Project Finance and Modelling Services

Mazars offers Project Finance services supported by deep sector knowledge and expertise from a local Sub Saharan African team supported by a specialist global team able to provide support throughout the project lifecycle. The team has a broad range of relationships with potential partners and equity funders on the African continent from the firm’s existing client base which includes some of the largest international infrastructure companies and asset managers. This is complemented by strong relationships with banks, development finance institutions and other multilaterals, together with debt and equity capital markets experience on the African continent

The Project Finance team offers a full range of services to both private and public sector bodies. Whether you are a public sector procurer of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project or a seasoned private sector developer or fund, we aim to complement, not duplicate, your strengths.

  • Financial Modelling : We place financial modelling at the heart of our advisory offering.  Our dedicated financial modelling team specialises in building best practice financial models.
     
  • Project Advisory : We offer a whole life project approach to project finance – from development and financial close to the operational phase of projects.
     
  • Renewable Energy Sector:  we provide a full range of bespoke services to developers, funds and banks from the renewable energy sector, drawing on the combined skills and expertise of our energy team focusing on the Wind, Solar, Biomass and energy efficiency sectors.
     
  • Energy Sector:  we provide a full range of bespoke services to developers, funds and banks from the renewable energy sector, drawing on the combined skills and expertise of our energy team focusing on the Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution on the African continent.

At Mazars, we offer an integrated approach, both in terms of our ability to work internationally and the sector-specific knowledge we can bring to your transactions. Our high level of experience and wide range of expertise allows us to provide the best, tailor-made services required by your business.

The Project Finance Team comprises of specialist staff, working in dedicated service teams from our offices in South Africa, London, Paris, New York and Delhi. Mazars has been present in Africa for over 30 years and is the seventh largest accountancy firm operating in Africa, providing local accounting, tax and financial advisory expertise to all major markets in Africa. The team provides services to the PPP, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors, and has undertaken assignments in over 15 countries. 

As a leading international accounting and tax practice, Mazars is able to offer informed opinions on both tax and accounting issues, in both your local jurisdiction and across borders. Our experienced team will provide you with a fully integrated service across the full suite of taxation, accounting and financial reporting assurance, and financial modelling over the life of your project. Our offices on the continent are as follows:

North Africa: We can draw on the experience of 250 professionals in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya and Tunisia in order to assist local companies and institutions, as well as large international groups, with their development.

West and Central Africa: We have a presence in the key countries in West and Central Africa. Operating in six units, we also support companies in neighbouring countries. In total, we have the capacity to operate in 15 countries on West and Central Africa through our integrated and correspondent offices. 

East Africa: With offices in Kenya, Djibouti, Madagascar and Mauritius, we support a wide cross-section of clients including manufacturing concerns, co-operative societies, local authorities, parastatals, charitable and non-governmental organisations, sole proprietors and private companies. We also work with international donors in monitoring the use of funds granted to various projects in the region.

Southern Africa: The Mazars presence in South Africa continues to grow with a number of acquisitions adding to the Group’s base in Francophone countries on the continent. We are now placed among the eight leading South African audit and advisory firms and are soundly established as a practice acting for listed companies and providing services to owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses and high net worth individuals.

Mazars’ Fresh Approach

Mazars’ fresh approach offers tangible benefits when compared to standard offerings:

  • We are confident that our replication methodology is more robust - we offer a separate, not subordinate liability to shareholders to demonstrate this.
  • We are prepared for the Competitive Dialogue process and will undertake reviews prior to bid submission, on a contingent fee basis, to ensure the robustness of your bid.

We tailor the scope of our work to your requirements- you will find our fees are highly competitive when compared to standard offerings.

Financial Modelling

Whatever your situation, you will need your financial models to be relevant, reliable and robust.

Corporations and financial institutions are facing an increasingly risk-based business environment, which brings added obligations for improved reporting of information and more robust and transparent analysis. Mazars can provide spreadsheet-based financial models which are central to these reporting and analysis functions.

Project Advisory

If you are bidding for the development of a project under a PPP contract, Mazars can help you.

We focus on providing comprehensive insights to bidders and investors as to the scoping, structuring, and allocation of risk in projects so as to ensure they are robust and enduring investments. We can help you produce a bid which is: efficient, flexible, deliverable and competitive, and which supports PPP negotiations and payment mechanisms, as well as the commercial aspect of legal negotiations.

Renewable Energy and Energy

Mazars’ specialist renewable energy team supports project developers, investors and funders across the world with project finance, corporate finance, tax, accounting and assurance services.

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