BRS Capital Project Management

PROJECT FINANCING

We are the  largest and most experienced project finance groups in the world compromising more than 12 dedicated specialists in our offices worldwide who are fully qualified to provide financial and legal advice under both U.S. and English law.

Background

We have 15 years of experience in applying international project finance techniques, and over

the past 10 years we have closed more than $13 billion for Investment and infrastructure projects across the globe.

What we offer

We offer a full range of investment platform and management services from project conception to project completion and beyond. We are able to assist our clients in assessing and managing the many variables that can affect the outcome of a project, including the political, social, legal and other risks that are inherent in complex, large scale projects and cross-border transactions.

We have a significant experience in helping clients navigate the complexities on each phase of a transaction including:

  • Preliminary evaluation and due diligence
  • Interfacing with local counsel and host country negotiations
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating project documents, term sheets, financing agreements and security documents
  • Overseeing the disbursement process, including satisfaction of conditions of disbursement
  • Advising during operational period
 

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT has significant experience representing clients in many of the most active regions for project development and finance, including Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

 

Who we work with

Our large clientele consists of medium, large and multi-national corporations including:

  • Infrastructure Projects backed by governments or municipality
  • Insurance Companies
  • Real estate Development Companies
  • Central Banks of developing countries
  • Private Bankers

What projects we represent

We have represented clients in connection with numerous types of asset and project financing including:

  • Construction and commercial real estate development
  • Equipment finance (including aircrafts and ships)
  • Financial markets and banking projects
  • Hospitality
  • Independent power projects
  • Industrial and manufacturing projects
  • Information technology companies
  • LNG projects
  • Oil and gas facilities
  • Sports and entertainment facilities
  • Renewable energy projects
  • Telecommunications projects
  • Transportation infrastructure (including port facilities, railways, airports and toll roads)
  • Water treatment and desalination projects.

ABOUT OUR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FIRM

Our Mission – Why we Exist

Our mission is to help individuals and corporations to determine and achieve their financial and fund raising goals through a comprehensive financial management process. Our role is that of an independent and trusted financial counselor, providing personalized service with uncompromising integrity.

Our Vision Statement – What We Strive For

Our vision is to enrich the lives of our clients and to have a positive impact on our community, profession, and workplace. By achieving this vision, we strive to become the best financial solutions firm – worldwide.

Our Values – What We Stand For

  • We pledge to place our clients’ interests above all else.
  • We seek to instill peace of mind in our clients through the wealth management process and by providing advice that is second to none in our industry.
  • We strive to communicate frequently and proactively in a manner that allows clients to understand their situation, our advice, and the reasons behind our advice.
  • We seek to make our community a better place to live by maintaining the highest ethical and moral standards in conducting our business, and by being active, individually and as a company, in community activities.
  • We strive to improve our profession through our conscientious and quality business practices, involvement in our professional societies and meetings, and matchless reputation for quality of work and professionalism among our peers.
  • We strive to help our employees reach their professional and personal goals through a harmonious and productive workplace that leverages technology, professional and interpersonal skills.
  • We seek to treat all of our clients and employees with integrity, respect and concern for their personal and professional lives, so that they are proud to be associated with BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMEN.

CORPORATE FINANCE SERVICES

Stable financing, efficient execution, expert solutions and customer service are how we help clients succeed.

Our broad range of lending products in the areas of corporate lending and investment banking, combined with access to strong capital base; allows us to execute financing that supports your business objectives. Our deal professionals’ industry expertise and attention to your goals during every step of the loan process allows us to offer solutions that help you achieve success.

Corporate Finance / Capital Structure Optimization

The proper capitalization of a company – created through newly-sourced and redeployed capital – can allow for equity risk diversification, improved cash flow and accelerated growth, if desired. A properly designed capital structure will eliminate or lessen personal guarantees and associated risks; improve cash flow through the elimination of high-cost debt, excessive debt-service requirements and/or onerous prepayment penalties; provide capital for and lessen restrictions on capital expenditures and growth; lessen or remove financial and operating covenants and restrictions; and finally, reduce the number of capital providers with a “say” in corporate matters.

The professionals’ of BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT have a successful track record of identifying and procuring the appropriate capital type with structure and terms that are consistent with a company’s short and long-term objectives including senior debt; sale-leaseback financing; subordinated/mezzanine debt and equity.

Structured Finance

The Structured Finance team at BRS Group works seamlessly with our Investment Banking and Global Wealth Management Divisions to assist clients in raising capital through unconventional means and to create low risk investment products for our investors. Given the current credit dilemma, where risk aversion and non-direct exposure on projects or corporations is prevalent, our team incessantly devises new innovative solutions to mitigate and/ or spread a project’s risk across various financial institutions.

