We structure, syndicate and manage the financing of highly profitable, long-term mining and infrastructure projects in which debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from operating cash flows.

Our experience in structured finance and in project development in the sector allows us to optimally design and manage the risk profile of our projects for all shareholders and partners

Our projects are backed by large, international institutions from different backgrounds which, not only gives us access to the volume of funds necessary to develop our projects, but also allows us to develop efficient financing structures that maximize both investors' return and capital efficiency of the project to benefit owners.

  • Backer (Selection)

  • Experience

  • Funding Role

  • USD~100Bn annual revenue global trading house
  • USD>10Bn AUM* Private Equity arm of global asset manager
  • USD > 1.5Bn of AUM* Private Equity firm
  • Chinese Entrepreneur listed at HKSE with Market Cap. USD~1.0Bn
  • USD>250M AUM* European Multi-Family office with
  • Mining Infrastructure

  • Africa

     

     

     

  • Equity, Private debt & guarantee for third party debt, Off-take agreement
  • Equity & Logistics agreement (fixed bulk shipping rates)

  • Equity , Private debt

  • Equity

  • Equity

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    Access to USD 200 m capacity

     

     

     

Our investment process is designed to maximize efficiency for both our partners and backers.

Schematic overview financing process SMIG

  • Review project data
  • Review & update business case
  • Verify investment readiness
Prepare due diligence (DD)

Binding commitment by financial backers

  • Final investement case
  • Collect expressions of interest
  • Set up deal structure
  • Down select backer mix
DD & Financing Concept (1-2 months)

Singing (and subsequent closing)

  • Tax and legal structure
  • Contracts; e.g.:
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • Loan Agreements
    • Off-take
    • Freight Capacity
    • Etc…
Transaction Structure & Negotiation (3-4 months)
  • Funding
  • Project team ramp up
  • Project execution
Implementation of partnership
  • Lower equity contributions from debt injections
  • Lower cost of capital from partner guarantees
  • Access to off takers and lower capex from “in kind“ investments