Claymore Advisory provides services based upon independence, knowledge, innovation and experience – key factors in successful business.
Claymore Advisory has a reputation for integrity and professionalism enabling it to arrange or negotiate finance for clients' projects on highly competitive terms.
Claymore Advisory is able to bring together equity investors and debt participants into an optimal long term funding structure so as to ensure the most cost effective financial solution is achieved for each project.
Claymore Advisory provides independent advice and analysis to cover a wide range of project finance applications, including preliminary and advanced financial feasibility studies, risk assessment and risk mitigation analysis, financial modelling, optimisation of funding structures, project risk and project finance documentation, commercial negotiations support, and relevant advice on specific debt and equity funding alternatives.
Claymore Advisory also provides sponsors with support during a competitive bidding process for a project. Typical roles performed by Claymore Advisory can also include:
Bid Stage: At the bid stage, Claymore Advisory helps sponsors throughout the bidding process. In particular, Claymore Advisory assists with consortium formation, contributes to the review of the bidding documents (early identification and mitigation of bankability issues in draft contracts, Q&A sessions), review of the adjudication criteria, and sizing and optimisation of sponsor bids.
Support to Documentation, Legal and Contractual Aspects: Claymore Advisory works in close cooperation with the law firms retained by sponsors and helps review and finalise the project and financing agreements. Claymore Advisory often takes the lead role regarding the actual drafting of key term sheets for contracts or financing documents affecting bankability of a project.
Transaction Execution: Claymore Advisory assists sponsors in the process of designing and implementing a financing strategy from the initial phase up to financial close, including selecting the optimal structure and format of equity investment, and debt sizing parameters.
Financial Modelling: Claymore Advisory has developed comprehensive financial modelling capabilities, and has the capacity to develop financial models for projects in a variety of sectors, carrying the modelling activities up to financial close, in coordination with third-parties involved, including banks/arrangers, rating agencies and external auditors.
The financing of each infrastructure project, whether for the public or private sector, presents unique challenges. Even the most sophisticated project sponsor must find innovative solutions which match the particular project requirements. Claymore Advisory has developed a range of structured finance solutions which can provide a competitive advantage to sponsors or enhance returns to equity investors.
Asset Based Financing
Claymore Advisory arranges finance for specific asset acquisitions, utilising a wide range of debt structures or tax- based finance mediums, such as leveraged leasing to provide operating or finance lease solutions for capital equipment and property.
Corporate Finance – Strategic Project Acquisitions and Divestments
In addition to finance advisory services, Claymore Advisory and its team have undertaken significant specific corporate finance work, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, structuring, corporate valuations, leasing and strategic advice for specific projects across the financial services industry, the infrastructure sector and general industry.