Our Structured Finance experts work with acclaimed banking institutions, world development funds, export credit agencies, insurance companies and governmental institutions to issue financial risk instruments/ contracts and assist in raising low cost capital for our clients while also accounting for the risk appetite of our investors.

Our Structured Finance core competence is the ability to access debt capital markets to generate liquidity via credit enhancement and to customize financial structures based on the parameters identified by our investors.

Capital Restructuring

Capital Restructuring is a practice adopted by corporations in reaction to changed business conditions, as a means to fund growth strategies, to jump start themselves out of a downward spiral or to attract potential investors/ buyers. This can be accomplished via various combinations of equity and debt restructuring.

The liquidity crunch has given rise to the enhanced need for organizations to reallocate assets to improve their availability. Our Corporate Finance team conducts a thorough and rigorous research and analysis process, then advises the client on the trade of assets and capital restructuring in order to improve their monetary position enabling them to reap greater returns.

PRODUCTS: VENTURE CAPITAL, JOINT VENTURE, AND MORE

  • Acquisition finance/Mergers and Acquisitions – Structuring the financing of cross-border mergers, acquisitions (asset and equity), leveraged buyouts, restructurings and more.
 
  • Aircraft/asset finance – Helping purchasers, lenders, lessors and lessees finance aircraft, rolling stock and other big-ticket leasing and financing transactions.
 
  • Asset Management – With a great depth and breadth of expertise, we help clients achieve their goals through a wide array of strategies, in every major sector and asset class through various distribution channels.
 
  • Project finance – Structuring privatizations, limited recourse and non-recourse finance transactions.
 
  • Securitization and structured finance – Advising funds, sponsors, credit enhancers and investors in securitization of a variety of asset classes across multiple jurisdictions.
 
  • Derivatives and financial products – Negotiating and documenting derivatives-driven structured financings, secured and guaranteed transactions and taxable and tax-exempt products.
 
  • Financial and regulatory advice – Using our network to keep current on developments and advising on the practical effects of international regulatory trends.
 
  • Global custody – Advising global custodians and sub-custodians on issues of safe custody, clearance and settlement of trades, collection of income, and taxes in more than 100 countries, including advice under SEC Rules 17f-5 and 17f-7.
 
  • Loans and credit facilities – Structuring cross-border facilities, secured and unsecured, and trade-financing transactions.
 
  • Private Equity – Structuring and organizing new funds, structuring and executing institutional and management-led buyouts, public-to-privates, follow-on acquisitions, IPOs and trade sales. Areas of expertise include traditional private equity, alternative asset funds (e.g., real estate, infrastructure and oil & gas) and hedge funds.
 
  • Bank Instruments and Securities – We represent financial institutions and corporate entities in connection with the issuance of bonds, notes, commercial paper, and other capital market instruments. We have deep knowledge in matters related to securities products, securities transfer law, compliance, and financial process intellectual property, among others. We are able to utilize the services of world’s largest securities houses to satisfy your needs.
 
  • Bank Proof of Funds – Our bank proof of funds irrevocably confirms funds availability by S.W.I.F.T. or Key Tested Telex from a Major World Money Center Bank. Amounts between $10 Million and $500 Million USD are readily available; larger amounts can be arranged.
 
  • Credit Enhancement – We create and place highly structured credit enhancement and targeted risk capital products that provide efficient capital solutions for large investment projects. In each case, the structured product is tailor-made to efficiently mitigate risk and integrated into the overall project financial structure.
 
  • Joint Venture – We understand the design, negotiation and implementation of entity structures to accommodate multiple rounds of financing, equity incentives and, most importantly, significant growth. Because we understand the practices and expectations of the venture community, we are equally suited to guide companies planning for venture capital.
 
  • Venture Capital – Transactions range from early stage seed rounds through late stage venture rounds involving the issuance of preferred stock, convertible debt instruments, warrants, and secured and unsecured bridge debt.
 

Acquisition Finance/Mergers and Acquisitions

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT provides industry-leading expertise in merger, buyout and acquisition financing.

Acquisition, buy out and expansion decisions are often driven by the desire to leverage economies of scale, new technologies, or to enter new markets. At BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT we can customize merger and acquisition financial management packages that provide the capital to allow you to grow your combined businesses while the cost savings and productivity increases associated with the merger or buy out may take hold. We provide all elements of the capital structure for merger and acquisition, from senior secured debt to equity.

