Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking’s experience and commitment to innovation in the mining, mining services, chemicals and downstream metal beneficiation sectors drives our Mining and Resources team to create unique financing solutions that best suit our clients’ needs in South Africa and in Continental Africa.
Our funding solutions include:
We arrange and underwrite limited recourse project finance solutions for greenfield and brownfield mining projects. This will include the design, structuring and execution of senior and standby debt facilities, commodity, exchange rate and interest rate hedging facilities, where appropriate, and overall transaction management and day-to-day monitoring throughout the life of the transaction.
We arrange, structure and underwrite debt packages that enable our clients to acquire target companies in the mining, mining services, chemicals and downstream metal beneficiation sectors. Our deep knowledge of the sector capital markets will enable us to structure bridge-to-equity and bridge-to-bond facilities to support our clients making strategic acquisitions within short time-frames.
We develop innovative structured debt funding solutions to enable our clients to optimise their balance sheet and to provide operational flexibility. This may be achieved through multi-currency debt facilities, sculpted loan repayments and capital grace periods for the financing of expansion and/or revolving credit facilities to meet their general funding or working capital requirements. We also provide guarantee facilities for environmental rehabilitation and other requirements.
We arrange and implement project finance solutions whilst leveraging export credit agency support where appropriate, based on the source of capital goods and services for project development. We also seek development finance institution support in larger transactions and arrange political-risk insurance in higher risk jurisdictions from the public and/or private insurance market.
We have extensive experience in customising commodity price hedging programmes to meet the needs of our clients, for management’s risk mitigation purposes. Most base and precious metals can be hedged using a variety of derivative instruments to structure both long- and short-term hedging programmes.
We place a particular priority on adding value to African mining companies, which we do through the provision of expert advisory services delivered by our experienced teams based in London and Johannesburg. We also advise our Africa mining clients on merger and acquisition and capital‑raising opportunities.
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