Corporate finance specialists: No stone unturned.

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Our story

In simple terms we are an independent corporate finance specialist with a focus on debt and M&A. But our strengths go much further than that. We’re a business built on tenacity and ambition. The tenacity to challenge rigid methods and standard solutions. The ambition to offer something distinctive and better.

Drawing on extensive specialist expertise in real estate, renewable & flexible energy and economic and social infrastructure, we have the knowledge and agility to uncover opportunities others don’t see. We continuously explore smarter ways to structure transactions so they deliver greater value – whichever side of the table you’re on.

Most importantly of all, we work at the centre, not the edge, of every transaction we do, managing the process from inception to financial close. Diligent, supportive and resourceful, we’re there with you – leaving no stone unturned to get the best possible deal done, to everyone’s satisfaction.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

“Absolutely understand our sector”
“Best execution I've ever seen”
“They genuinely represent our interests”

What we do

In the field of finance, the old saying that there’s ‘more than one way to skin a cat’ still holds true. Sadly, that’s not the view that many in our industry take. The result is an uninspiring way of working that fails to maximise opportunities or deliver real value.

We work differently. Utilising our vast experience, we aim to find smarter ways to fund and structure deals and debt financings to your best advantage. After all, isn’t that exactly what corporate finance specialists are supposed to do?

Going above and beyond
Introducing borrowers to lenders or buyers to sellers is only part of the story. Success depends on bringing deals to fruition. There’s a skill to that, which is where our experience and expertise comes in. Diligent and tenacious, we closely manage every deal we do: supporting, advising and resolving to ensure that each deal closes on time and on budget – leaving no stone unturned

Debt Advisory and Execution
We give careful thought to our clients' objectives and advise on the funding possibilities specific to a client’s situation. With access to both banks and institutional investors we find the optimal funding solution. Within our debt advisory and execution business it is our extensive relationships with debt providers that differentiates us from competitors. Our typical scope of work includes:
  • Building the financial model

  • Advising on appropriate financing structure, security package and repayment profile

  • Analysing the various rating methodologies, likely outcomes and selection of rating agency counterparty. Coordinate the rating process if required

  • Advising on target lenders be it banks or institutional investors

  • Preparation of IM and term sheets

  • Negotiation of terms with potential lenders

  • Managing and coordinating borrower’s and lender’s advisors and due diligence process

  • Obtaining credit approved terms from lenders

  • Advice on implications of any existing hedging and assessment of hedging options

  • Coordinate preparation of finance documents and CP’s alongside legal advisers to allow closing and settlement


  • Buy-side M&A
    We support financial sponsors on identifying suitable off market opportunities through our strong networks and extensive sector expertise. Our knowledge of the various approaches to valuation used by different bidders provides a competitive edge to our clients when in a competitive bidding process. We then deliver best in class execution to maximise the probability of a successful transaction close by:
  • Developing a deal plan and timetable

  • Building the financial model and delivering comprehensive valuation papers

  • Managing and coordinating the due diligence process with each DD adviser

  • Analysing the vendor business plan and supporting the development of a bankable buy-side business plan

  • Preparation of investment committee papers

  • Negotiating the M&A documentation suite, including SPA, ECL, W&I Insurance, etc.

  • Providing bid strategy and deal tactical advice in relation to the sellers



  • Sell-side M&A
    We support sellers of assets by utilising our buyer relationships to run a competitive process that maximises value. Understanding and positioning the business case of the target is essential for maximising the proceeds to the seller and increasing market liquidity. We work closely with the seller’s management team to ensure we present a robust business plan of the existing business as well as identifying near term growth opportunities.

    For sell side mandates our typical scope of work includes:

  • Help with the hiring of the VDD advisers and coordinating the overall VDD process

  • Working with the management team and VDD advisers to prepare high quality sales materials

  • Building a financial model that reflects the sellers’ business plan and provides adaptability for the buyers’ analysis

  • During the preparatory phase of the sale process, we engage with a target group of potential investors to communicate key messages supporting the vendor business plan

  • During the pre-marketing phase, we reach out to a wider pool of investors to communicate the key investment highlights and an overview of the asset to the market

  • During the competitive bidding phases, we assist potential buyers with everything they need to provide credible binding offers including coordinating the Q&A process as well as the various expert and management sessions



  • Sectors we cover

    IDCM focuses on traditional infrastructure businesses such as regulated and non regulated utilities, oil and gas midstream, digital infrastructure, ports and other transport. We see continued demand for these type of assets due to significant growth in the quantum of capital that infrastructure investors’ are looking to deploy in this sector.

