationship banks.
Offering solutions
We constantly challenge ourselves to be the best and to find the right answer for clients. We bring robust, strategic thinking to every aspect of what we do and how we do it, offering fresh thinking and, ultimately, better ideas. Our track record illustrates our capability and how we have delivered for our clients.
Future focused
We embrace our position, and the role of our clients, in the wider global community, closely concerned with the environmental and social issues that will power a better future. We believe diversity results in better outcomes.

M&A and strategic financial advisory

Track record of helping clients achieve their strategic and financial goals and delivering successful outcomes.

Debt and equity advisory

Creative debt solutions based on an understanding of major debt markets and products together with unconflicted equity markets advice.

Restructuring advisory

Experienced adviser in relation to some of the largest and most complex restructurings and special situations.