With the end of the decade-long conflict and renewed political stability in Nepal, the country has once again become a potential investment market for foreign and domestic business. In particular, the severe shortage of electricity and other basic utilities and their high demand means that foreign direct investment is projected to increase for many years to come. G&A has been at the forefront of this investment by these often-multinational companies, guiding them through cumbersome Nepalese legal mechanisms.
Project financing is an emerging investment approach in Nepal. It is an innovative and timely financing technique that has been used on many high-profile corporate projects around the globe. Increasingly, project financing is emerging as the preferred alternative to conventional methods of financing infrastructure and other large-scale projects worldwide.
A knowledge-based approached is required to design the contractual arrangements to support project financing. G&A has extensive experience and knowledge of the issues: host government legislative provisions; public/private infrastructure partnerships; public/private financing structures; credit requirements of lenders; how to determine the project's borrowing capacity; how to prepare cash flow projections and expected rates of return; tax and accounting considerations; and analytical techniques to validate project feasibility.
The following personnel are our primary experts in this area: