What we call “Transportation Infrastructure”
Our Transport Infrastructure practice includes all means of movement through Roads, Highway, Rail , Airport, Shipping, Offshore & Marine Logistics
Transport infrastructure is a key driver for economic development/growth in the West Africa sub-region. The unlocking of the development of transport infrastructure through a number of options such as appropriate legal & regulatory framework, private sector participation and long-term financing. Inefficient transport infrastructure adds between 7 – 10% to the cost of doing business in Nigeria. As part of the ongoing reforms, the strategy for improving the transport infrastructure emphasizes the leading role of private sector capital. This opens up great avenues for investment.
Our Guide to Financing Toll Roads would provide for light to our research into toll road developments in Nigeria
Transport is vital to the well-functioning of economic activities and a key to ensuring social well-being and cohesion of populations. Transport ensures everyday mobility of people and is crucial to the production and distribution of goods. Adequate infrastructure is a fundamental precondition for transport systems. In their endeavour to facilitate transport, however, decision-makers in governments and international organizations face difficult challenges. These include the existence of physical barriers or hindrances, such as insufficient or inadequate transport infrastructures, bottlenecks and missing links, as well as lack of funds to remove them. Solving these problems is not an easy task. It requires action on the part of the governments concerned, actions that are coordinated with other governments at international level.
Our Value Add
Transport infrastructure is a key driver for economic development/growth in the West Africa sub-region. The unlocking of the development of transport infrastructure through a number of options such as appropriate legal & regulatory framework, private sector participation and long-term financing. We understand the drivers that impact the bank-ability of these Project Finance based transactions.
Brickstone Partners has been advising both private and public entities on the financing of critical transportation infrastructure investment projects. We assist Corporate and Government Sectors with interests and objectives to structure projects and allocate risks, as well as lead negotiations. Using various private-public partnership techniques such as Finance-Develop-Own-Transfer; Finance-Develop -Own-Operate and Finance-Develop-Lease-Transfer. Brickstone intends to be one of the leading advisory firms in arranging and developing project structures and institutional frameworks that attract private capital investments and result in successfully closed transactions in Africa.
Our Service Delivery Routes
Our Services are delivered along the following routes 1) Bespoke Project Development Services and 2) Infrastructure Acceleration Programme
1. Bespoke Project Development Services
Brickstone has a wide range of experience in Project Development Services throughout the built and natural environment. Our Bespoke Professional Services is offered mainly to the Mega Large Scale Projects .Brickstone assists sponsors of Large Scale Asset-backed projects with the overall objective of ensuring the “bankability” and protection of the long term asset value of these projects.
These include Project Appraisal, Transaction Advisory and Development Management
2. Infrastructure Acceleration Programme
Brickstone Infrastructure Acceleration Programme (“Brickstone InfraLAB”) is a seed and early stage “Action Oriented Advisory” service dedicated to Middle Market Infrastructure Projects. We categorize mid-market as transactions with an equity contribution of up to $5 million and a total enterprise value of approximately $15 million or less. These are infrastructure projects in their won right but require less complex transaction structure, they are saleable and they take very little construction risk.
Developing the mid-market is one of the key components of our development partnership strategy in Brickstone within the Transport Infrastructure segment. We have identified Inland, Coastal and Marine Logistics (Shuttle Barges & Passenger, Vessels, Mini Port Terminals) as a major middle market infrastructure area where we have developed an Infrastructure Acceleration Programme (“Brickstone InfraLAB”)
Brickstone InfraLAB is a crafted “catalyst based” accelerator program that enables founders to speed up the infrastructure development cycle, de-risk their project much further to make bankable, and implement practices that allow them to scale their fund raising processes while managing the other responsibilities they have as a founder. Under this format, sector specific training programmes are delivered in half or full day sessions over a period of 12 weeks, covering one or more technical and non- technical topics in much greater detail.
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