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Abadi & Co. is a leading, global investment banking boutique, focused on emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations.
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Our Firm

Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, we have built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. Our team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.

Our experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations and debt & equity capital markets issues. We cover a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Our specialization approach means that we only take on engagements if they fall within one or more of our core areas of expertise, ensuring that we deliver significant value.

Professionalism, integrity and accountability define who we are and permeate throughout all our activities. Intellectual rigor, focus and discipline are the keys to delivering the excellence we strive for. These traits allow us to build and maintain long-term relationships with our clients. 

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Our Team’s Work

  • Refco (USA)
  • Chapter 11 (US$49bn)
  • Advisor to Litigation Trust and Private Actions Trust (Ongoing)
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  • Minera Autlan (Mexico)
  • Covenant Renegotiation (US$80m)
  • Financial Advisor 2015
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  • Newland International Properties (Panama)
  • Chapter 11 (US$220m)
  • Plan Solicitation Agent 2013
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  • WL Ross & Co.
  • European Bank Acquisition
  • Buy-side Advisor 2013
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  • Non-Dilutive CET1 Capital Increase
  • Perpetual Convertible Sub Loan (US$100m)
  • Structurer/Placement Agent 2015
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  • EM Central Bank
  • Liability Mgmt Excercise (US$2bn)
  • Structurer/Placement Agent 2013
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  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Settlement Negotiation (Sub Liabilities Order) (EUR€10.4m)
  • Principal Investor/Lead Negotiator
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  • The Bakery Group, LLC (USA)
  • Valuation
  • Financial Advisor 2013
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  • MENA Bank
  • European Bank Acquisition
  • Buy-side Advisor (2016)
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  • Province of Mendoza (Argentina)
  • Debt Restructuring (US$500m)
  • Advisor/Restructuring Agent 2005
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  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Liability Mgmt Exercise (US$300m)
  • Structurer/Buyback Agent 2004
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  • National Bank of Hungary
  • Liability Mgmt Exercise (US$200m)
  • Structurer/Buyback Agent 1990
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  • Vnesheconombank (Russia)
  • Debt Restructuring (US$31.7bn)
  • Joint Advisor to Russian Federation London Club debt 2000
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  • Kingdom of Jordan
  • Liability Mgmt Exercise (US$200m)
  • Structurer/Buyback Agent/Placement Agent 1991
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  • VIP4 Fund (Germany)
  • Tender Offer (EUR€394m)
  • Principal Investor and Syndication Agent 2008
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  • BII Creditanstalt
  • Settlement Negotiation (US$320m)
  • Advisor to Creditors' Committee 2002
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  • Alfa Group (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback and Debt-to-Equity Swap (US$120m)
  • Buyback Agent 1988
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  • Royal Dutch Shell (Chile)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (US$90m)
  • Arranger 1985
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  • Motorola
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (Mexico)
  • Advisor and Arranger 1986
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  • Zenith Electronics
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (Mexico)
  • Advisor and Arranger 1986
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  • Pilgrim's Pride (Mexico)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swap (US$15m)
  • Advisor/Arranger 1986
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  • Zagrebacka Banka (Croatia)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swaps (various)
  • Advisor/Arranger 1988-1991
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  • Splitska Banka (Croatia)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swaps (various)
  • Advisor/Arranger 1988-1991
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  • Ljubljanska Banka (Slovenia)
  • Debt-to-Equity Swaps (various)
  • Advisor/Arranger 1988-1991
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  • RJR Nabisco, Inc.
  • Divestiture of Uruguayan Subsidiary
  • Sell-Side Advisor 1986
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  • Vitro (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • Cydsa (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • IUSA (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • AXA (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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  • Grupo Salina (Mexico)
  • Debt Buyback
  • Buyback Agent 1980s
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Our Expertise

Our firm is built upon three main areas of specialist expertise: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. Within each of these areas, we offer a range of services. Our specialties are where our collective strengths lie and we cater to a growing client preference for dealing with experts, rather than generalists.

Emerging Markets

We are experts in emerging markets, able to draw upon decades of experience across Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, to deliver financial solutions to our clients’ challenges. Whether a recapitalization, merger, acquisition or debt/equity capital issue, our team is at ease structuring transactions involving emerging market assets and exposures.

While individual emerging markets are often grouped together for convenience, each individual market is unique and faces a different set of challenges and opportunities. We have developed strong relationships with local companies, governments, regulators and financial institutions, all of which can play a vital role in transactions.

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Financial Institutions

Our experienced team possesses impressive financial institutions expertise, enabling us to assist banks, insurance companies, brokerages and asset managers in achieving their financial and strategic objectives. The firm’s special area of industry focus is financial institutions; this translates into a depth of knowledge and advisory capability which differentiates us from non-specialist firms. Within the financial services sector, we advise on a wide-range of investment banking assignments, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital raises, recapitalizations and restructurings & special situations.

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Restructuring & Special Situations

Our team’s core expertise includes restructuring & special situations. We are experienced working in volatile and distressed situations and leverage our extensive expertise in restructuring & special situations to assist clients in overcoming major financial challenges, in often difficult and unique circumstances. Abadi & Co. professionals have advised on restructuring & special situations transactions worth many billions of dollars and possess deep technical and analytical skills, enabling us to provide high-value solutions to complex capital structure issues. We provide our independent restructuring & special Situations advisory services to companies, governments, boards, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders.

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Connect with Abadi & Co.

Abadi & Co.
590 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel. 212 750 4230