Wind Power Project Finance – The What, the How, and the Where

To continue with this series of Green Power Project Financing, we’re talking today about wind energy. Wind energy has really become integrated into our culture, worldwide in fact, over the last couple of decades.  We developed wind mills that harnessed energy, started popping them up a little bit everywhere, then the technology developed even more, … More Wind Power Project Finance – The What, the How, and the Where

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Trust in Business: The (Old) New Frontier?

In the business world today, the trust factor has been replaced by signed agreements and lawyers. We have e-signatures, contracts that are pages and pages long, then other contracts to confirm the first agreement, non-disclosures and non-circumventions, the list goes on.  Point is, trust in business is frighteningly absent.  Not so long ago, deals were … More Trust in Business: The (Old) New Frontier?

Solar Power Project Finance – How To Prepare For It & How To Get It

Green power is the hottest concept around these days. Gas is getting more expensive, it’s getting harder to find and dig out the oil, and green technology is growing by leaps and bounds.  Not only that but it is free to harvest and can be harvested almost anywhere worldwide. So to begin this new series … More Solar Power Project Finance – How To Prepare For It & How To Get It

Dutifully Doing Your Due Diligence – Part VIII of our Complaints Series

Ah, the Due Diligence.  So needed and yet at times so misunderstood. And what can be misunderstood can be demeaned and griped about.  So here we shall simply explain what the Due Diligence process is when a merchant banker is going through the financing process with their client. Simply put, the Due Diligence process (or … More Dutifully Doing Your Due Diligence – Part VIII of our Complaints Series

Courtesy in Business: Near Extinction? Part VII of our Complaints Series

There is one important common courtesy that can sometimes be forgotten in business: keeping people informed.  We often hear from our clients that they have a bad history of having been kept in the dark about things by their business partners, or maybe investors, or even their own brokers.  So that’s why we’ve made it … More Courtesy in Business: Near Extinction? Part VII of our Complaints Series

Getting that Biotech Project Funded – How to, Who to?

We’ve been involved in funding projects in the biotechnology industry for a long time and it’s a really interesting, really exciting industry to find oneself in.  Simply put, biotechnology is a form of technology that utilizes natural biological process/product to advance human health or environment, although funding of these projects has recently included genetic engineering … More Getting that Biotech Project Funded – How to, Who to?

The Language (Non-)Barrier – Part VI of Our Complaints Series

When we conduct a due diligence for a project where the native language of the associated company(-ies) or country(-ies) is not English, it is required that any and all documentation be professionally translated by a certified translator, duly stamped and signed. Now some people may not like this. Why? Because generally if they have written … More The Language (Non-)Barrier – Part VI of Our Complaints Series

The BLT – Not Just Your Lunch Order!

Investors are sometimes asked to provide financing for is “Build, Lease, Transfer” arrangements – “BLT” for short. In this type of arrangement, a developer designs and builds the complete facility.  Sometimes these facilities are large scale industrial projects such as power plants, airport, ports, etc – and sometimes they are smaller facilities. Upon completion, according … More The BLT – Not Just Your Lunch Order!