We have been consistently endeavoring to simplify the process of Project Finance for the project promoters and owners across the world. The significance of submitting a concise yet profoundly informative project proposal (Business Plan) cannot be overestimated. Fund Providers, Banks, Investment Bankers, Non Banking Financial Institutions, Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Investors, HNWIs, they all want to see a business plan that is concise enough to keep the interest and yet long enough to cover the vital information. We realize that it is not easy to put a winning Business Plan in place unless the Business Plan writer has been thoroughly acquainted with the project right from its inception. We provide a full service package and guarantee success. Project Finance is a challenging task and our experts take them on in a highly evolved manner so that success is guaranteed. Our services do not come free and hence be prepared to pay our service charges when you use them.
We respond quickly to all inquiries provided these inquiries are submitted to us using our Project Intake Form, Client Identification Form and the NCNDA (all of these are available in the DOWNLOAD section) correctly and accurately completed.
We do not delegate executive time to an inquiry until your project, as expressed in your fully completed written Project Intake Form, has been thoroughly evaluated by our analysts.
To ensure our executives do not waste time on unrealistic inquiries we do not enter discussions in any form until we have a full understanding of your project's potential and risks. We therefore do not offer meetings, hold telephone discussions or return telephone calls until we have thoroughly evaluated your project.
Please do not send us additional communications during the application phase as it delays the application process.
APPLYING FOR PROJECT FINANCE
You must submit relevant information pertaining to your project through our online Business Plan Submission Form.
The online Business Plan Submission Form enables you to quickly provide us with concise information about your project without your having to take time to complete a comprehensive application form with details of a project which may not interest us. While filling the Business Plan Submission Form you can use assistance provided by our experts on this page.
Our analysts evaluate projects individually, so if you have more than one project you should complete one copy of the form for each project for which you are seeking funding.
After you have submitted the Business Plan Submission Form, our analysts will quickly determine whether your project is likely to be of interest to us or not.
If our analysts determine that your project is unlikely to meet our criteria, we will quickly contact you, usually within a day or two, to inform you that your project is not for us.
But if our analysts determine that your project may be of interest to us we will contact you requesting additional detailed information about your project, usually by asking you to complete a comprehensive no-obligation written Project Finance Application Form which we will email to you. When you return this written Project Finance Application Form, our analysts will produce a recommendation for our executives' consideration. If our executives accept our analysts' recommendation you will be sent detailed information proposing a way forward.
We do not finance projects valued at less than $20,000,000 (USD Twenty Million) , we do not finance acquisitions and we do not finance projects in countries mentioned in our RESTRICTED NATIONS list
All our official communications are in English. We do not offer a translation service.
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INFRASTRUCTURE & PPP
Infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, airports, seaports, bridges, tunnels, power transmission, telecom networks, storage tanks, pipelines, irrigation, warehouses, cold storage, etc. are generally developed in the PPP (Public Private Partnership) model and involves a number of very complex legislation as well as financing challenges. However, these draw a lot of investor interest given the large sizes of such projects.
Energy projects (both renewable as well as non-renewable) such as solar PV and solar thermal power plants, wind turbines, waste-to-energy power plants, biomass power plants, hydroelectric power plants, thermal (coal as well as gas fired) power plants, geothermal power plants, nuclear energy power plants as well as other alternative energy projects are among the most favored for project financing.
REAL ESTATE & HOUSING
Developing low cost public housing is a growing need around societies across the world and governments as well as Finacial organizations have come support such projects in increasing numbers. Urbanization upswing can be seen across the emerging nations and an accompanying demand for commercial and office spaces, apartments, luxury villas.
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
Tourism has come to be a priority industry across the world due to its sustainable nature and socio-cultural importance. The ability of this industry to generate economic growth and employment is immense. Hotels, Resorts, Restaurant Chains, Speciality Spas, Entertainment Parks, Boutique chains, Private Beaches, Beach Properties, Travel Operations, Tourist Centers, Recreation Facilities provide the infrastructure required for a flourishing Tourism Industry and hence provide a massive need as well as scope for Project Financing.
