Investment Banking

Investment & Advisory



Direct Investment

We provide clients with the opportunity to invest their capital alongside Equity Market. Investment opportunities are focused on tangible assets, primarily in growth markets and sectors.

We have a clear investment focus, targeting assets and businesses with well-defined exit strategies. All deals are backed by high-quality businesses, run by proven management teams with robust business plans capable of delivering significant returns. Our Business Intelligence & Investigations team provides invaluable support in the due diligence and KYC process of each transaction.

Our local office network is core to our offering. We gain additional insight and unearth more compelling off-market opportunities through our presence on the ground. When we require in-depth sector expertise we partner with strategic investors and relevant experts to create a specialist team to manage and deliver the opportunity.


Real Estate

Our experience and hands-on approach maximises returns and ensures projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the required standards

Our Real Estate team adds value across Investment, Development and Technical Services. We have a track record of ensuring high-profile projects are delivered with a solid return on investment. The Real Estate offering includes two key areas: Investment and Advisory.

Within Real Estate, we have a proven investment approach. We make investments from HNIs, Private FIs and Syndicate Debt Project Investment in markets we know well, focus on adding value, protecting capital and working towards a clearly defined exit which generates investor confidence.

As our current portfolio comprises assets across India; markets which are exposed to both high reward and risk. We undertake extensive due diligence in-house on investments and partners. We also take a hands-on approach to delivery, which means we can offer investments with strong returns and manageable risk.

The Real Estate team advises clients, on the organisation, stakeholder management, procurement and delivery of real estate projects. We tailor end-to-end solutions, helping clients de-risk their projects whilst establishing the framework to maximise business benefit.
Our team provide hands-on expertise including recommending and helping to appoint and briefing the project team. We also issue procedures, advise on procurement and contract and manage development programmes from inception to completion.

Our services are applied to meet a client’s precise requirements. They range from being embedded in a client organisation to provide internal support to a more traditional external consultancy role.

Our team is supported by reliable systems, sound data and innovative management techniques to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the required standards. Supporting every aspect of the project delivery cycle, we offer:

  • Development of the client brief
  • Value engineering
  • Whole life/cost-in-use analysis
  • Analysing & advising on risk
  • Project management
  • Construction management
  • Development monitoring
  • Distressed project recovery including design and construction audit/s and hands-on implementation of turn-around
  • Property facility and asset management

Corporate Advisory

Providing value add advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, equity raising and debt raising

Corporate Advisory clients benefit from SFSL's sector expertise, wide geographical experience and objective analysis

Within Corporate Advisory, we provide value-added advice to private and public companies, financial sponsors and high net worth professional clients. The focus is on offering an independent view of mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and equity and debt raising amongst other transactions.

By sitting client side, we provide conflict-free advice reflecting extensive experience of originating, negotiating and managing client transactions. Many transactions are cross-border and involve introducing capital and management into emerging markets. Other common elements include sourcing finance, detailed financial modelling and investor analysis for international institutions.

With experience in transport, logistics, outsourcing, energy, mining, real estate and retail amongst others, we offer wide-ranging sector expertise. This is complemented by broad geographical experience, business intelligence capabilities and technical knowledge. We ensure clients benefit from senior-level involvement and a service ethic premised on going the extra mile

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