In emerging countries projects are being developed through EPC+F route to fast track development of critical infrastructure projects required for improving connectivity and trade. In a typical EPC+F projects the proponent (Supplier or EPC firm) submits “Financing approach along with the technical proposal to the sovereign buyer, thus providing a holistic solution for project implementation.
The M.R. Team has facilitated innovative structured financing solutions for up to 100% of the contract value, that meet the requirements of buyers, lenders and other stakeholders. Our structuring solutions, particularly for EPC+F projects, shall include ECA covered export loans and if required, credit Insurance and commercial loans.
Our role and services
With our expertise and global network of partners, we can facilitate financing of complex infrastructure projects in emerging markets including Africa in countries such as Ghana, Cote D Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania etc. in various infrastructure sectors including Railway, Roads, Marine, Power, Water, Irrigation, Agriculture, Renewable energy. Our solutions for facilitating export credit financing for infrastructure projects include:
- Financial structuring
- Procurement structuring
- Preparation of presentation for lenders
- Market sounding with banks and insurance institutions
- Engagement with lenders and other financial institutions
With our extensive Engineering advisory experience, we thus provide concept to construction services for all the activities in the project development stage including
- Feasibility studies
- Environment and Social Impact Assessment studies
Benefits to Suppliers / Contractors
As a EPC Contractor or a supplier, having a financing solution in addition to the technical solution provides a competitive edge. Furthermore, risk of payment default is reduced as payment is made directly by the financing institution to supplier / contractor.
Benefit to Buyer
Buyers get access to attractive financing terms with lower interest rates and longer tenors than what is available on commercial terms. Additionally, the financing can be structured to provide solution for the entire project cost.
PPPs and Transaction Advisory
Governments are increasingly looking to the private sector for non-traditional methods of infrastructure delivery (Design-Build, Design-Build-Finance, Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain).
At M.R. Technofin, our roster of procurement experts and transaction advisors have advised governments in a number of areas including:
- Public-Private Partnership (PPP) rationale and business case
- PPP options analysis, structuring and risk allocation
- Tender development and administration
- Negotiations and financial closure
- Construction and operations monitoring