Direct Investment

DIRECT INVESTMENT
Mergers and Acquisitions

We gather market intelligence and carry out analysis for institutional investors to identify direct investments in both OECD and Non-OECD countries.  Our team continually monitors geographies and focuses on markets of interest to our clients by infrastructure sub-sector; this allows us to identify distressed assets which are appropriate targets for acquisition due to underperformance, or infrastructure investments that present a good investment opportunity due to the local macro environment.  We work with our strategic partners in local markets to understand the local economic and political risks, and assess the performance of the asset relative to target acquisition’s peers.  We are in regular contact with asset owners who are seeking to either divest out of or acquire infrastructure assets, or require debt or equity capital for growth.

Advisory and Assurance Direct Investments

Where required, we provide market information that may affect your investment allocation.  In addition to this we also analyse the historical performance of the asset or project under consideration and assess the forecasted cash flows that will determine the yield on the investment. In assessing the performance of the asset and the operating team’s performance compared to peer companies, we are able to provide guidance on asset valuations.  We work with ‘best in class’ advisers to support our due diligence, to enable clients to quantify and rationalise risks in order to make secure investments.

Capital Raising and Refinancing

We work with institutional capital and within the capital markets to place debt and equity into businesses to facilitate growth or divestment by some of the existing investors.  We can also serve clients looking for development finance.  We have detailed knowledge of capital providers around the world who can offer debt or equity finance for short to long term periods for both the real estate and infrastructure sectors.  We provide a service that reviews and assesses the current financial structuring for an asset owner.  We are able to assess and advise on whether the asset can be obtained on more favourable financial terms, or restructured on revised terms with alternative tranches of security on more competitive terms. 

Private Auctions

Our private auction service is an effective way for asset owners to divest their holdings in a direct investment or a secondary fund.  We guide asset owners on alternative methods of divesting their holdings, and provide a guide for the both the minimum asking price for the disposal of the asset to the market, as well as the market conditions.  We create the investment memorandum and the supporting documentation.  We promote the investment opportunity and manage the entire process through to the sale.

Valuations

Our corporate finance team carries out market appraisals of both companies and assets within the infrastructure sector.  As part of this process we carry out a 360⁰ appraisal of the asset in question, incorporating historical performance, forecasted returns, competition, industry stability, growth prospects, regulatory conditions and peer valuations of comparable assets on an international basis.  We are able to perform fair market valuations based on current market conditions and interests in the asset.

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