Introduction

Established in 2012 on a philosophy of entrepreneurial thinking, SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL offers its clients advices on corporate and project finance solutions and provides project development and implementation support outside of traditional balance sheet finance.
The company also makes strategic equity investments and management buyout.

Purpose
Our purpose is to create and unlock wealth by optimising the funding and financial structuring of projects and by taking advantage of specific investment opportunities that become available in the market.

Objectives
At SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL we leverage off our core country risk analysis, financial, legal and technical knowledge, skills and experience to guide a project from a concept-stage through to successful implementation. In other words, we combine the experience and individual strengths of our multi-skilled team to:

  • Identify and assess risks that can have impact on the viability, implementation, and operation of a project.
  • Assist clients in developing bankable projects, facilitating the successful raising of capital, timeous financial and technical close and ultimately the effective execution of a project.
  • Advise clients on how to create value from private equity opportunities.
  • Assist clients in recovering unpaid debts.


Business Networks
We have got close links with African and international financial markets, Development Finance Institutions, as well as venture capital and private equity funding communities.

 

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SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL will take advantage of excellent working relationships with financial institutions to extend project finance, within and outside South Africa. These include Development Finance Institutions and commercial banks. We are also in the process of establishing relationships with many of the world’s leading export credit agencies. 

SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL’s strengths lies on the ability to raise funds from the private equity network should an equity funding gap exist in a project.

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Our team and partners have vast experience in the development of Business Plans, Project Finance, Project Structuring, Finance Raising, Financial Modelling, Export Credit Facilities and Political and Commercial Risk Insurance, with team members emanating from export credit insurance, legal and commercial banks.

SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL does not restrict its focus to specific industries. We are able to use our expertise to fully understand client needs and would involve external specialists where necessary and in the interest of a project.

Actually, based on the experience of SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL’s  Staff, project finance exposure extend over a wide range of industries, including agriculture and agro-processing, mining, energy, process engineering, petroleum pipeline, road and rail transport infrastructure, hotels and telecommunications.

On the ground,

During the second half of 2013, Sycamore participated in two projects in Lesotho. Sycamore helped a private operator raise the fund for the supply of a Mobile Blood Collection Vehicle for the Ministry of Health, Lesotho. Sycamore also provided the working capital for a construction company.

Sycamore, is currently sourcing funds on behalf of a private company for the supply of equipments to small scale mining companies in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

   

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SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL does not restrict its focus to specific industries. We are able to use our expertise to fully understand client needs and would involve external specialists where necessary and in the interest of a project.

Actually, based on the experience of SYCAMORE INTERNATIONAL’s  Staff, project finance exposure extend over a wide range of industries, including agriculture and agro-processing, mining, energy, process engineering, petroleum pipeline, road and rail transport infrastructure, hotels and telecommunications.

Objectives right of

  • Identify and assess risks that can have impact on the viability, implementation, and operation of a project.
  • Assist clients in developing bankable projects, facilitating the successful raising of capital, timeous financial and technical close and ultimately the effective execution of a project.
  • Advise clients on how to create value from private equity opportunities.
  • Assist clients in recovering unpaid debts.