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Capital & Fundraising Services

FASMICRO Group works to provide world-class intermediary services between our Chinese investing partners and African project owners. Our goal is to ensure quality capital availability to drive development in Africa.
 
We work as advisors, partnering with our African clients and investing partners. We bring the full breadth of our consulting expertise and local knowledge alongside direct investing experience to every partnership we pursue.
 
Specifically, we offer the following services:

o    Investment strategy: Formulating investment hypotheses and theories of change that can be translated into concrete steps to generate clearly defined financial returns.
o    Transaction sourcing and execution: Tapping into our extensive network to generate a transaction pipeline robust enough to meet the specific goals of the investment strategy.
o    Assembling and managing capital vehicles: Designing innovative and effective financing structures while mobilizing capital from diverse sources to fund such vehicles.
o    Strategic growth: Translating investment success into longer-term business building opportunities, guided by rigorous financial, economic, and social metrics.
o    Building partnerships: Helping investors and project owners to identify and build partnerships with financial and technical partners, drawing on comparative organizational strengths.

Our Advantage

- We strive to provide best-in-class advice and execution excellence on all engagements
 
- We are focused on being a significant provider of capital-raising services, which, in turn, enables our clients to achieve their strategic goals.

 
Institutions with projects to finance 

Our clients  are institutions expanding their businesses or  sponsors of new projects. They can be private or public (governments). They are serious players who find their internal resources stretched by the complexity of organizing a new project and preparing it for financing. Many are approaching private external sources of capital for the first time. Some are experienced at bringing in outside finance, but know the value of having experts act as a buffer between the sponsors and the banks/investors. 

Most of our clients come to us by referral. Other clients, advisors, bankers, and investors understand the value we offer and refer project owners to us. We take pride in understanding the needs of both our clients and their potential financing sources. That's why we are successful where others fail in helping clients realize their visions, while providing banks and investors with opportunities that offer solid growth potential.

Fundraising Process

FASMICRO Group tailors its approach according to its clients' preferences, the nature and positioning of the product and the market environment. Whatever the assignment, we strive to add value at each stage in the process. While no two processes are alike, a generic process might be described as follows:



Impeccable project preparation 

We know what is necessary to attract financing. As entrepreneurs and owners, we have been through successes and failures, so we understand our clients needs, challenges, and opportunities.

FASMICRO applies the same proven methodology to the projects we develop either as principals or as advisors to select clients. We do the work to prepare the project for financing:

Evaluate preparedness – market, management, technology
Create impeccable project information
Foster competition among sources of finance
Negotiate and close the best deal for our client


Frequently Asked Questions 

What does FASMICRO Group do?
FASMICRO Group helps project sponsors prepare projects for financing and obtain the financing

Where do you work?
We go where the project is but particularly Africa. We work around the globe, and our network of affiliates gives our team additional local execution capacity in every region. 

Have you worked in my industry?
We can apply our proven methodology across industries, and have worked successfully on projects in most industry groups. 

How big must my project be?
FASMOCRO works on large and small projects. There is no upper limit; however, it is generally not economical for a sponsor to engage us if the project is not seeking $5 million or more in capital. 

Is FASMICRO Group a bank?
FASMICRO Group is not a bank. We source funding for projects from banks, private equity funds, Asian investors and other global investors

How long does it take to obtain financing for a project?
The time required to obtain financing depends on the type and size of a project, and how ready it is for financing. The finance Test diagnostic will answer this question for a specific project.

Will FASMICRO Group fund my project?
FASMICRO Group does not fund projects directly. We source funding for projects from banks, private equity funds, and other global investors

Does FASMICRO work with specific banks / sources of financing?
FASMICRO Group identifies the sources of financing most appropriate to each project.

How does FASMICRO Group add value to a project?
FASMICRO Group makes sure the project is ready for financing, prepares comprehensive investment materials, and negotiates the best available funding package for the project.
A project is ready for financing when all the elements necessary for successful implementation have been identified and/or put in place. FASMICRO Group will identify missing elements, and can assist in filling the gaps. FASMICRO prepares investment materials that provide a complete description of the business, detailed financial projections, and answers to the critical questions investors will raise. FASMICRO manages due diligence and negotiation so the project sponsor is insulated from the process.

What does it cost to retain FASMICRO Group?
It depends on the type and complexity of the project. FASMICRO Group's success fees are industry standard and can be partly funded from the financing negotiated by our Team.

Fundraising Approach

Syndicating capital can be challenging. Over the past decade we have developed an approach that we believe optimizes the chances of success. At its heart lie 3 core principles - Enhanced Fedeback, Maximized Efficiency and Aligned Interests.

Our approach is characterized by a number of key features:

Relationship based
Our professionals have deep relationships with our investing Chinese partners.

Specialist knowledge
We believe that a detailed understanding of the project and the market in which it operates greatly enhances a sale process to our investing partners. Specialist knowledge enables the sales person to articulate the offering in a compelling manner, position it effectively to address an investor’s sensitivities and answer detailed questions directly.
 
Cross-selling across asset classes
We believe there is a strategic advantage to being able to tap into a broad variety of capital sources. 

Team-based approach
The team unit lies at the core of everything we do. Our model is one of full integration in which all market and investor information is shared across the business. 

Tactical approach
Each marketing process is carefully planned and orchestrated. A great deal of thought is given to the prioritization of investors, the phasing of dialogues and the management of negotiations. 

Senior representation
We believe that it takes relationships, experience and expertise gained from years spent in our industry to effect sales successfully. Consequently we seek to ensure that there is senior representation at every stage in the process.

Limited number of assigments
We believe that our approach requires a greater focus and dedication of resources than might otherwise be the case. As a result, we limit the number of assignments we take on to ensure that we deliver or beat our clients’ objectives.


Some Completed Projects

• Developed a roadmap document for National Biotechnology Agency (Nigeria) for local vaccine production
• Designed & installed W/Africa's largest embedded systems lab for Electronic Dev. Institute Awka
• Developed a strategic blueprint for National Space Research & Dev Agency for local satellite production
• Executed a complex IT infrastructure project for UnityKapital

Some Ongoing Projects

• Executing a new infrastructure project for connected education in Abia State
• Developed a roadmap document for Raw Materials Research & Development Council (RMRDC) for commercial PCB production in Nigeria
• Raising capital for a government through a JV for establishing a hi-tech factory in an African capital
• Raising capital for a multi-million dollar real estate project in Nigeria through a BOT

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