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Financial Advisory

Teneo's global Financial Advisory business advises corporates, creditors and other financial stakeholders in all situations – from well-performing to stressed. No two situations are the same, and our advice and approach is tailored to each set of circumstances and client.


Financial Modeling

Hyper-volatility is the new normal. In times of unprecedented change, stakeholders need to rely on forecast models which account for more rapidly changing variables than ever before.

With increasing complexity, the continuing challenge is to create user-friendly forecast models which are robust and simple for the user. With additional third-party reliance and challenge, as well as differing forecast software options (no longer just Microsoft Excel), there has never been a greater need for specialist modeling expertise.

Teneo's team of financial modelers comes with deep commercial experience. The team creates robust, auditable, user-friendly models using best-in-class techniques with proven methodologies to support stakeholders with key decisions.

We listen to and work together with our clients to offer customized and flexible financial models to support their strategic decision-making, reporting processes, forecasts and bid submissions.

Modeling Team Success Factors

Modeling specialism
Teneo’s Financial Modeling team is a specialist practice within Financial Advisory. The team’s focus and modeling experience allows for higher quality delivery of complex modeling deliverables on projects for our clients.
Best-in-class technology
Many clients require models built in excel, but we also work seamlessly with Teneo Data Analytics to deploy the best technology (e.g. visualisations/databases/automation scripts) to deliver the best solution for each project.

In addition to Microsoft Excel, we deploy specialised model review and analysis tools provided by our expert review software partner.

Collaborative & commercial
Our clients are at the centre of what we do. The team’s approach is to collaborate with the client and deploy Teneo’s Financial Advisory experts to produce the best results – the model isn’t built in a vacuum!

Team consists of experienced professionals from a variety of commercial backgrounds. We go beyond just building spreadsheets and seek to understand the underlying business to ensure the model truly suits the enterprise.

Our Capabilities

We offer a range of financial modeling solutions that are client-centered and based on our proven methodological approach. We are versed in international modeling approaches (FAST standard, ICAEW code) as well as public sector guidelines such as those in the Macpherson report. Examples of our solutions are listed below:

Three Statement Forecasting Models

We build robust, flexible and easy to use three statement financial models (P&L, cash flow, balance sheet) to support business forecasts, budgets and strategic decision-making. These models can incorporate sensitivity/scenario analysis, specialized reporting templates and graphical dashboards.

Bespoke “bottom-up” models, reflecting a company’s key operational and financial dynamics, are a core part of our offering. We can create these from scratch, or review and optimize existing models where needed.

Three statement models include:

Transaction Models

The Financial Modeling team has significant experience building buy- and sell-side M&A models.

On the buy-side, we have worked on bolt-on acquisitions, public to private transactions and corporate carve-outs. On the sell-side, we have modeled the sale of entire companies as well as minority stakes across the primary and secondary markets. We work closely with our clients to ensure our models fully reflect their requirements. We also have strong relationships with lenders and financial institutions, and legal and technical advisers, giving us an understanding of the different assumptions likely to be required.

Capital Structure Models

Capital structure modeling is a key component of debt refinancing, restructuring, equity raising and M&A transactions. By rapidly evaluating the potential outcomes of different deal/debt scenarios, companies and lenders can obtain a clearer picture of viable deals, leading to quicker and more successful transactions.

Operational Models

Our three statement operational models are aligned with management accounts, allowing end-users to update for actual results, which in turn drives updated forecasts, variance analyses and tailored outputs. These are perfect for companies seeking to accurately forecast and then monitor performance to budgets.

Short-term Cash Flow Forecasts

13-week cash flow forecasts (STCFs) are becoming more widespread as businesses and their stakeholders seek to understand their future liquidity positions in times of uncertainty. We have significant experience in producing STCFs, from small businesses to multinational conglomerates. Where needed, we partner with Teneo’s cash experts to deliver the best results for our clients and can help companies review, build from scratch, or optimise their existing processes.

We also have experience in sizing liquidity requirements for assessing deal transaction runways or Chapter 11 DIP funding court applications.

Project Finance and Infrastructure Models

The Financial Modeling team has dedicated infrastructure experts who build models to assess the economic viability of infrastructure projects and project finance models including PPP/PFI and regulated asset base models, as well as models for established projects. We also provide specialist financial and modeling advice to the public sector to support contract management and efficiency reviews.

Entity Priority Models and Debt Waterfalls

Entity Priority Models (EPMs) are a key component in developing the “Relevant Alternative” for Schemes of Arrangement and Restructuring Plans in the UK, as well as more generally for helping companies or lenders understand their likely outcomes in different scenarios. We have significant experience in this area and can both construct or review these types of models as well as similar waterfall and estimated outcome statements.

