Most large-scale projects rely on sophisticated financial modelling and financial structures. Structured finance models based on either equity, debt or a hybrid of both. Debt structured finance is more commonly used for start-ups as they have little to no equity and carry a lot of risk. It is more common to see private investors flock towards more established corporations with revenue on balance sheets and collateral on their assets/liabilities spreadsheet.
Project owners who find it difficult to secure funding for their projects from local financial institutions may look for international funding assistance. The requirements to qualify for these funds are more complex, require a higher project value ($10m USD above), have stringent partnership requirements and have requirements for local content. Here is a summary of what we look for in a project which could qualify for international funding:
- Experience – Project owners must have extensive and relevant experience in the project they are applying for,
- Partnerships – there must be partnerships with local companies and organisations,
- Social development – There must be sustainable job creation, benefits to local communities and a positive impact on the environment,
- Strong Market Demand – Proof of off-take agreements and letters of intent for the product or service you intend providing,
- Owner equity – minimum of 10% owner contribution,
- Bankable Documentation – business plan, financial projections, accurate quotations,
- Local Government Support – For large scale projects, documents confirming government support and co-investment where appropriate,
- Licenses, certificates, Appropriate legal documentation.
Industries we focus on:
- Renewable energy
- oil and gas
- Water Sanitation