Project finance advisory service

Our project finance advisory service is geared towards assisting public institutions and private investors in the planning, procurement and implementation of large-scale transactions for infrastructure and related services.

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Expertise Areas

Feasibility assessment

A detailed feasibility assessment is a critical component in the preparation of a project and in the assessment of the project’s attractiveness to private investment.  The feasibility study covers the technical, legal, social, environmental, economic and financial aspects of the project, which holistically inform a decision on the most appropriate transaction structure with which to implement the project. 

Planning

Genesis offers the public and private sectors the tools and expertise to strengthen infrastructure development planning and to identify sources of finance. Our approach takes into account two key elements, namely: analysing and helping establish enabling environments (including policies and regulatory frameworks) and detailed sector planning. Planning is essential in the appropriate allocation of budgets, the prioritisation of project pipelines and the eventual delivery of infrastructure.

PPP transaction advisory

The Infrastructure and PPP advisory practice assists public institutions and private investors in the planning, procurement and implementation of large-scale transactions for infrastructure and related services. 

Our transaction advisory expertise is in the context of public-private partnerships (PPPs), which involve a contract between a public-sector institution and a private party for the provision of an infrastructure asset or service. Our service spans the PPP project cycle. The expertise provided includes feasibility assessment, managing competitive bidding processes, contract negotiation and assistance to commercial close. 

Procurement support

The Genesis project finance team supports our clients in the management of complex bidding processes, designing bidding evaluation criteria, bid evaluation and contract negotiation. In the case where our clients are private-sector parties, Genesis is able to provide support for specific bidding requirements on a project, as well as meeting their needs within the contract negotiating phase.

Financial structuring and capital raising

Transaction structuring involves identifying the most appropriate project finance structure that maximises value for money and can be implemented. 

The transaction structure outlines the various parties involved in the project management, implementation and financing. Our expertise ensures that the most appropriate structure is adopted where projects risks are appropriately identified and allocated, with sufficient risk-mitigation measures put in place.

Projects

Feasibility study for Songwe River Basin

Project name:
Feasibility study of Songwe River Basin hydropower and irrigation schemes

Service:
Project preparation
Transaction advisory

Sector:
Water
Climate Change

Client:
A DFID-funded facility managed by Adam Smith International

Date:
2014 - ongoing

Country:
Malawi
Tanzania


Genesis is working with the African Development Bank to provide technical support for the structuring and implementation of the Songwe River Basin Development Project – a transboundary project on the border of Tanzania and Malawi. 

The project involves an 180-MW hydropower plant, irrigation scheme and a range of social infrastructure initiatives. Our mandate is to develop an effective financing strategy and assess the potential for attracting private sector investors into the project, primarily in the hydropower plant and irrigation schemes through PPP arrangements.

To date, our analysis has involved the financial and economic appraisal of the various project elements and the design of sustainable financing strategies. Drawing on different financing instruments and sources of finance, we are looking for models that are likely to be attractive to the private sector while still retaining the important socio-economic development goals of the respective governments.

Hostel plan for 35000 Kenyan students

Project name:
University hostels for Kenya

Service:
Transaction advisory
Project preparation
Project finance advisory service

Sector:
Infrastructure
Real estate

Client:
Kenya Ministry of Finance PPP Unit

Date:
2015 – current

Country:
Kenya


Genesis is the lead partner in a consortium that has been retained to provide transaction advisory services for the development of hostels for 35000 students at five universities in Kenya . 

The Genesis Infrastructure team is providing a full portfolio of services, right from the feasibility study through to the financial close.

As part of the scope of work, Genesis will also undertake an evaluation of the project in order to assess the economic impact it will have on the Kenyan economy. The core requirements of the consortium are the production of technical and financial feasibility studies, the preparation of bid documents and assistance with the selection and contracting of the preferred bidder.

The feasibility report was submitted in mid-September 2016 and it is expected that the project will enter the procurement phase in 2017.

Adviser to Lesotho government’s PPP Unit

Project name:
Transaction advisory for Lesotho government’s PPP Unit

Service:
Transaction advisory

Sector:
Infrastructure
Public and Social

Client:
Government of Lesotho

Date:
2014

Country:
Lesotho


Genesis provided overall leadership to the Transaction Advisory Team retained by the Government of Lesotho over a three-year period. 

