Transaction Advisory

Our transaction advisory services focus on delivering the best value to our clients by working closely with them to help make well-informed and objective decisions based on our extensive ground work and recommendations.

We believe in establishing long-term associations with our clients that enables us to best understand their business vision and needs. This approach empowers us to offer astute advice to our clients on strategic decisions encompassing both the immediate and long-term business goals.

Working closely with our clients gives us an opportunity to assess and analyze proposed projects, identify the key drivers, risks and opportunities in the transaction. With our mix of international and local professionals, we provide insights into geo-political and regional issues that are pertinent to the proposed initiatives.

We offer the following stream of transaction advisory services to our clients:

Advisory on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Privatization

Public Private Partnerships models have emerged as a preferred route for development of infrastructure projects across the developing world.

PPP models create a win-win situation for all the stakeholders as it ensures distribution of risks and rewards, roles & responsibilities between both the public and private entities. The key to successful PPPs lie in meticulous structuring and creating an enabling environment encompassing legislation, capacity building, organization and monitoring.

GreenStratos is a leading Public Private Partnership Advisory firm with extensive experience of planning, structuring and supporting roll-out of PPP models for development of key infrastructure across diverse sectors. We specialize in advising Governments and public sector entities on all aspects of developing and implementing public private partnerships. Our PPP advisory services cover project conceptualization, financial modeling, identification of PPP delivery options, defining final PPP model that creates a balance for both the proposing entity and the implementing entity, soliciting private sector participation, bid advisory and finalization of contracts and implementation support and monitoring.

We also support private investors and entities in identifying, evaluating and pursuing PPP investment opportunities in Africa. We work with our clients to understand their requirements, benchmarks and constraints and accordingly evaluate all critical parameters of the proposes PPP project such as regulatory mechanism, proposed terms and conditions, investment analysis, financing requirements, geo-political scenario, identification and assessment of risks etc. Planning for risk mitigation in PPPs is very important both in terms of timelines as well as project costs. We help our clients in managing risks by devising a comprehensive risk mitigation strategy to address potential delays that would otherwise adversely affect the financial returns. Further, we also advise clients on the social and environmental policy issues relevant to the project.

Similarly, we advise Government entities on privatization policies and on privatization initiatives across our core sectors.

Capital Advisory

We engage with our clients right from the inception stage of the proposed projects. At this stage, we map the client’s requirements, identify transaction options and develop implementation plans through extensive research and analysis. Subsequently, we benchmark the project parameters such as:

  • Capital investment
  • Construction period and phasing of expenditure
  • Economic life of the project
  • Financial Structure i.e. amount of debt/equity
  • Interest rate, Moratorium period, repayment period and repayment schedule,
  • Amount and timing of cash flows

Based on the above ground work, we develop financial models, finalize capital structure and funding strategies in consultation with our clients. Subsequently, we facilitate raising debt or private equity as mandated by our clients. We liaise with Financial Institutions and PE firms in soliciting investments and manage the entire process including providing comprehensive project documentation, facilitating investment due-diligence, negotiations and finalizing contracts.

Transaction Facilitation

We help acquire the statutory clearances and approvals required at various stages of setting-up infrastructure projects. Further, we also support our clients in identifying international partners with specific qualification criteria for the purposes of forming joint venture consortium to bid for infra projects. Our transaction facilitation services include:

  • Acquisition of project approvals and licenses
  • Create required project documentation and applications
  • Liaison with Government Departments to obtain necessary approvals and clearances
  • Statutory Approvals – revenue, forests, environment, state & central authorities
  • Facilitating Power Purchase Agreements for power projects
  • Facilitating application and realization of Government incentives such as capital subsidies
  • Facilitation of JV consortium with international firms to bid for infra projects

Legal Advisory

Legal advisory is an integral part of all our service offerings. Our team comprises full-time legal experts who support our clients in ensuring professional legal review and documentation required for the projects. We specialize in drafting and vetting legal contracts for both Government and private entities with respect to infrastructure projects, PPP engagements etc. We further advise our clients on legal aspects of Joint Ventures, international contracts and acquisitions.

Green Stratos has strategic partnerships with several leading law firms such as Vigor Law Offices, USA & Nigeria, Jurislaw Associates, Nigeria, Kochhar & Co, India that enables us to leverage a broader base of top notch experts in delivering the best legal services to our clients.