Products: Venture Capital, Joint Venture, and More

* Acquisition finance/Mergers and Acquisitions – Structuring the financing of cross-border mergers, acquisitions (asset and equity), leveraged buyouts, restructurings and more. * Aircraft/asset finance – Helping purchasers, lenders, lessors and lessees finance aircraft, rolling stock and other big-ticket leasing and financing transactions. * Asset Management – With a great depth and breadth of expertise, we help clients achieve their goals through a wide array of strategies, in every major sector and asset class through various distribution channels. * Project finance – Structuring privatizations, limited recourse and non-recourse finance transactions. * Securitization and structured finance – Advising funds, sponsors, credit enhancers and investors in securitization of a variety of asset classes across multiple jurisdictions.

* Financial and regulatory advice – Using our network to keep current on developments and advising on the practical effects of international regulatory trends. * Loans and credit facilities – Structuring cross-border facilities, secured and unsecured, and trade-financing transactions. * Private Equity – Structuring and organizing new funds, structuring and executing institutional and management-led buyouts, public-to-privates, follow-on acquisitions, IPOs and trade sales. Areas of expertise include traditional private equity, alternative asset funds (e.g., real estate, infrastructure and oil & gas) and hedge funds. * Bank Instruments and Securities – We represent financial institutions and corporate entities in connection with the issuance of bonds, notes, commercial paper, and other capital market instruments. We have deep knowledge in matters related to securities products, securities transfer law, compliance, and financial process intellectual property, among others. We are able to utilize the services of world’s largest securities houses to satisfy your needs. * Bank Proof of Funds – Our bank proof of funds irrevocably confirms funds availability by S.W.I.F.T. or Key Tested Telex from a Major World Money Center Bank. Amounts between $5 Million and $500 Million USD are readily available; larger amounts can be arranged. * Credit Enhancement – We create and place highly structured credit enhancement and targeted risk capital products that provide efficient capital solutions for large investment projects. In each case, the structured product is tailor-made to efficiently mitigate risk and integrated into the overall project financial structure. * Joint Venture – We understand the design, negotiation and implementation of entity structures to accommodate multiple rounds of financing, equity incentives and, most importantly, significant growth. Because we understand the practices and expectations of the venture community, we are equally suited to guide companies planning for venture capital.

Acquisition Finance/Mergers and Acquisitions

Fairwind Trading provides industry-leading expertise in merger, buyout and acquisition financing.

Acquisition, buy out and expansion decisions are often driven by the desire to leverage economies of scale, new technologies, or to enter new markets. At Fairwind Trading we can customize merger and acquisition financial management packages that provide the capital to allow you to grow your combined businesses while the cost savings and productivity increases associated with the merger or buy out may take hold. We provide all elements of the capital structure for merger and acquisition, from senior secured debt to equity.

How to proceed: Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

Aircraft/Asset finance

Fairwind Trading is recognized throughout the world as a premier finance company in the field of asset financing. Members of our Aircraft/Asset Finance Group regularly represent airlines, arrangers, lessors, lessees, lenders, and other participants in a broad range of transactions to finance the acquisition of transportation, manufacturing, high-tech, and industrial equipment.

In particular, we have developed a recognized capability in both tax-based and non-tax based lease financings involving high-value equipment, particularly aircraft. The typical aircraft transaction in which we act involves all aspects in connection with the financing of aircraft, often in multiple jurisdictions, and may also involve support by a governmental export credit agency (ECA).

Through experience, we have accumulated an extensive body of knowledge in the substantive asset finance procedures and laws affecting aircraft and other big-ticket equipment leasing and financing transactions in many developed and developing jurisdictions.

Asset Management Fairwind Trading’s Asset and Wealth Management is one of the leading global providers of investment management products and services. With a great depth and breadth of expertise, we help clients achieve their goals through a wide array of strategies, in every major sector and asset class through various distribution channels.

Our clients include some of the world’s leading corporations, governments, unions, foundations, endowments, mutual funds and high net worth individuals.

Our independent investment firms and brokerages provide asset management service that is responsive to our clients’ needs, transparent in its processes and is consistently working to pursue strong performance and results for clients.

How to proceed: Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

mortgages, credit card receivables and medical equipment leases to government contracts, licensing rights and time-share receivables.

