Assist our clients to satisfy their needs.
MORE THAN 150 CLIENTS
VP Finance, Renewables developper
Refinancing was efficiently and in a timely manner undertook. [...] Impressed to see that sometimes there were less than one euro difference between ESTER's quotes and the banks' quotes
General Manager, SPV
We chose to be assisted by ESTER for a major refinancing transaction (...).The quality of the service provided by ESTER far exceeded our expectations (...), and allowed the project to achieve significant savings.
Partner, Infrastructure Fund
I am thankful to have worked with ESTER as a hedge advisor on this large-scale fibre transaction [...] Interest rate hedging was one of the most fluid workstream in the closing of the financing .
SECTORS OF ACTIVITY
A long-standing reference in the renewable sector
For more than 10 years, we have been working with renewables developers and investors of all sizes and across the globe. As investors' growing appetite for this asset class puts yields under pressure, it becomes even more important, to structure, negotiate and execute the optimal interest rate hedging strategy (or even prehedging strategy) for each project.
Over a decade of experience in the infrastructure sector
We help sponsors and developers of infrastructure projects to quantify and hedge their market risk exposures. Our in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure sector allows us to provide key support when structuring, documenting, negotiating and executing hedging strategies.
Protect your rate of return thanks to an optimized hedging strategy
PRIVATE EQUITY / M&A
ESTER assists private equity investors seeking to secure their rate of return, at fund level and/or at investment/project level. We help your teams to analyse, structure and implement the interest rate and/or currency hedging strategy that matches their needs. In many situations we also help our clients pre-hedging their exposures prior to potential acquisitions or asset disposals.
We take over the hedging workstream from initiation to closing
ESTER assists many real estate investors, at an early stage of their transactions in order to ensure optimized financial condition including: negotiations of execution costs, valuation of hedging instruments, counter-valuation of repayment indemnities, optimization of refinancing conditions, etc
Review and optimise your market risks hedging strategy
Many companies are exposed to market risks (e.g. interest rates, foreign exchange....) at the group level or subsidiaries level and mandate ESTER's consultants to help them quantify these exposures, review their existing hedging strategies and, if necessary, structure, negotiate and execute a new or complementary hedging strategy
BENEFIT FROM ESTER'S SUPPORT AT EVERY PHASE
EXPERTISEThe financial crisis has reinforced the need for expertise given the complexity of financial products. This is why ESTER’s team combines a mastery of the most technical aspects of market finance (products, models, tools) with a deep understanding of the general organisation of operations at financial institutions and corporates, as well as of their accounting and regulatory environment.
TRANSPARENCYSharing our methodology, our knowledge and our know-how is a fundamental dimension of our method. We propose solutions in an open way, describing their advantages and disadvantages with complete transparency.
INDEPENDENCEOnly a totally independent actor can provide you with objective, disinterested advice adapted to your situation. We are committed to putting your interests first and working in partnership with you.
SPIRIT OF SERVICEEvery ESTER assignment is individually defined because each of our clients has different needs and objectives. By taking your specific characteristics into account, we can define the most suitable solution together.