Project & Structured Finance
When it comes to project finance, we offer comprehensive advisory service packages, covering the entire project lifecycle – from early development to completion.
We are strategically positioned to provide financing and advisory services to government, public and privately-run organisations for transactions in sub-Saharan Africa. We also provide innovative financing solutions beyond the conventional forms of lending, including asset-based financing structures, off-balance-sheet financing, securitizations and multilateral funding.
Our experienced advisory team has competencies ranging from project appraisal (economic and financial modelling), to project research, due diligence analysis, capital structuring, capital raising and contract and commercial terms negotiation.
We assist clients to develop various appropriate financing structures tailored to their needs while also coordinating, negotiating and implementing contract terms on their behalf. The various forms of our structured products are highlighted as follows:
Project Equity/Debt Syndications
Loan syndication is when a group of lenders fund various portions of a loan to a single borrower. Loan syndication is usually needed when the amount the client is borrowing requires an amount too large for a single lender to provide or when the loan is outside the scope of a lender’s risk exposure levels.
We provide specialized syndication services and can act as lead arranger, structuring, arranging, and administering syndicated loans for our clients.
Public-Private Partnerships (“PPP”)
Public-private partnerships involve collaboration between government agencies and private-sector companies in order to finance, build, and operate large and sometimes complex projects, such as public transportation networks, schools, hospitals etc. Financing these projects through a public-private partnership allows the project to be completed sooner or make it a possibility in the first place.
We provide expert advice to guide the structuring of these partnerships and as well as navigating the varying degrees of responsibilities and contractual obligations.
Our knowledge, experience and reputation position us to assist clients to access cheap finance and also negotiate favourable contract terms with development and multilateral financial institutions.
Bridge financing is a form of temporary or intermediate funding solution intended to cover a business’s short-term expenses until long-term funding is secured. We assist clients with bridge financing, to help them continue their daily operations while they seek long term financing options.
Asset-based Financing & Securitizations
Asset-based financing is a process where the company’s assets are used as collateral to get a loan from lenders. It is a specialized method that provides companies with working capital and term loans using accounts receivable, machinery, equipment and real estate as collateral.
Securitization is the design of a marketable financial instrument by merging or pooling various financial assets into one group and then selling this group of repackaged assets to investors. Securitization offers opportunities for investors and frees up capital for originators, both of which promote liquidity in the marketplace.
Why We Should be Chosen
a. Pricing Excellence –We create an efficient pricing structure that ensures that our clients achieve maximum benefits from our products and services
b. Resource Efficiency – We maximize our resources to the benefit of our clients. Our people, products and networks are at your disposal at all times.
c. Product Platforms – We will adopt the most up to date technological platforms. Our technology architecture is robust and will meet all your needs in a cost-effective manner.
d. International Partnerships – We leverage our networks for best-in-class solutions to your banking needs across geographies.
e. Service Automation – We ensure that through the automation and digitization of our product offerings, we provide clients with a seamless customer experience.