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Export / Trade Finance Structures • Forfaiting • Project Finance • Alternative Finance
Trade Finance: Forfaiting • Finance up to 100% of the transaction • Fast track transaction time frame • Detailed Instrument Checklist: • Proof the Exporter is owed a specific sum of money on a specified date, • Evidence of the debt: • secured negotiable instrument • unconditional, irrevocable and freely transferable • forms include Promissory Note (P/N) or Bill of Exchange (B/E), • Instruments sold without recourse (Exporter has no further liability), • Instruments key elements wording include: the words "for value received", place and date of Issue, amount due in both words and figures, the specific maturity date, an effective payment clause, a without deduction clause, and a domicile for payment.
Project Finance: Presentation Guide • General Corporate • Owners / Sponsors / Developers • The Company • The Project • Investment Costs • Financial Projections • Implementation • Financial Plan • Operating & Working Capital Financing • Proposed Security Arrangements
Alternative Finance (1): IFC Program • IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. • As a member of the World Bank Group, IFC is legally and financially independent. Its 179 member countries provide its share capital and collectively determine its policies. • In partnership with private investors, IFC provides loan and equity finance for business ventures in developing countries and helps expand their economies and create jobs. IFC plays a catalytic role by demonstrating the profitability of investments in emerging markets.
Alternative Finance (1): IFC Program • NO down payment required at the time of order. • Detailed transaction questionnaire structure • Maximum tenor of 3 years STRUCTURE BRIEF: Buyer country bank uses its IFC credit line and opens an L/C to a Beneficiary / Exporter for the Buyer. Then the additionally approved IFC Bank will confirm, finance, and negotiate the L/C and then fund to the Beneficiary / Exporter after IFC offers its guarantee.
Alternative Finance (3): Offset & Countertrade • Complicated Large Value Transactions, • Long Time Frame to Complete & Document, • Multi-Party Transaction: Typically Government to Government or Large Multinational Corporate to Government, • Highly profitable for skilled experienced parties withstrong financial capacity.
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