Debt advisory and financial restructuring

Sisu’s partners have advised family offices, corporations and lenders in several key benchmark debt restructuring transactions in the Finnish market.


We provide independent and objective critical thinking in urgent, highly demanding situations.

We advise public and private companies in financial distress to identify and evaluate restructuring options, and finally, to execute the chosen restructuring strategy. Potential strategies could include for instance refinancing of all or part of the existing debt, debt-to-equity swaps, issuance of ordinary or preference shares, convertible or loan with warrants or mergers, acquisitions or divestitures in relation to any part of the current business.

A distressed sale differs in many ways from traditional M&A process:

  • In distressed situations trust must be re-established and creditors’ support won for value-maximizing course of action. Everything starts with careful assessment of situation and feasibility analysis. Sisu has the expertise and credentials to establish credibility and work with the various stakeholders
  • Speed is of essence as cash is frequently in short supply. Sisu has the resources and experience to move quickly and is able to assess the trade-off between time and value
  • Potential buyers are often suspicious and wary about the situation and reluctant to move fast. Sisu can position and articulate the value drivers that make the company’s assets attractive to a buyer and create competitive tension in the process
  • Potential buyers interested in distressed assets are often a different lot from those interested in healthy companies. We have over the years established contacts and relationships with internationally leading turnaround investors

Our other services

M&A advisory

We help clients identify and pursue strategic alternatives and devise strategies to enhance shareholder value.

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Debt and Capital Market Access

We advise investors, borrowers and creditors on structuring and raising capital in a diverse range of circumstances.

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