First Options Chicago

Leveraged Loans
and Bonds
First Options is a leader in providing guidance, expertise and solutions to investors, companies and governments: we provide a full-range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income and commodities; and oversee…

“For over 30 years Frist Options’ team has specialized in assisting financially distressed or litigated companies understand, manage and profit form difficult, complex legal and financial situations.”

carve-outs ∙ bankruptcies ∙ special situations ∙ audit preparation ∙ IPOs

Why First Options

First Options has strong relationships with private and institutional investors and can quickly raise capital for acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalizations of small private and public companies. With over 30 years of experience, we pride ourselves on earning long-term, loyal business relationships.

Who We Are

First Options trades primarily in corporations that are reorganizing under federal bankruptcy laws. We buy bonds or equity and assist in reorganization focused on the research, sales and trading of leveraged loans and bonds; investment grade corporate bonds; distressed securities; government and agency securities; repo finance, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, municipal bonds and emerging markets debt.

What We Do

Our expertise provides valuable insights on situations involving complex trade, litigation and liquidation claims, typically with companies undergoing a restructuring through the bankruptcy process. Our involvement in trading distressed securities frequently leads to trading opportunities in special situations claims. First Options has been appointed to creditor committees inmajor federal corporate bankruptcies; and has extensive experience in the convertible bond market, mainly when associated with distressed situations including the busted convertible bond market.

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