Amethis engages into long-term relationships with key clients by providing them a comprehensive financing offer. Amethis Finance is a “one stop shop” which provides all long-term financial instruments (long-term debt, equity investment and arrangement capacity), with high objectives in terms of development, social and environmental criteria as well as governance.
It adds on this differentiated strategy a long term perspective thanks to its objective of creating an unlimited life structure, which is hardly available in the market today, besides the Development Finance community. Partnerships shape Amethis’ uniqueness. Amethis is at the center of a Pan-African community of long-term investors and business partners from Africa, Europe, MENA area, the US and Emerging countries, offering a strong project sourcing capacity.
Benefiting from Africa’s growth implies being diversified and able to enter any sector. However, four priority sectors match Africa’s bottlenecks and Amethis team’s expertise: financial services, Manufacture and services driven by urban consumption, agribusiness, and energy.
Amethis Finance provides its national, regional and global clients the full set of long-term financial products to help structuring bankable projects in Africa:
Private equity investments: minority stakes. Amethis will have a long-term approach and a coherent exit strategy in years 5-8, with tickets (on its own risks) from €5 to €15m.
Long-term lending: with a priority to mezzanine / tier 2, designed for capital expenditure, acquisitions and project finance, with tickets (on its own risks) from €5 to €20m.
Advisory and arrangement capacity : Amethis will offer fundraising (debt and equity) from banks, family offices, development finance institutions, and private equity actors leveraging the team’s network.
Amethis Finance prioritizes the following targets in the financial sector:
Fast growing local mid-size retail banks or insurance companies;
Large local retail or insurance groups with a regional perspective;
International players when they venture into high risk countries where they need to share risks and establish partnerships;
The capital markets sector, in local brokers ;
Financial sector linked IT companies (payment services, mobile banking
Infrastructure and Energy
Amethis positions itself as a one stop shop financing solution with a primary focus on (i) large regional clients and (ii) middle size global clients. These players require a global solution comprising:
Advising on bidding and funding strategy
Structuring cash flows, analyzing and mitigating risks
Mobilizing and coordinating Development Financial Institutions and other financiers
Arranging and closing the financing
Amethis Finance strategizes structure financing for agriculture and commodities projects in low income countries and downstream processing in transition countries.
Following existing clients in industrialized export and food crops (e.g. sugar, edible oils, rubber, fruits and horticulture)
Investing in the new fast growing processing and distribution sectors (e.g. milling, warehousing and retail)
Investing in new fast growing segments only with key players or existing clients (e.g. upstream agriculture and livestock processing)
Other consumer driven sectors
In this sector, Amethis Finance looks at investments in the hospitality sector, especially business hotels which are leveraging on the continent’s economic growth. It also looks at local industrial projects, targeting local consumption (cement production, telecoms, hospitality, retail).See more