Aether Trustee Services

Anticipation, responsiveness and accountability
to secure alignment of and trust from all stakeholders

Professionalism, availability and reliability

After implementing a new financing, despite all parties’ efforts, things don’t always unfold as planned and all stakeholders have to be ready to face the unexpected
Whether a situation is entering a potential “stressed” status or is well into the “distressed” mode, keeping a cool head while facing the numerous challenges and issues at stake requires experience and expertise. There is no room for improvisation !
Being in control of the situation by staying on top of the game enables to propose achievable and realistic options, while keeping cost at bay. Time is of the essence in restructuring context, therefore being hands-on allows swift and agile decision at the different stages of the process.



Understanding the complexity of the transaction inside-out to accurately deliver what is expected by the stakeholders.


Assessing the situation to proactively identify issues to propose solutions and how to implement them.


Each situation has its own specificities and requires true flexibility from an experienced team of professionals able to think out of the box.

Quality of services

From start to finish, and throughout the whole transaction lifecycle, bringing constant added value at each stage.


When an incumbent agent steps down, Aether accommodates a seamless transition with minimum disruption

  • Review and execute NDA
  • Review finance documents and collect KYC information
  • Gather information from existing agent to reconcile positions with outgoing agent’s books and records
  • Create/allocate bank account(s)
  • Work alongside counsel to obtain list of security and arrange for transfer thereof in the name of Aether
  • Enter into a “Successor Agent Agreement” or an amendment to the underlying credit agreement/bond documentation, naming Aether as Successor Agent
  • Notify Lenders/Bondholders of agent change on the effective date
  • Launch new Data-Site
  • Manage process going forward in accordance with underlying documentation and deal dynamics


The French Trust

The “Queen of the security”

Created and codified in 2007 in France, the Fiducie is a very efficient tool that can be helpful in Special Sits or restructuring situations. It operates a transfer of ownership of the assets (which can be Real Estate, Shares, cash…) to the benefit of the Fiduciaire.

As a consequence the assets do not form part of the estate of the debtor and are therefore sheltered from any insolvency proceedings affecting the debtor, ensuring full recovery of their value to the benefit of creditors.

Fiducie has been and remains a real success in France, with many deals that could not have been saved without it. There are two types of Fiducies:

  • “Fiducie sûreté” 
  • “Fiducie gestion”

Contrary to common belief, Fiducie is not necessarily very expensive and difficult to setup. Independent providers such as Aloe Private Equity took a pragmatic and sensible approach allowing such tool to be more widely used.

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