    • Regulated Utilities
    • District Heating
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Smart Meters
    • Oil & Gas, LNG
    • Ports & Ferries
    • Rolling Stock and Rail
    • Airports
    • Infra Asset Leasing
    • Telecoms & Fibre

    Associated British Ports - Ports

    £50,000,000 / Senior Secured Fixed Rate Notes due 2042
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    Pennon - Utilities

    £125,000,000 / Senior Unsecured Bilateral Loan due 2031
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    IDCM has assisted a wide range of borrowers in the Real Estate sector with a focus on alternative assets where our unique added value is in our ability to structure and arrange secured and unsecured transactions that suit and rely on the particular features of a borrower’s business model rather than traditional asset backed financing solutions.

    • Primary Care Properties
    • Student Accommodation
    • Hotels
    • PRS
    • Commercial Property
    • Data Centres
    • Landed Estates

    Primary Health Properties - Irish Primary Care Centres

    €51,000,000 / Senior Secured Fixed Rate Notes due 2028 and 2030
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    Stenprop REIT - UK Multi-Let Industrial Portfolio

    £66,500,000 / Fixed Rate Term Loan due 2027
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    We have been leading pioneers in the development of both equity and debt financing solutions to the Renewable & Flexible Energy sector for over a decade. As early as 2011, we structured and arranged the first ever solar bond, refinancing two UK ground mounted assets. Since then we have worked with a large number of management teams raising both equity and debt capital for different renewable & flexible energy technologies.

    • Solar PV
    • Onshore Wind
    • Biogas / Biomass
    • Energy from Waste
    • Hydro
    • Grid Balancing
    • Battery Storage
    • EV Charging

    Albion Capital – UK Onshore Wind, Hydro and Rooftop Solar Portfolio

    £56,800,000 / Senior Secured RPI and Fixed Rate Loans due 2034
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    Talesun Energy - Italian Solar PV Portfolio

    €40,000,000 / Senior Secured Fixed Rate Bond due 2032
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    We work tirelessly to raise funding for borrowers that are able to offer investors certainty of income and have a socially responsible investment angle. Our pragmatic and ‘can do attitude’ has seen us deliver the first long dated institutional loan in the listed care home REIT sector.

    • Schools
    • Universities
    • NHS Trusts
    • Supported Social Housing
    • Care Homes

    Triple Point Social Housing REIT – Supported Social Housing

    £68,500,000 / Senior Secured Fixed Rate Notes due 2028 and 2033
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    Target Healthcare REIT – UK Care Homes

    £50,000,000 / Senior Secured Fixed Rate Term Loan due 2032
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    • Regulated Utilities
    • District Heating
    • Energy Efficiency
    • Smart Meters
    • Oil & Gas, LNG
    • Ports & Ferries
    • Rolling Stock and Rail
    • Airports
    • Infra Asset Leasing
    • Telecoms & Fibre
    • Primary Care Properties
    • Student Accommodation
    • Hotels
    • PRS
    • Commercial Property
    • Data Centres
    • Landed Estates
    • Solar PV
    • Onshore Wind
    • Biogas / Biomass
    • Energy from Waste
    • Hydro
    • Grid Balancing
    • Battery Storage
    • EV Charging
    • Schools
    • Universities
    • NHS Trusts
    • Supported Social Housing
    • Care Homes

    Who we work with

    Why we’re different

    We’re passionate

    With big ambitions and the highest standards.

    We’re tenacious

    Providing the best answers, not the easiest ones.

    We’re diligent

    Backing-up what we say with clear evidence and specialist expertise.

    We’re unwavering

    Supporting our clients and each other, however tough it gets.

    We’re connected

    Drawing on our extensive experience and strong networks to find better solutions.

    We’re imaginative

    Going beyond the expected to offer something fresh and interesting.

    Our team

    IDCM Limited is an appointed representative of Boston and Alexander LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    IDCM will from time to time team up with other specialist firms including Guy Butler, who are an independent institutional credit specialist that trades fixed income securities and a shareholder in IDCM.

    Contact us

    IDCM Limited
    12a Upper Berkeley Street
    Marylebone, London
    W1H 7QE

    Tel: +44 (0)20 3542 3920
    Email: info@idcm.eu.com

    IDCM Limited is incorporated and registered in England and Wales under registered number 9101952. Registered office: 12a Upper Berkeley Street, London, England, W1H 7QE.

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