Guide

Raise long-term funding through debt capital markets

Introduction

Most businesses fund expansion by reinvesting their existing profits, or securing bank or equity finance. However, an alternative option for medium and large businesses in need of long-term finance is to raise money through bond markets.

By making use of bond markets - also known as debt capital markets - it may be possible for your business to raise substantial funds. There are several different ways you can access finance through these markets.

Finance options include issuing corporate bonds, private placements and securitisation of assets. This guide looks at debt capital markets as a whole, plus the differences between these three options, and the main pros and cons of each.