HEALTHCARE, PHARMA & BIO-MEDICAL
Healthcare is a universal and mushrooming industry across the globe. Pharmaceutical research and Manufacturing facilities, Speciality Hospitals, Care Homes, Medical Training Centers, Diagnostic Centers, Pathological Laboratories, Medical Equipment Manufacturing facilities etc.are intrinsic part of a better healthcare environment. Projects supporting development of these facilities require finance and investors find these an attractive destination for the near term as well as long term term investment horizon.
EDUCATION / INSTITUTIONS
A growing number of Schools, Colleges, Universities, Vocational and Skill Development Training Centers, Automotive Training Institutes, Research Facilities, etc., are required to educate and train the citizens. This has an ever increasing potential and requires massive financial inputs to build and operate the supporting infrastructure of this sector. Human Development Index is an extremely important part of development and hence good projects are required which in turn fuels the need for project financing in this sector.
OIL AND GAS UPSTREAM
Upstream oil and gas production and operations identify deposits, drill wells, and recover raw materials from underground. They are also often called exploration and production companies. This sector also includes related services such as rig operations, feasibility studies, machinery rental, and extraction of chemical supply. The sector draws large high risk high returns investments.
OIL & GAS MIDSTREAM
Midstream operations link the upstream and downstream entities, and mostly include resource transportation (by pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or truck) and storage services for resources, such as offshore tanks and reservoirs and gathering systems. Each segment of this sector invites huge investments. This is a less riskier than upstream investment with steadier returns.
OIL & GAS DOWNSTREAM
This sector of the oil and gas industry is represented by refiners of petroleum crude oil and natural gas processors, who bring usable products to end users and consumers. They also engage in the marketing and distribution of crude oil and natural gas products. Companies engaged in the downstream process include oil refineries, petroleum product distributors, petrochemical plants, natural gas distributors, and retail outlets.
The petrochemicals industry is competitive, involves significant technological innovation, is capital intensive and operates in a global product market. In terms of production volumes the industry represents approximately 10% of the total petroleum industry. On the basis of product value, however, the petrochemicals industry represents a larger share of the total industry, reflecting the higher value of petrochemical products compared to fuels
Fertilizer is a key ingredient in feeding a growing global population, which is expected to surpass 9.5 billion people by 2050. Half of all food grown around the world today, for both people and animals, is made possible through the use of fertilizer. As demand continues to grow, farmers around the world will continue to rely on fertilizer to increase production efficiency to produce more food while optimizing inputs. Growing demand continues drawing investment capital into this industry.
Manufacturing Industry is by far the largest sector in terms of varieties. Anything that needs mass production fits the bill. Be it cement, steel, consumer electronics, apparel, processed food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, toiletries, furniture, utensils, packaging, paper, etc. The list is just endless. To support the manufacturing process, large capital is required and this fuels the evergrowing demand for capital investment. Viable projects with good bankability would always find interested investors in this sector.
TECHNOLOGY & IT
Technical projects have their own unique set of needs and challenges. New technology must be researched, downtime must be kept to a minimum, and the organization must be helped to adapt to the change. The goal of technology projects is to agree on the one way a process will be performed at all times. Integration between technologies is essential. Integration needs to be planned and tested based on agreed processes and detailed requirements.
SPORTS & FITNESS
Increasing support provided by governments and promoters have seen the emergence of sports as a full time career option for many. This has facilitated the need for providing adequate infrastructure to sporting activities. There is big money involved in sports with increasing number of brands associating themselves with sports and fitness. Large scale sports infrastructure has started drawing unprecedented investor interest. We help projects to source required capital to finance them.
Amusement park features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes. A theme park is a type of amusement park that bases its structures and attractions around a central theme, often featuring multiple areas with different themes. These parks are stationary and built for long-lasting operation. Well presented amusement part projects with a robust ROI draws lot of investor interest.
FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Growing urbanization has entailed the emergence of large consumption hubs and at the same time shrinking land availability for agriculture and farming activities. Newer technologies such as GM crops, Captive Farming, Hydroponics, Aquaponics, Polyhouse or Greenhouse farming, Vertical Farming have emerged to augment the supply requirements of a growing population. Lerge investments are flowing into this sector.
LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN
Logistics and Supply Chain Management are used interchangeably these days . Logistics is generally seen as a differentiator in terms of the final bottom line of a typical “hard and tangible goods” organization; enabling either a lower cost or providing higher value. Logistics cover the broad functional areas: network design, transportation and inventory management. Projects in this sector have seen explosive growth recently and this trend would continue into the foreseeable future.
Broadly speaking, humanitarian projects aim to help people who are suffering the effects of environmental disasters and hardship. These projects will form part of the relief effort, working to mitigate ongoing effects, support the people affected, and put in place long term plans to ensure a brighter future. This means humanitarian projects may vary significantly in their goals, depending on the problem at hand.
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Projects under US$ 20 million are not accepted.
Projects in Restricted list are not accepted.
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We reserve complete right to refuse any proposal
Project finance is the financing of long-term infrastructure, industrial projects and public services based upon a non-recourse or limited recourse financial structure, in which project debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash flow generated by the project. Project financing is a loan structure that relies primarily on the project's cash flow for repayment, with the project's assets, rights and interests held as secondary security or collateral. Project finance is especially attractive to the private sector because companies can fund major projects off balance sheet.
Project Finance can be characterized in a variety of ways and there is no universally adopted definition but as a financing technique, a broad definition is:
“the raising of finance on a Limited Recourse basis, for the purposes of developing a large capital- intensive infrastructure project, where the borrower is a special purpose vehicle and repayment of the financing by the borrower will be dependent on the internally generated cashflows of the project”
This definition in itself raises a number of interesting questions, including:
· What is meant by ‘Limited Recourse’ financing – recourse to whom or what?
· Why is Project Finance typically used to finance large capital intensive infrastructure projects?
· Why is the borrower a special purpose vehicle (SPV) under a project financing?
· What happens if the internally generated cashflows of the project are not sufficient to repay the financiers of the project?
The terms ‘Project Finance’ and ‘Limited Recourse Finance’ are typically used interchangeably and should be viewed as one in the same. Indeed, it is debatable the extent to which a financing where the Lenders have significant collateral with (or other form of contractual remedy against) the project shareholders of the borrower can be truly regarded as a project financing. The ‘limited’ recourse that financiers have to a project’s shareholders in a true project financing is a major motivation for corporates adopting this approach to infrastructure investment.
Project financing is largely an exercise in the equitable allocation of a project’s risks between the various stakeholders of the project. Indeed, the genesis of the financing technique can be traced back to this principle. Roman and Greek merchants used project financing techniques in order to share the risks inherent to maritime trading. A loan would be advanced to a shipping merchant on the agreement that such loan would be repaid only through the sale of cargo brought back by the voyage (i.e. the financing would be repaid by the ‘internally generated cashflows of the project’, to use modern project financing terminology).
Non-recourse finance is a loan where the lender is only entitled to repayment from the profits of the project the loan is funding, not from other assets of the borrower.
These types of projects are characterized by high capital expenditures, long loan periods and uncertain revenue streams. Analyzing non-recourse financing requires a sound knowledge of the underlying technical domain as well as financial modeling skills.
Considered a fairly high-risk undertaking on the part of lenders, non-recourse financing does not include access to any of the borrowers' assets beyond the agreed upon collateral, even if they default on the loans. Payments on such loans can only be made as the funded projects generate revenue. Due to the uncertainty, loan periods are generally long to give ample time for projects to produce returns. Additionally, interest rates are generally higher on non-recourse loans, corresponding to the elevated risk involved. If projects produce no revenue during the loan periods, lenders receive no payments on the debt and cannot go after the borrowers for remaining balances after collateral is seized.
If two people are looking to purchase large assets, such as a homes, and one receives a recourse loan and the other a non-recourse loan, the actions the financial institution can take against each borrower are different. In both cases, the homes may be used as collateral, meaning they can be seized should either borrower default. To recoup costs when the borrowers default, the financial institutions can attempt to sell the homes and use the sale price to pay down the associated debt. If the properties sell for less than the amount owed, the financial institution can pursue only the debtor with the recourse loan. The debtor with the non-recourse loan cannot be pursued for any additional payment beyond the seizure of the asset.