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Brickstone InfraLAB

Brickstone Africa Infrastructure Acceleration Programme (“Brickstone InfraLAB”)  is an action oriented capacity building and acceleration programme aimed at project sponsors involves in large scale industrial and infrastructure projects in Africa.
We see the need for an Accelerator Programme to fill the gap in the infrastructure space by helping first-time sponsors to accelerate the projects to a bankable state where investments can be sourced adequately.
Core Programme Elements:
Brickstone InfraLAB Foundation

This stage is an  Action Learning training program for Aspiring and Emerging Infraprenuers seeking to develop large scale projects. The training is mainly online with on-demand videos and live discussion sessions. Attending the Programme provides  a solid grasp of basic project finance awareness in order to agree with other project stakeholders and appreciate project finance principles that affect the value of their large scale projects The newly established companies “graduate” at the end of the program would have better ability to “own” their infra-pitch decks and discuss their projects with much better knowledge of their deal structure as well as the project implementation plan. The Brickstone InfraLAB Foundation is made up of these Two (2) Courses below

Project Finance Fundamentals for Infraprenuers (PFF)

  • Module 01 – Introduction to the Course
  • Module 02 – Overview of Project Finance
  • Module 03 – Key Concepts for Infraprenuers
  • Module 04 – Contract Mechanics in Project Finance
  • Module 05 – Project Development Stages
  • Module 06 – The Early Development Stage
  • Module 07 – The Pre-Financing Stage
  • Module 08 – Achieving Bankability I : Predictable Cashflow
  • Module 09 – Achieving Bankability II : Fixed Construction Delivery
  • Module 10 – Achieving Bankability III : Sustainable Operations & Environment
  • Module 11 – Conclusion

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Project Finance Implementation for Infraprenuers (PFF)

  • Module 01 – Introduction to the Course
  • Module 02 – Overview of Project Finance
  • Module 03 – Introduction to Financing Stage
  • Module 04 – Key Concepts in Financing
  • Module 05 – Application of Financial Models:
  • Module 06 – Deal Structuring & Sources of Financing
  • Module 07 – Lending Process
  • Module 08 – Letters of Intent and Commitment Letters
  • Module 09 – Framework for Finance Documentation
  • Module 10 – Project Finance Loan Agreements (CTA and ILFA)
  • Module 11 – Equity Support, Accounts, Security, Direct Agreements
  • Module 12 – Credit Enhancement
  • Module 13 – Project Due-Diligence
  • Module 14 – Post Financing Activities in Project Finance
  • Module 15 – Refinancing & Default Management

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Brickstone InfraLAB Incubation

Upon completion of the Foundation Stage, Brickstone InfraLAB would be able to select Infraprenuers who have the right traction about their project . Under our agreed InfraLAB Incubation Terms and Conditions we engage with the Infraprenuer for a further 40-60 day incubation process where we further derisk the cohort projects much better. The incubation period concludes with the Infrapreneur having  a clear Pre-development Budget with a well articulated Procurement plan and the right Valuation to hold Seed Equity Discussions. The cohort members are also prepared for a quick Seed Equity Roadshow and Demo day.

Brickstone InfraLAB Buildout

The Buildout Phase is mainly focused on InfraLAB cohort that have been able to secure seed investment to fund the approved Pre-Development budget under our agreed Terms & Conditions. We provide Time-limited Transaction Support Services up to 6 months – 18 months comprising ( Procurement Management, Financial Model Auditing, Interim Management and Compliance Services) and intensive mentoring of the use of the development budget.

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Applicants must conclude the Brickstone InfraLab Foundation

The two (2) Flagship Brickstone InfraLAB Foundation courses includes the following

Project Finance Fundamentals           Project Finance Fundamentals for Infraprenuers ("PFF") is our foundational course primarily at project sponsors with little or limited finance knowledge but who are incubating projects in Energy and Infrastructure space. The course provides a solid grasp of basic project finance awareness to allow project sponsors to appreciate project finance principles and how they affect the value of their large scale projects.  Click to Learn More about PFF
Project Finance Implementation       Project Finance Implementation for Infraprenuers ("PFI") is our advanced course for project sponsors with fundamental understanding of limited recourse finance knowledge . The course focuses on implementing project finance projects and takes participants through the stages of pre-financing stage, financing stage; achieving financial close and post -financial close activities.                                             Click to Learn More about PFI

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