How to proceed:
Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

Aircraft/Asset finance

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT is recognized as a premier finance company in the field of asset financing. Members of our Asset Finance Group regularly represent airlines, arrangers, lessors, lessees, lenders, and other participants in a broad range of transactions to finance the acquisition of transportation, manufacturing, high-tech, and industrial equipment.

In particular, we have developed a recognized capability in both tax-based and non-tax based lease financings involving high-value equipment, particularly aircraft. The typical aircraft transaction in which we act involves all aspects in connection with the financing of aircraft, often in multiple jurisdictions, and may also involve support by a governmental export credit agency (ECA).

Through experience, we have accumulated an extensive body of knowledge in the substantive asset finance procedures and laws affecting aircraft and other big-ticket equipment leasing and financing transactions in many developed and developing jurisdictions.

Asset Management

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT Asset and Wealth Management is one of the leading global providers of investment management products and services. With a great depth and breadth of expertise, we help clients achieve their goals through a wide array of strategies, in every major sector and asset class through various distribution channels.

Our clients include some of the world’s leading corporations, governments, unions, foundations, endowments, mutual funds and high net worth individuals.

Our independent investment firms and brokerages provide asset management service that is responsive to our clients’ needs, transparent in its processes and is consistently working to pursue strong performance and results for clients.

How to proceed:
Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

 

Structured Finance and Securitization

In today’s dynamic and complex world of corporate finance, you need innovative capital market solutions to help you lower the cost of capital, diversify lending sources and improve balance sheet management.

It’s not enough to understand the basic asset classes in securitizations or the fundamentals of structured finance. A solid understanding of transactional issues and business ramifications is a must. It also helps to know how to export structuring skills with respect to various asset classes globally. And you had better be ready to deal with esoteric asset classes as well.

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT, our Global Securitization and Structured Finance team of more than 125 Finance Specialists has helped securitize billions of dollars of assets — everything from mortgages, credit card receivables and medical equipment leases to government contracts, licensing rights and time-share receivables.

With our broad scope of practice and international resources, we specialize in tailoring structures to specific legal, regulatory and tax requirements across a wide range of industries and asset types.

How to proceed:
Please contact our offices to receive information about required paperwork and details.

Derivatives and financial products

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT has one of the leading international derivatives practices, regularly representing financial institutions, multinational corporations, funds, government entities, insurance companies and investors.

Moreover, our specialists provide truly global coverage, giving clients access to financial products expertise not only in the global “money centres” but also in developing markets. As such, our Finance Specialists assist clients in cross-border transactions and advise on key issues such as close-out netting and enforceability throughout a host of jurisdictions.

Financial and Regulatory Advice

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Practice provides practical, sophisticated and comprehensive advice to a broad spectrum of domestic and international regulated financial institutions and financial services firms, including banks, non-bank lenders, insurance and securities firms, and other types of financial services intermediaries and their non-financial counter parties.

Leveraging off the Firm’s marquee practice groups and client bases, including its Banking and Securitization practice groups, the Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Practice advises financial services institutions and their counterparties on all aspects of their organization and governance; transactions and operations; product development, marketing and distribution; and compliance activities.

Our Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Practice includes lawyers with senior-level experience with federal financial institution regulators, and offers extensive experience with, and an in-depth understanding of, the financial services industry.

Through our financial advice we bring to our clients a high level of substantive knowledge and judgment, the ability to understand and respond quickly and flexibly to client needs and concerns. We also have a strong understanding of, and the ability to harmonize the multiple legal and regulatory schemes that affect our clients’ business activities.

Global custody

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT Banking Practice Group, working with colleagues in other practice areas, advises financial institutions acting as global custodians, local custodians of all types, and sub-custodians on securities and cash held in cross-border custody for institutional investors, including mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies, corporate trusts and governments.

We advise custodians on all issues relating to the:

  • safe custody of assets
  • clearance and settlement of trades
  • collection of income
  • settlement of transactions
  • matters arising out of custody-related securities services and taxation

Also reviewing issues of liability, efficiency and credit risk, the Banking Practice Group provides a full range of advice regarding cross-border and global custody arrangements to ensure compliance with applicable securities laws and other regulatory regimes affecting assets held in foreign custody.

Loans and Credit Facilities

At BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT we represent both financial institutions and corporate borrowers in every aspect of loan transactions.

These transactions include:

  • single bank loans and credit facilities (ranging from short-term unsecured facilities to global banking facilities involving multi-jurisdictional collateral)
  • bilateral loans
  • syndicated loans
  • participations

The transactions are typically comprised of term loans, revolving loans, letter of credit facilities, and/or bid loan facilities.

We also represent financial institutions in their capacities as agents, senior lenders or other syndicate members, sellers or purchasers of participations, and assignors or assignees of direct loan interests.