Our role as transaction adviser was to guide the government project team in every aspect of the procurement of government accommodation via PPP.  In this role we worked closely with the procurement team in the Ministry of Finance, which consists of a senior procurement officer and a legal specialist who together make up the Lesotho Government PPP unit.

Through our support of the Lesotho PPP team in the Ministry of Finance, we were able to reflect on the requirements of establishing a new PPP unit as well as the institutional choices and resources constraints that were likely to be encountered.

Advisory service for Mauritius driver testing centre

Project name:
Transaction advisory services for the driver education and testing centre

Service:
Transaction advisory
Project preparation
Project finance advisory service

Sector:
Infrastructure
Real estate

Client:
Government of Mauritius

Date:
2014

Country:
Mauritius


Genesis provided transaction advisory services to the Prime Minister’s office in Mauritius. We provided economic, financial and PPP procurement advisory services from the feasibility to procurement stages of the project.

The driver education and testing centre (DETC) will be a training facility with the objective of imparting quality practical and theoretical training for learners in Mauritius.

The government has requested an investigation into whether the DETC could be a feasible project to undertake as a PPP.  Our primary role in the project involves economic and financial advice in the preparation of the feasibility study as well as design of the subsequent procurement process for the PPP.

Procurement of new office space

Project name:
Procurement of new office accommodation

Service:
Transaction advisory
Project finance advisory service

Sector:
Infrastructure
Real estate

Client:
National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)

Date:
2014 – ongoing

Country:
South Africa


Genesis has been appointed by the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) to undertake the function of project officer for the possible Public-Private Partnership (PPP) procurement of new office accommodation. 

Genesis’s role as project officer is to oversee and manage the entire PPP process, including appointment of the transaction advisers, management of their work and delivery against the timelines, also managing engagements with other stakeholders including the PPP unit at the National Treasury

SADC water and infrastructure projects

Project name:
Climate Resilience Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF)

Service:
Project preparation
Project finance advisory service

Sector:
Climate Change
Infrastructure
Water

Area of Expertise:
Project preparation

Client:
A DFID-funded facility managed by Adam Smith International

Date:
2013 – 2017

Country:
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe


The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF) is a DFID-funded facility that prepares water and infrastructure projects across SADC. It focuses on projects that build climate resilience, are pro-poor and are located in one of the SADC region’s 13 transboundary water basins. Under the CRIDF, Genesis is involved in the design and delivery of water infrastructure that fosters sustainable development of the region’s water, food and energy security.

Our work focuses on:    

Financial and economic appraisal of projects in order to assess a project’s impact, inform decision-making and to ensure financial, operational and social sustainability.

Leveraging and mobilising finance to support CRIDF in high-level engagement with donors and potential financiers to identify potential sources of financing, as well as in preparing projects for presentation and conducting the actual engagements.  

Genesis supports the programme across multiple individual water-preparation projects. For example, together with the African Development Bank, we are currently engaged in a project to assess the commercial viability of a hydro-electric plant on the border of Malawi and Tanzania. The project aims to develop an effective financing strategy and assess the potential for attracting private sector investors through public-private partnerships.

The Genesis project economist is leading the development of the financial and economic models, assessing the likely returns and benefits from the project and working to structure it in a way that is attractive to the private sector, while retaining important socio-economic development goals of the respective governments.

TOP and ABOVE: Building climate resilience in the Eastern Province, Zambia, through the construction of a dam and small-scale irrigation scheme.

TOP and ABOVE: Building climate resilience in the Eastern Province, Zambia, through the construction of a dam and small-scale irrigation scheme.

Meet the Team

Areas of Service Expertise

  • Feasibility assessment
  • Planning
  • PPP transaction advisory
  • Procurement support
  • Financial structuring and capital raising

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Projects

Project

Feasibility study for Songwe River Basin

Genesis is working with the African Development Bank to provide technical support for the structuring and implementation of the Songwe River Basin Development Project – a transboundary project on the border of Tanzania and Malawi. 

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Project

Hostel plan for 35000 Kenyan students

Genesis is the lead partner in a consortium that has been retained to provide transaction advisory services for the development of hostels for 35000 students at five universities in Kenya . 

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Leading the team

​Malcolm Pautz

Principal (Infrastructure and PPP Advisory)

​Malcolm Pautz
Principal (Infrastructure and PPP Advisory)
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​Joel Barnor

Manager

​Joel Barnor
Manager
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