The Finance Catalyst team works with project developers. We connect qualified projects to development finance institutions (DFIs), project preparation support instruments, impact investors and commercial lenders, providing in-kind advisory (but no direct financial support).
The Finance Catalyst delivers through a lean, non-bureaucratic setup, and an à la carte portfolio of services:
- Development support geared at projects at a relatively early stage, but with concrete financing prospects, and providing guidance on the necessary steps of project development in order to ensure completeness and quality;
- Structuring support advising on essential aspects of business case and financing models and supporting developers towards structuring their propositions in a way that corresponds to the needs and expectations of financiers;
- Access to finance support to identify appropriate financing options for projects and to align project documentation with the specific requirements of financing and support instruments;
- Transaction support to provide assistance in the contractual negotiations during project preparation, including (for example) aspects of the financing transaction, term sheets, contractual agreements with specialised advisory, or the fulfilment of conditions precedent.
Our support consists of advisory services provided by the Catalyst team and is in principle provided at no cost to the project developer. An indicative amount of time is allocated for each type of service above, and multiple services can be provided per project. For a full menu of services, around 20 days of support in total can be made available per project, in various stages.
Should you wish to get a better understanding of the scope of services provided, feel free to request an example “Terms of Reference” document, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ToR documents are drafted in consultation with project developers after we have gained a better understanding of project requirements. The ToR document you will receive shows all of the services we are able to provide and not the customised and negotiated version.