Accessing the right expertise and the development of bankable feasibility studies, remain the greatest hurdles facing many large scale infrastructure projects on the African continent. In response to this challenge and need, GIBB has established GIBB Capital - a project preparation and advisory division within the GIBB Group, that provides bespoke specialist services aimed at unlocking the financing and implementation of projects.
The unit is structured as a one-stop service offering which provides comprehensive support across the entire life cycle of a project – from start to finish. GIBB Capital harnesses GIBB’s core multi-disciplinary skills, knowledge and expertise to guide infrastructure projects from conception and planning, towards the development of bankable feasibility studies necessary to unlock both funding and the implementation of projects.
For project promoters looking at prospects in Africa, the division offers support and access to a combination of the best technical and investment banking skills. These expertise are tailored to guide clients within key sectors such as Power and Energy, Transport (Road, Rail, Airport and Ports), Bulk Water and Sanitation and utilities involved in gas, water and electricity supply.
GIBB recognises the potential of Africa and is geared towards collaborating and contributing towards the achievement of the continent’s infrastructure development goals. With a staff complement in excess of 900 professional engineers, environmental specialists, economists and other technical staff, GIBB Capital provides a comprehensive view of technical, commercial, legal, environmental and financial viability. In addition, the service offering includes assistance with access to financing and management of project implementation.
GIBB is a market leader in the industry recognised for its service excellence and engineering pedigree. With its expertise and extensive experience across the continent, the firm understands that each client is unique and that a versatile approach is needed to cater for specialised requirements.
The firm’s vision is based on unparalleled expertise and cost-effective solutions, which aim to make each project successful.
Through GIBB Capital, the firm offers a holistic approach whilst ensuring that public and private sector, financiers, investors, contractors as well as maintenance and operation providers receive optimal value to overcome barriers common to the development and successful implementation of projects.
Spanning all infrastructure sectors, GIBB Capital provides packaged solutions that bring together strong technical and project management expertise alongside institutional, financial, legal and environmental skills, in line with each project’s unique needs.
The division offers a truly holistic advisory service, from project feasibility to funding arrangements, implementation and project management.
In essence, GIBB Capital provides clients with access to expertise and services needed to achieve project bankability, an investment decision and successful project execution.
These services include:
- Project preparation assistance and support
- Project planning, viability and demand analysis
- Bankable feasibility study development
- Procurement strategies and project management
- Project due diligence, audits and reviews
- Debt structuring and financial modelling