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The world of development finance is complex — governments, private funders, multilateral institutions, structured products, risk allocation. Whether it’s for municipal infrastructure in Canada or micro-credit in Ghana, the ever-changing market needs and motivations can seem overwhelming.
We understand the landscape and know the players, including investment funds, government agencies, multilateral lenders, commercial banks, and project sponsors. We are a thought leader on emerging trends and activities, including the convergence internationally of aid, trade, and investment. Where others see complexity and challenges, we see motivation and opportunity.
We help you understand the bigger picture and how you fit in, so you can achieve results quickly and confidently.
We help clients manage the evolving complexity of their funding activities. Public-sector funders, in particular, face growing pressure to adapt to the changing needs of the marketplace. Inevitably, this means taking on more risk; it also means having the right systems, processes, and people in place to manage that risk.
We can help you better understand your risk environment, and enhance your risk management approach in a scale-appropriate, best practices manner. We can help improve your organization’s “risk literacy” so that risk management becomes better understood and ingrained. Ultimately, a proper risk management orientation leads to better, faster decision-making, while ensuring oversight and accountability.
People excel in their work when they have the right tools and knowledge. Solutions can only be implemented if everyone shares a common understanding of the problem and speak the same technical language. That’s where we come in.
Crystalus offers a spectrum of learning and knowledge services, from formal training courses to one-on-one mentoring. In each case, we ensure a tailored, experiential approach designed to elevate your organization and its people to a higher plane. We routinely receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from our knowledge sessions, which are at once entertaining, engaging, and insightful.
Clients rely on us for clear, effective advice to achieve their strategic objectives in finance and risk management.
Whether it’s developing a new funding program or venture, or enhancing an existing one, we can help you every step of the way. We advise clients on business planning and financial modeling, capital structuring, new funding products, program evaluation, and peer benchmarking.
Our recommendations are sound and straightforward, and we back them up by working with you and your staff to get everything running smoothly.
We believe that the right approach, tailored in the right way and for the right audience, will unlock capital. And we’ve proven it over decades and around the world, working with countless borrowers and funders, closing billions of dollars in financing.
We’ve worked on all sides of the equation – public, private, lender, borrower, investor, investee. We know how the other side thinks, what information they want (and don’t want), and how they make decisions. We have an extensive network of senior relationships with leading funders on all continents.
We can help you achieve your funding objective.
Infrastructure finance has many challenges, with myriad players – project sponsors, financial arrangers, government agencies – and complicated funding structures. Successful financing approaches rely on careful integration of various market participants, including public lenders, private funds, commercial banks, capital markets, and institutional investors.
We understand the market landscape, funding preferences, and financial instruments, including blended debt, equity, and grant structures. We work with funders, sponsors, and governments to achieve results, both for individual projects, as well as broader public policy initiatives.
Today’s world of development finance is complex, involving a dizzying and ever-changing array of financing structures, capital providers, and financial intermediaries.
Whether you are making a one-off loan or launching a new funding program, Crystalus can help with credit assessments, deal structuring, term sheets, due diligence, and document negotiation.
We augment and support your in-house personnel, expanding your capacity to get deals done to exacting industry standards.
Some clients don’t have a specific pressing issue, but want access to regular, ad hoc advice and support over a period of time. We understand that, and are happy to provide on-call services. What you want, when you want it.
Clients can pick up a phone or ask for a meeting to discuss specific issues, receive mentoring or advice, or simply bounce ideas around.
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