As a leader in infrastructure and project finance across sub-Saharan Africa, our experienced and multi-disciplinary team provides advisory and funding solutions across key sectors, including power and renewables, transport, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), social infrastructure, water, industrial infrastructure, midstream oil and gas, concessions, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and asset and aviation finance.

Recent Infrastructure Sector Solutions deals 

Our core offering includes:

  • Arranging, structuring and underwriting senior, subordinated and mezzanine finance (including inflation-linked debt), on a non-recourse, limited recourse or full recourse basis
  • Project finance and financial advisory services to private companies, sponsors, consortia and governments
  • Equity investment in infrastructure projects and infrastructure-enabling organisations
  • Equity gearing through debt, quasi-equity or preference share structures
  • Financing the import and export of capital goods and services across Africa with export credit agencies
  • Arranging, structuring and underwriting asset-based financing, including operating leases, finance leases, instalment sales, senior debt, junior debt and equity tranches for movable assets like rolling stock, yellow metal and industrial equipment
  • Arranging, structuring and underwriting pre-delivery payment funding, senior debt, junior debt and equity tranches for the financing of aircraft and aircraft lessors under an African and European mandate

Our clients benefit from:

  • An experienced, multi-disciplinary team with a strong focus on designing tailored financial solutions, which has enabled us to lead the financing for many high-profile projects across Africa
  • A partnership approach with the ability to invest across the entire capital structure, including senior debt, subordinated or mezzanine debt and equity
  • Access to FirstRand Bank’s balance sheet to back large underwrites
  • Access to FirstRand Bank’s leading offering in corporate banking, retail banking, risk management, trade finance and private banking
  • Access to a strong network of international funding partners, including commercial banks, pension funds, asset managers, export credit agencies, development finance institutions and multilaterals
  • Deep technical and sub-Saharan Africa jurisdictional knowledge to assess and mitigate key risks and optimise stakeholder returns
  • In-country expertise, with a presence in 12 African countries and a deal footprint in 32 countries
  • A strong track record in creating infrastructure paper that is attractive to the broader investment market

Our Thought Leadership

Sector Expertise

Our Infrastructure Sector Solutions team has deep expertise in a wide range of projects across these sectors:

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