Capital Markets

The objective of Zeta’s Capital Markets team is to use our in-house expertise to develop tailored solutions that cater to our client’s specific financing needs. We are an independent providers of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) management, Agency and Trust services for capital markets transactions in the EU. We provide integrated service delivery in Malta, Ireland, UK, Switzerland and Gibraltar.

Our Client Management and Advisory teams offer a single point of contact to manage your transactions seamlessly. Zeta’s Capital Markets team has significant combined experience advising clients on tailored Securitisation, Corporate Bonds and Escrow* services. We aim to use our expertise to enable you to achieve your strategy and objectives as efficiently as possible.

* Zeta Group’s affiliate Premier Fiduciary and Trusts Limited provides Escrow accounts for natural and legal persons.



Corporate Bonds - Listing Agent

Zeta acts as the intermediary between our clients and the relevant Authorities, assists in the preparation and submission of documentation and ensures that clients are compliant with the Listing obligations on an ongoing basis, in accordance with the respective regulatory framework.   We support our clients with corporate bond issuance in Malta and Ireland and broader financing strategies across a wide range of debt structures. Zeta is a Listing Agent in Malta on the IFSM market and in Ireland on the GEM market.

Issuers have access to a full suite of Zeta services to facilitate smooth deal execution. Zeta is proud to assist its corporate clients in fuelling growth through debt obligations.

The Institutional Financial Securities Market Malta

The Institutional Financial Securities Market (the IFSM) is the first fully-fledged Maltese market catering for the admission of wholesale-denominated debt securities. Various types of securities may be listed on the IFSM, including niche products such as debt securities, asset-backed securities, insurance-linked notes, convertible debt securities, and derivative securities.

The IFSM is regulated by the Maltese Listing Authority, namely the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) under the Wholesale Securities Market (WSM) Listing Rules and is also an HMRC recognized Market.

The Global Exchange Market Ireland

The Global Exchange Market (GEM) was launched by the Irish Stock Exchange in June 2009 and is a recognised multilateral trading facility (MTF) under Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). It is operated by Euronext Dublin (the Listing Authority) and authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and that caters for the admission to trading of asset-backed securities, convertible securities, debt securities and securitised derivatives (including securities in the form of certificates and warrants). These securities are usually purchased and traded by a select number of investors (professional investors) who have a sound knowledge and extensive experience in the investment sector.


Securitization

Zeta provides a full suite of services for setting up, administering and managing securitisations and structured finance transactions for multiple underlying asset classes. Our experienced team of professionals assist you during the entire transaction cycle. Zeta helps its clients via its legal and tax advisors.

Our goal is to deliver the best service with the highest efficiency and the lowest risks. Zeta’s platform offers a multitude of services run by advisors who combine comprehensive experience and a pragmatic approach. We focus on offering bespoke solutions of maximised efficiency to our clients.

Malta, which is a booming centre for financial services, with an extremely hospitable tax regime, is highly experienced in delivering a wide spectrum of services related to the financial industries. The country has comprehensive securitization and securitization cell company legislation that is extremely broad in scope, and, in fact, is considered to have among the most competitive securitization jurisdictions in the EU.

Malta offers the possibility of significant tax benefits to Special Vehicles (SVs). Under Maltese law, Originators have special benefits. There is no onus on Originators to be authorised and/or licensed and no restrictions on the identity of the Originator.  They can hold equity stakes in the SV, and enjoy bankruptcy remoteness for the SV.

Particularly attractive is the lack of limitation on what assets may be securitised, as long as it is an asset. The transactions or financial instruments issued by an SV need to be over €1,000,000. SVs have many other benefits and protections under Maltese law that are highly attractive to any party intending to undertake such a transaction.

Pomegranate SCC – Securitization Cell Company

Zeta operates a cell company to offer securitization services to any client interested in carrying out such transactions. Pomegranate SCC p.l.c. offers a comprehensive suite of services in the field of securitization. It is run by a team of acknowledged experts and it focuses on delivering the best service at the lowest cost in time and money. If you are seeking services related to securitization, contact us to see how we may be of service.


Escrow

As an Escrow Agent, Zeta administers clients’ escrowed assets such as cash, securities and property. Zeta manages the escrow process within the terms and conditions set out in its escrow agreement; Zeta handles different transaction type escrow agreements.

* Zeta Group’s affiliate Premier Fiduciary and Trusts Limited provides Escrow accounts for natural and legal persons.


Research

The financial sector is complex and contains many diverse sub-sectors. Through Zeta’s research advice and guidance on a variety of key issues, clients have been able to make more informed decisions, resulting in a sustainable bottom line performance. Zeta’s Financial Services Research division combines expertise in finance with an international network of experienced market researchers, to provide companies and individuals with the critical knowledge they need to make sound, strategic investment decisions.


Valuation

Measuring and understanding the value of one’s business, shares, tangible and intangible assets is crucial for making informed decisions down the line. The need for unconcealed and robust valuations to support corporate and individual investment decisions and to meet regulatory and accounting requirements is constantly increasing. Zeta offers comprehensive business valuation, financial valuation, and company valuation. Our experienced team provides excellence in accounting, taxation, and due diligence to provide you with valuation advice for an abundance of purposes. Contacting Zeta will give you the innovative perspective needed to suit your valuation requirements.


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