Remediations and Counterfactuals

Counterfactual models are often required in complex situations such as legal proceedings or regulatory matters. These models may involve 3rd party expert input and need to be legally defensible for potential court/regulatory scrutiny.

We have significant experience in model builds in this area, including payment protection insurance remediation, packaged bank account mis-selling, PSD 2 open banking scenarios, project damages claims, swaps mis-selling and latent claims estimates.

Valuation Models

We work directly with the Teneo Valuations Advisory Services to produce or review bespoke valuation models for companies, portfolios, lenders, investments funds and other stakeholders. We are experienced in both private and publicly listed entities and employ key valuation methodologies including discounted cash flow and earnings multiples in line with best practice.


The Financial Modeling team has dedicated training and seminar delivery experience. We are responsible for Teneo’s internal Excel and modeling training and also deliver bespoke external training on a number of Excel and modeling related topics.

Tactical Tools

A key function of the Financial Modeling team is to support clients in doing their work easily and more quickly. To this end we regularly create tactical Excel tools, using VBA when required, to transform source data or create bespoke outputs in a quick and user-friendly manner. When programs other than Excel are better suited, we work directly with the Teneo Analytics Team for optimum results.

Model Reviews

Although the team does not provide model assurance/audit as an offering, we have significant experience in the review and assessment of 3rd party models, advising companies and lenders whether they are fit for purpose. We partner with a specialist model audit software company to use the latest tools, coupled with a defined model review approach, to identify and manage risks.

Our blend of technical modeling and commercial experience means we are uniquely positioned to know where and how to look for errors in models, and we have the commercial insight to know how business fundamentals should translate into a model. If required, we can also provide improvements or modifications to models to remedy issues found in the review process.

Key Contacts
Regulatory Information

Regulatory Information

Teneo refers to Teneo Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Securities products and services are offered in the United States by Teneo Securities LLC, member of FINRA and SIPC.

Details of the entity providing services, legal and regulatory information in respect of the Teneo entity are also included in our engagement letters.

Teneo Financial Advisory (DIFC) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority for the provision of Advising on Financial Products or Credit and Arranging Credit or Deals in Investment services

Please see Terms of Use for full legal notices and further information.

Specific information relating to our regulated entities which provide services to clients is detailed below:

Registered NameLegal FormRegistration Location and ReferenceRegistered OfficeData ProtectionRegulator(s)Professional Indemnity Insurance
Teneo Financial Advisory LimitedLimited CompanyEngland & Wales, 131929585th Floor, 6 More London Place, London, SE1 2DAUK - ZA920639The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) C008873136. All insolvency practitioners are licenced by the ICAEW. ICAEW Designated Professional Body licence for a range of investment business activities.Details of the professional indemnity insurer can be provided on request.
Teneo Securities LLCLimited Liability CompanyUSA - Delaware280 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017N/AFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) #151256. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Details of the professional indemnity insurer can be provided on request.

Teneo Securities LLC’s Business Continuity Planning

Teneo Securities LLC has developed a Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”) on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information on our BCP.

The Firm has developed and installed a BCP in the case of any business disruption that causes the Firm to have limited or no communications with its employees or customers. Our plan anticipates two types of business disruptions, internal disruptions which affect only our Firm’s ability to do business (such as a fire in our building) and external disruptions that prevent the operation of securities markets or other firms (such as natural disasters or acts of war).

The Firm intends to stay in business during both internal and external disruptions due to the fact that the Firm employees can conduct Firm related business from alternate off-site physical locations and the Firm maintains an alternate location for the maintenance of its books and records. We anticipate that the Firm will recover from internal business disruptions within 24-48 hours. An outage due to an external business disruption may be longer and is beyond the control of the Firm. However, the Firm will endeavor to resume business as soon as it is possible for the Firm to establish business operations from alternate off-site physical locations.

The Firm’s BCP specifically addresses the following areas related to Firm operations:

  • Data back-up and recovery (hard copy and electronic);
  • All mission critical systems;
  • Procedures to test and determine the Firm’s ability to do business (i.e., financial and operational assessments);
  • Alternate communications between customers and the Firm;
  • Alternate communications between the Firm and its employees;
  • Alternate physical location of employees;
  • Critical business constituent, bank, and counter-party impact;
  • Regulatory reporting; and
  • Communications with regulators.

If you have questions about our business continuity planning, you can contact us (212) 886-1600.