SAS has a strong practice in infrastructure and industrial project finance, and advises private sector investors bidding for, engaging in and/or raising finance for a project. We help assess options for delivering projects, develop financial models to evaluate financial options, and structure and negotiate with the funding market to obtain competitive terms for our client’s projects.
We have a deep understanding of Africa’s unique economic potentials and the fact that the need for key infrastructure projects cannot be funded by government budgets alone. We have strong networks that we leverage to broker strategic partnerships between governments and the private sector in the delivery of public infrastructure and related service delivery.
SAS provides a wide range of advisory and project finance services for infrastructure projects in the following areas - power generation, oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining and metals processing, industrial facilities, telecommunications, water and wastewater treatment plants, ports, airports, and transportation. Specific infrastructure advisory and project financing services offered by SAS include:
Project finance often involves a lengthy process of detailed disclosures (e.g., information memoranda and financial models), lender due diligence, intense negotiations and complicated financial and security documentation. SAS familiarity with this process ensures that our clients have the expert advice and support needed at every stage. This support begins with helping clients express and quantify their business concept in a project package suitable for equity investors and commercial lenders. Our established relationships and experience with these investors and lenders allow us to structure and present each project so as to receive the most favorable terms possible, including the minimization of recourse to sponsors.
SAS has significant experience in advising both private and public entities on financing major capital investment projects and has expertise in capital placements with domestic and international banks, and institutional investors worldwide.