Financial management refers to the entire process of planning and controlling the use of financial instruments in companies. We advise companies on the planning, monitoring and control of their finance and investments as well as the procurement of funds. We are familiar with the multitude of financing instruments and propose a suitable financing mix to our clients. In addition, we offer our medium-sized clients rating consulting and external controlling.
Financial management: objective and independent advice
Individually tailored capital structure
Rather than using standard finance solutions, an individual and optimised capital structure is developed and implemented for each company (including terms and conditions, reporting requirements and structure of finance partners).
Integrated finance solutions
IfW objectively analyses the advantages and drawbacks of financing options and creates financial models with integrated capital structures.
Analysis of the finance structures improves the transparency of the company’s own risk situation and provides the basis for open communication with the borrower’s banks.
IfW does not act as an investor so it is able to advise the company independently, without any conflict of interest.
We advise companies independently and without conflict of interest when raising equity or debt capital. Based on a careful analysis of the company’s current finance structure, we develop an individually tailored capital structure that takes future capital requirements into account. The advantages and drawbacks of individual finance options are presented objectively. We support our clients in selecting suitable equity or debt capital providers, assist them in negotiations with finance partners and monitor implementation of the funding.
Objective advice on corporate financing
Companies can use a large number of possible financing instruments. Choosing the right instruments is not easy. Therefore, IfW examines possibilities for optimisation and advises on the selection of suitable financing instruments and partners. Our services include
Integrated corporate planning
Credit institutions determine their customers’ credit rating category by means of corporate customer rating. The impact of this is a reason for many companies to examine whether their corporate finance is sustainable or whether more attractive finance can be achieved through adjustments.
We support our clients in improving their rating as follows:
IfW regards controlling as a cross-functional control instrument for coordinating planning, control and information supply. We use external controlling to prepare analyses and financial reports and support our clients in their corporate planning.
Our external controlling services