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FATF Greylisting’s Implications for South African Corporates Raising Capital

The Financial Action Task Force's recent greylisting of South Africa has been widely reported as having significant implications. These include potential impacts on the country's economic growth, decreased global competitiveness and external reserves, as well as a potential decrease in capital inflows, foreign direct investment and the possibility of economic penalties imposed by international bodies. In this article, Nick Jobs unpacks this scenario.

Limitations of Debt to EBITDA and Interest Coverage Ratio

Corporate debt is an important aspect of the financial world, with businesses often taking on debt in order to finance their operations and growth strategies. However, too much debt can be a burden on a company's finances, potentially leading to financial distress and even bankruptcy. Metrics such as debt to EBITDA and interest coverage ratios are closely monitored by investors and analysts alike as a method of determining the debt carrying capacity of a company. These metrics have significant limitations however, which need to be taken into account. In the first article of this series, Nick Job elaborates on various aspects of the debt and treasury advisory business.