With our broad scope of practice and international resources, we specialize in tailoring structures to specific legal, regulatory and tax requirements across a wide range of industries and asset types.

How to proceed: Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

Financial and Regulatory Advice

Fairwind Trading’s Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Practice provides practical, sophisticated and comprehensive advice to a broad spectrum of domestic and international regulated financial institutions and financial services firms, including banks, non-bank lenders, insurance and securities firms, and other types of financial services intermediaries and their non-financial counterparties.

Leveraging off the Firm’s marquee practice groups and client bases, including its Banking and Securitization practice groups, the Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Practice advises financial services institutions and their counterparties on all aspects of their organization and governance; transactions and operations; product development, marketing and distribution; and compliance activities.

Our Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Practice includes lawyers with senior-level experience with federal financial institution regulators, and offers extensive experience with, and an in-depth understanding of, the financial services industry.

Through our financial advice we bring to our clients a high level of substantive knowledge and judgment, the ability to understand and respond quickly and flexibly to client needs and concerns. We also have a strong understanding of, and the ability to harmonize the multiple legal and regulatory schemes that affect our clients’ business activities.

How to proceed: Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

Bank Proof of Funds

We offer bank proof of funds program to empower entrepreneurs and managers to successfully develop, expand and streamline new units or projects for the betterment of the firm, employees and community.

Our bank proof of funds service irrevocably confirms funds availability for the purchase of Bank Debenture Instruments (such as BG’s, MTN’s) by S.W.I.F.T or Key Tested Telex from a Major World Money Center Bank.

Our proof of funds lease program includes:

* A Funding Commitment in an amount of US $5 Million to US $500 Million (larger amounts can be arranged upon agreement) issued by Top North American or Western European Money Center Bank;

* A courier-delivered hard copy of the Funding Commitment, issued by S.W.I.F.T or Key Tested Telex;

* A validity period of 10,15 or 30 days; that can be extended to one year

As benefits entrepreneurs receive:

* A possibility to purchase and sell Bank Debenture Instruments without large amounts of cash and at discounted price;

* The Funding Commitment by S.W.I.F.T or Key Tested Telex issued electronically by North American or Western European Money Center Bank in a Standard Format that is accepted by all Major Money Center Banks worldwide.

* Credit Enhancement

How to proceed: Please contact our offices to discuss the amount of fee deposit and arrangement of contract and escrow agreement. All the fees are kept by internationally recognized escrow agents. References are available upon request and qualification. * Back to top

Credit Enhancement

Credit enhancements are suitable for project developers or borrowers, who do not have the necessary credit rating, assets or equity capital to secure suitable financing from commercial banks and the mainstream capital markets.

Together with our financial partners and brokerage we can provide a solution for this problem. In select cases we are able to arrange for a credit enhancement or financial guarantee product to be underwritten and issued from a rated commercial bank, financial institution, government agencies or insurance company that can be used to secure repayment of financing.

The most common forms of credit enhancement loans are a stand by letter of credit or bank guarantee; however in some situations we utilize other forms to meet the needs and requirements of our clients which are more common in international transactions.

We have the preference for clients who have or can obtain a lending facility with their bank. We are then able to structure a specific type of credit enhancement service specifically for the interested lending bank’s requirements to ensure that we are able to secure the transaction to the bank’s complete satisfaction.

Additionally, we are capable of organizing both the Credit Enhancement Instrument and corresponding loan.

How to proceed: In order to apply, please submit an executive summary to the business plan. Upon our approval, a complete and detailed business plan and additional documentation will be required.

Joint venture

Fairwind Trading understands the role that both the entrepreneur and the lender play in a joint venture. Simply stated, a joint venture is a loan option that merges the passion and vision of an entrepreneur with the financial backing of the lender. Together, these two entities form a single purpose entity called a joint venture.

Joint ventures marry money to knowledge and opportunity and clearly define what both parties will receive at the outcome of the project. In a typical joint venture, the lender will receive a percentage of ownership in the project on top of collecting the interest rate on the loan.

The joint venture’s entrepreneur will also receive a percentage of ownership in the project and often receives compensation for his or her time for the role they play (general contractor, etc.). Traditionally, the investor is paid back in full, plus interest, before the entrepreneur receives any monetary compensation.