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Transaction advisory at Apricum
We help clients to create increased shareholder value through carefully planned strategic acquisitions and divestments
We follow a systematic and analytical process tailored to our clients’ business objectives. We support our clients in:
- Defining the desired characteristics for the target
- Finding and contacting targets
- Providing due diligence reports
- Negotiating and closing the agreement
Our team takes a carefully structured and targeted approach, applying meticulous evaluation and shrewd negotiation crossing borders and time zones to ensure our clients get maximum value.
Our sell-side services include:
- Creating the teaser and investment memorandum for investors
- Selecting and approaching investors
- Coordinating and monitoring the due diligence process
- Structuring the deal, moderating the negotiations and preparing the closing
We raise venture capital and private equity from both strategic and financial institutional investors to support our clients’ growth ambitions:
- Investor identification
- Investor roadshow
- Negotiation support
We jointly define the target investors and/or partners and work on a compelling storyline for the investor approach. We organize and lead meetings with you and high-potential investors to select the most suitable candidates for further discussions and provide ongoing negotiation support to close the best possible deal. Committed to transparency, we only introduce your company to potential investors who have been explicitly approved by you beforehand.
We help clients join forces with the ideal partner to match their capital, expertise and risk appetite objectives
- Partner search
- JV business plan
Our experienced transaction advisory team supports you at every stage from screening prospective partners, conducting a thorough due diligence to establish credentials, to structuring a detailed strategic business plan for the partnership that ensures both long-term as well as short-term success. As cleantech specialists, our technology expertise and deep understanding of the dynamics in cleantech markets maximize your JV’s competitive advantage.
We ensure our clients have the decisive information they need to assess the real value of a deal
Our team of business and technology experts examines each business opportunity in detail, evaluating all relevant commercial and technical aspects.
Market/Commercial due diligence
- Scrutinizing market, competition, sales and marketing, operations, systems and processes
Our commercial due diligence covers a thorough company analysis including its business model, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, sales & marketing, management and corporate structure.
Technical due diligence
- Investigating manufacturing, R&D and intellectual property issues
Our range of comprehensive technical due diligence services supports the decision-making of our clients in technology investments; we assess the maturity and future potential of the technologies and their competitiveness.
We advise our clients on the most advantageous structure of financing renewable energy projects around the world
- Financial structuring and non/limited-recourse debt raising
- Project equity stucturing and raising
- Project M&A
- Financial modeling
To support your goal of securing the optimal financing solution for renewable energy projects, we offer a number of key advantages. Our global network, our know-how – which we apply when judiciously optimizing the deal structure; and our experience and partners in foreign markets – to ensure local regulatory and banking requirements are met.
We support project developers to successfully navigate complex international financing requirements with multiple currency cash flows involving governmental and private sector lenders locally, regionally and internationally. We help you mitigate risk and build innovative and highly-structured deals with the optimum mix of equity and debt aligned to your strategy.
IPP procurement (sell-side)
We help governments to structure their renewable energy procurement programs and maximize local value creation.
- Design and structuring of IPP procurement programs
- IPP program tendering and implementation
- Management of refinancings
Developing and implementing an effective long-term renewable energy program is a complex task for governments involving many stakeholders and a myriad of economic and legal considerations. With a successful track record in advising governmental institutions in Europe, the USA and the MENA region, we offer a full range of services including the evaluation and selection of the most suitable support scheme, the structuring of local content regulations, effective grid integration, and the development of optimal procurement, industrialization and cluster strategies. We advise governments on embedding renewable energy into their broader energy strategy, achieving competitive pricing and maximizing local value creation.
Bid support and management (buy-side)
We manage all stakeholders at every step to optimize the success of your renewable energy project
- Financial and commercial advisory, project management in support of competitive tenders
- Optimization of project returns and bid competitiveness
Our integrated project development services for renewable energy projects, ensure an optimized return-risk profile of the project through our clear understanding of the operating environment and seamless coordination between all stakeholders and regulatory authorities.
Our team has vast experience in working with bidders, developers and procuring authorities. Along with excellent local contacts and local partners, we offer a holistic view and can optimize all commercial, financial, technical and legal aspects, mitigating risk and maximizing the project’s success.
We can support you from the bid preparation stage and will see you through until you have achieved financial close of the project. Post financial close, we can supervise construction of the power plant and commissioning up to the date of commercial operation.
“Our advisory clients rely on our models to give them a competitive advantage in negotiation. Our models must therefore be robust and flexible but above all clear and transparent. Too often modelling is left to the least experienced team member; at Apricum we give modelling the senior level management it requires.”