MERIT, in the context of the investment banking sector offers a wide range of services related to IPO's, capital increases, mergers & acquisitions, fund raising and financial restructuring, business planning and valuations. More specifically, MERIT provides the following services to corporate customers:

1. Capital Market services

1.1. Advisory and underwriting services
MERIT offers advisory and underwriting services for the issuance and provision of shares to institutional and non institutional investors. More specifically it provides the following:

1.2. Underwriting of bond issuance
MERIT offers advisory services for the organization and sale of corporate bonds, both convertible and non convertible.

2. Advisory services

2.1. Mergers & Acquisitions
MERIT provides services to identify and locate potential targets for M&As and undertakes the valuation to determine fair market value and specific terms of the transaction. It offers a comprehensive range of services which cover the full transactional spectrum, including the following:

  • Identify and analyse target companies
  • Valuation - determination of fair exchange value of shares
  • Locate required capital for financing the transaction
  • Determine the strategic and organisational consequences of the M&A
  • Coordinate legal and financial due diligence
  • Participate in and advise on the negotiation process
  • Advise on terms and conditions of contract agreement
  • Monitor the transaction to closing
  • Monitor compliance issues of the closing

2.2. Fund raising and financial restructuring
Determine the financial needs of our customers, based on their strategic and long-term prospectives, act as advisor to locate financing through own/borrowed capital sources, as well as restructuring of existing obligations. In this area MERIT provides the following:

  • Determination of the most suitable financial structure
  • Fund raising through strategic investors, capital markets and financial institutions
  • Issuance of corporate bonds
  • Re-financing of existing financial obligations
  • Negotiation of existing loans

2.3. Business planning
Preparation of business plan for our corporate customers for the purpose of informing the executive management or potential investors/lenders. In this area MERIT provides the following:

  • Segmentation and analysis of business sectors
  • Industry and competition analysis
  • Determination of positioning in the industry
  • Determination and evaluation of corporate strategy
  • SWOT analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Examination of organisation structure
  • Determination of investment plan
  • Preparation of financial forecast

2.4. Valuation
Realisation of corporate valuation. In this context is achieved through the use of the following internationally approved methods:

  • Discounted Cash Flow analysis
  • Comparable listed companies
  • Precedent transactions, etc

Since 1999, Merit Securities has been offering underwriting / sub-underwriting services to companies for their listing in the stock exchange and for share capital increases of companies already listed in the ASE.

The following companies have received underwriting / sub-underwriting services from Merit Securities:

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