Deloitte Global Debt and Capital Advisory Services

Align. Leverage. Execute…

Different strategies cannot succeed in isolation, making it essential to align the Corporate and Financing strategies in a way that truly enhances shareholder value. Deloitte Global Debt and Capital Advisory Services not only delivers innovative Financing strategies to clients, it also ensures that they are aligned with the Corporate strategies to be seamlessly leveraged and expertly executed. 

While the Corporate Strategy determines the long-term direction of an organisation and focuses on balancing organic and acquisitive growth, it cannot achieve its objectives without a supporting Financing Strategy to ensure adequate capital provision for its implementation.

A comprehensive Financing Strategy is imperative in identifying a target range of debt; defining optimal debt and equity structures; outlining the sources, types, maturity profile, currency mix and financial risks of the funding structure; and determining the financial risk management strategy.


Determining an organisation’s optimal level of debt and its structure is a complex balancing act that needs to take into account variables including:

  • the business and industry cycle
  • macro-economic and micro-industry factors
  • the company’s forecast earnings and cash flows
  • the investment opportunity set facing it
  • banking and capital markets conditions.

Deloitte Global Debt and Capital Advisory Services integrates all of these variables to determine the optimal credit profile of the firm. Armed with this insight, the client is able to achieve optimal capital and debt structures to enhance financial flexibility.

Our Key Focus Areas

Strategic Capital Advisory Services
Financing products and solutions 

Corporates are always striving to optimise their capital and debt structures. Deloitte assists by advising clients on diversifying the sources, types, currencies, maturities, and credit priorities of their borrowings. This enables the client to confidently manage the constant trade-offs between debt costs, balance sheet flexibility, efficient collateral utilisation and financing liquidity risk.

Total financing costs often go beyond interest charges and funders’ fees, and include balance sheet inflexibility, market risks and a lack of funding liquidity. Deloitte delivers a deep understanding of the financial markets, its key participants and the process that, together with strong execution skills, are required to reduce issuance, borrowing and hedging costs and optimise the quality of a client’s balance sheet.

Global Markets Advisory Services
Derivatives and other non-financing products

World-class global markets transaction management (i.e. interest rate, FX, commodity and other derivative products) benefits from the Deloitte Advisory team’s proactive, hands-on approach. This ensures our clients retain control of every element of the process from scoping and vendor selection, through structuring, pricing and benchmarking, and concluding with execution and its verification.

Our Approach

Identifying, Arranging and Executing Financing Solutions

Successful debt financing requires a specialised process, which Deloitte carries out in two distinct phases.

Phase 1 is the Strategic Phase where, together with the client, we determine the goals and objectives of the organisation and work to ensure that the appropriate financing solution is pursued.

Phase 2 includes Modelling, Arranging and Execution, which covers everything from designing and constructing a debt specific financial model, identifying the best placed funder(s) to provide the optimal solution and arranging the debt, to advising on and assisting in negotiations of transactional agreements.

For more information on how Deloitte Global Debt and Capital Advisory Services can add value to your strategic, financing and operational plans, contact:

Johnathan Godden

Johnathan Godden

CEO – Deloitte Capital

Johnathan leads the South African Corporate Finance business. Prior to joining Deloitte Financial Advisory, Johnathan was a partner in PwC’s Corporate Finance division specialising in M&A and debt adv... More

Brad McDermott

Brad McDermott

Head – Debt and Capital Advisory Services

Brad spent 11 years with Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Bank primarily within the Structured Finance Division, focusing on debt solutions for corporate and institutional clients. In the last... More