We have related and substantial experience structuring cross-border facilities, both secured and unsecured, on behalf of financial institutions and corporate borrowers, as well as advising on trade-financing transactions.

The Finance Specialists within the Group advise on and document lending transactions, counter-trade and barter transactions, and facilities for documentary letters of credit, collections, bankers’ acceptances, silent confirmations, forfeiting, and credit insurance.

Private Equity

Our corporate private equity operation is a global business with 98 investment professionals and offices worldwide. We are one of the leaders in private equity investing, having managed several private equity funds as well as one specialized fund focusing on media and communications-related investments.

From an operation focused in our early years on consummating leveraged buyout acquisitions, we have grown into a business pursuing transactions throughout the world and executing not only typical leveraged buyout acquisitions of seasoned companies, but also transactions involving growth-equity or start-up businesses in established industries, minority investments, corporate partnerships, distressed debt, structured securities and industry consolidations, in all cases in strictly friendly transactions.

From 2012 through January 31, 2021, our corporate private equity funds have invested in 215 companies in a variety of industries and geographies in pursuit of their investment objectives.

Bank Instruments and Securities

At BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT we represent financial institutions and corporate entities in connection with the issuance of bonds, notes, commercial paper, and other capital market instruments.

We have deep knowledge in matters related to securities products, securities transfer law, compliance, and financial process intellectual property, among others. We are able to utilize the services of world’s largest securities houses to satisfy your needs.

Bank Proof of Funds

We offer bank proof of funds program to empower entrepreneurs and managers to successfully develop, expand and streamline new units or projects for the betterment of the firm, employees and community.

Our bank proof of funds service irrevocably confirms funds availability for the purchase of Bank Debenture Instruments (such as BG’s, MTN’s) by S.W.I.F.T or Key Tested Telex from a Major World Money Center Bank.

Our proof of funds lease program includes:

  • A Funding Commitment in an amount of US $10 Million to US $500 Million (larger amounts can be arranged upon agreement) issued by Top North American or Western European Money Center Bank;
  • A courier-delivered hard copy of the Funding Commitment, issued by S.W.I.F.T or Key Tested Telex;
  • A validity period of 10,15 or 30 days; that can be extended to one year

As benefits entrepreneurs receive:

  • A possibility to purchase and sell Bank Debenture Instruments without large amounts of cash and at discounted price;
  • The Funding Commitment by S.W.I.F.T or Key Tested Telex issued electronically by North American or Western European Money Center Bank in a Standard Format that is accepted by all Major Money Center Banks worldwide.
  • Credit Enhancement

How to proceed:
Please contact us to discuss the amount of fee deposit and arrangement of contract and escrow agreement. All the fees are kept by internationally recognized escrow agents. References are available upon request and qualification.

Credit Enhancement

Credit enhancements are suitable for project developers or borrowers, who do not have the necessary credit rating, assets or equity capital to secure suitable financing from commercial banks and the mainstream capital markets.

Together with our financial partners and brokerage we can provide a solution for this problem. In select cases we are able to arrange for a credit enhancement or financial guarantee product to be underwritten and issued from a rated commercial bank, financial institution, government agencies or insurance company that can be used to secure repayment of financing.

The most common forms of credit enhancement loans are a stand by letter of credit or bank guarantee; however in some situations we utilize other forms to meet the needs and requirements of our clients which are more common in international transactions.

We have the preference for clients who have or can obtain a lending facility with their bank. We are then able to structure a specific type of credit enhancement service specifically for the interested lending bank’s requirements to ensure that we are able to secure the transaction to the bank’s complete satisfaction.

Additionally, we are capable of organizing both the Credit Enhancement Instrument and corresponding loan.

Joint venture

BRS CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT understands the role that both the entrepreneur and the lender play in a joint venture. Simply stated, a joint venture is a loan option that merges the passion and vision of an entrepreneur with the financial backing of the lender. Together, these two entities form a single purpose entity called a joint venture.

Joint ventures marry money to knowledge and opportunity and clearly define what both parties will receive at the
outcome of the project. In a typical joint venture, the lender will receive a percentage of ownership in the project on top of collecting the interest rate on the loan.

The joint venture’s entrepreneur will also receive a percentage of ownership in the project and often receives compensation for his or her time for the role they play (general contractor, etc.). Traditionally, the investor is paid back in full, plus interest, before the entrepreneur receives any monetary compensation.

Venture capital

Venture capital is typically provided to early-stage start-up companies that have high growth potential in industries such as biotechnology, information technology and manufacturing. Venture capital investments are generally made as cash investments in exchange for shares in the company.