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 modeling at the heart of our advisory offering. Our dedicated financial modeling 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.
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. The team provides services to the PPP, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors, and has undertaken assignments in over 15 countries.
Our experienced team will provide you with a fully integrated service across the full suite of taxation, accounting and financial reporting assurance, and financial modeling 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 neighboring 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.
Mazars ranked #1 in Infradeals from 2015 - 2017
Mazars has topped the Global Model auditors InfraDeals rankings for 2015 through 2017 coming in at #1 both in terms of deal value and numbers of transactions.
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.
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.