Project Finance Advisory

Project Finance Advisory

Cresco is a project finance advisory company that provides multi-sector project finance advisory services to organisations involved in infrastructure projects across Africa. Our team of expert project finance advisors understand the unique challenges of developing projects for financial close across the continent. The team supports organisations in the preparation and structuring of projects, as well as guiding organisations in raising project finance to successfully close and implement their projects.

As a leading project finance advisory company, we can provide experienced project finance advisory services for:

  • Greenfield projects
  • Brownfield expansions or useful life extensions
  • Corporate finance-related services such as mergers and acquisition advisory

Services related to unlocking limited recourse project finance debt is our core discipline; with development funding for preparing bankable feasibility studies, and equity fund-raising also forming part of our expertise. Another key service offering is bid strategy advisory and procurement-related work.

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Our Project Finance Advisory Services

To ensure the success of a project, our team engages with sponsors early on in the project development cycle to provide guidance on the project development process. By providing pre-feasibility financial modelling, viability, and structuring advice to undertake the investment decision, we empower project sponsors to avoid costly or time-consuming learnings in the project conceptualisation and proposed implementation structure.

We then support the project through the Bankable Feasibility Study stages, fund-raising, and the financial close process. Once closed we support the project through the construction phase drawdown period and operations with ongoing reporting requirements for equity and lenders (actual vs budget analysis and re-forecasting of project cash flows).

Our Financial Advisory Services

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

  • Bid Stage Strategy Advisory
  • Contractual Framework Design
  • Permitting Process Review
  • Procurement Services

DEBT STRUCTURING

  • Financial Modelling
  • Feasibility Study
  • Project Information Memorandum
  • Bank Due Diligence & Credit Approval

EXECUTION

  • Support throughout Documentation and Reporting
  • Deal Monitoring

Why Cresco

We are a leading project finance advisory company! With over 17 years of experience in providing expert project finance advisory services to organisations across Africa, we have an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of financing and completing projects across the continent. We are able to help our clients understand the risks they are taking when bidding for projects or getting started on a project and aid in quantifying and mitigating those risks. Our goal is Enabling Growth across the continent, and we leverage our unique positioning and skillset to support our client’s in reaching the successful financial close of their projects.