Debt Issuance & Management

Financing For Your Community's Future.

Knowing you’ll be able to fund your projects is exciting. Obtaining and managing your financing can be daunting. Rely on Ehlers’ municipal advisory team to proactively guide you through the debt issuance and management process to ensure your project is a community success.

Our Process

Ehlers takes you from the earliest stages of project planning all the way through bond proceeds investment, timely debt service payments and on-going regulatory compliance. We rely on a precise process and integrated team-approach to deliver seamless guidance from start to finish.

1

Planning & Structuring

  • Select type of obligation
  • Structure debt & repayment options
  • Determine best method of sale
  • Select other public financial professionals
2

Debt Issuance

  • Facilitate credit rating process
  • Prepare & distribute official statement
  • Market the issue
  • Conduct bond sale
  • Coordinate closing
3

Debt Maintenance

  • Assemble permanent bond record book
  • Monitor refunding & repayment opportunities
  • Complete timely principal & interest payments
  • Monitor for calls & defeasances
  • Evaluate reinvestment options
  • Conduct continuing disclosure reporting
  • Leverage arbitrage consulting

Debt Planning Services

While Ehlers regularly ranks among the top three advisory firms in the nation for competitive sale debt issuance,  we are equally qualified to advise on a variety of different debt structures.  We collaborate with you, legal counsel and other public finance professionals to determine the best financing option for your project needs.  Our areas of expertise include:

  • Competitive & Negotiated Sales
  • Private Placement
  • Lease Purchase Financing (Equipment, Facilities)
  • Federal & State Grants
  • Federal & State Loans
  • Tax & Aid Anticipation Certificates
  • Specialized Instruments

Debt Issuance Services

Ehlers leverages its strong relationships with rating agencies and keen understanding of their methodologies to help clients merit and maintain the best credit rating possible when issuing debt.  Once that’s complete, our bond marketing and sales team ensures your financing package receives top market visibility and garners a strong bid response. Services include:

  • Official Statement Preparation
  • Pre & Post Sale Reporting
  • Issue Marketing
  • Bond Sale
  • Closing Document Coordination
  • Funding Coordination

Debt Maintenance Services

From proceeds management to payments and refunding opportunities, Ehlers takes a proactive approach to debt management so clients can optimize the use of community resources.  Our debt management services include:

  • Debt Service Studies & Benchmarking
  • Refunding & Repayment Analysis
  • Calls & Defeasances
  • Paying Agent Services
  • Dissemination Agent Services (Filings & Event Notices)
  • Investment Policies & Strategies
  • Arbitrage Policies, Strategies, Monitoring & Reporting

Featured Work

Solid-Waste Membrane Filtration System

For several years, Kandiyohi County officials were required to transfer – via truck – of more than 3 million gallons of toxic leachate from its own landfill to the City of Willmar’s wastewater treatment plant for processing.

Northstar Commuter Rail

Anoka, Sherburne, and Hennepin counties envisioned a rail system that would serve their burgeoning communities as traffic became more congested.

Northern Integrated Supply Project

Left Hand Water is part of a $1.2 billion multi-jurisdictional project - Northern Integrated Supply Project - that will take approximately a decade to complete and require much collaboration with other local government entities. 

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