Managing Credit Ratings during an M&A I

Managing Credit Ratings during an M&A I

Gurdip continues his explanation of steps to take in order to maintain a company's credit rating during an acquisition. This video covers RES/RAS decision, preparing the ratings pack, the rating agency meeting and ultimately the rating agency decision.
Overview

This video outlines the last four steps in the credit rating acquisition process. This includes an initial consideration of the RES/RAS product. Secondly, the relevant parties must prepare a ratings pack, which includes the overall timetable. Upon completion, the next step is the meeting with the agency, before finally receiving a credit rating.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify steps 4-7 in the credit rating acquisition process

  • What are the key areas of focus of the agency analysts?

  • What are the main reasons to have a ratings strategy at the start of an acquisition process?

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Gurdip Dhami

Gurdip Dhami

Gurdip has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has had roles in corporate treasury, risk management, debt capital markets, debt advisory, ratings advisory and financial reporting. During this time, Gurdip has worked at Standard Chartered Bank, JPMorgan and RBS. He is currently a Non Executive Director, writer and trainer.

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