Financial Advisory

Service: Customized Financing solutions that fit long term strategies and overcome short term needs

Debt Advisory

Our broad range of investment banking skills can be brought to bear on financing transactions to ensure the optimum solution for a client as a whole, rather than as a stand-alone debt instrument. As an independent advisor, we work across the resource finance to identify the best sources of debt capital.

We work as part of our client’s team to provide sound, structured advice and seek to maximise value in every aspect of a transaction; using our experience to structure and execute transactions to minimize time, costs and risks to the client while maximizing debt capacity and corporate flexibility.

We support and assist our client’s management team and their legal and technical consultants throughout the loan structuring and closing process, including managing the documentation process and completion of all conditions precedent to drawdown as specified by the finance syndicate.

Debt Finance Services
  • Project Finance
  • Capital Market Bonds
  • Bridge Loans
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Transaction Structuring
  • Convertibles
  • Leveraged Recapitalization

 

 Multiple Funding Solutions

Our aim is simple: help our clients advance their projects to production. Our approach to helping clients achieve production is comprehensive and includes all aspects related to the financing of a project. Endeavour Financial utilizes as many different funding sources as are available to ensure a successful finance with the best terms and pricing available for our clients. We work to minimise the time, costs and risks to the client while maximising debt capacity and corporate flexibility.

Our team has experience across various funding sources including but not limited to:
  • Commercial Banks
  • Development Banks
  • Export/Import Credit Agencies
  • Metal Loans
  • Offtake Finance
  • Vendor/Equipment Finance
  • State-Owned Enterprises
  • Metals Streaming & Royalties
  • Bonds
  • Capital Markets
  • Convertibles
  • Multi-lateral Institutions
  • Private Equity
  • JV Partners

Endeavour has experience with a wide array of financiers to the natural resource sector and has successfully arranged many different debt and project finance structures to fund mine development. Combinations of financing sources are possible but intercreditor arrangements are important and can be difficult to manage. Our team has the ability to run a competitive process between alternate strategic partners and assists clients by managing the entire process. We work with the company to structure and arrange a financing package that aligns with the short and long term goals of our clients. Our in-depth experience with each type of financing vehicle allows us to put together a funding solution which best matches our clients needs.

Detailed Financial Advisory Experience

 

Ancillary Financing Support

Endeavour works alongside the client throughout the entire funding process from start to finish. Our team is highly experienced in all ancillary issues relating to financing such as the negotiation of project contracts, financial modelling and government negotiations. We offer a full service advisory approach leveraging our knowledge to provide a complete range of transaction expertise to get the the right deal, and get it closed.

A typical Endeavour approach to a project finance mandate would consist of the following:

Borrower team due diligence
  • (Agree financial objectives, Risk analysis, Technical review – “is the FS a BFS?”, Models/scenario analysis, Legal due diligence, Equipment/procurement packages, Advice on JV arrangements)
Financing Preparation
  • (Information Memorandum, Detailed Financial Modelling, Term Sheet, Independent Engineer’s report, Contingency and cost overrun planning)
Financier Selection
  • (Beauty parade (price; balance sheet; track record; hedging; team/ability), Negotiate roles, tranches and term sheet)
Approval Processes
  • (Financier credit preparation, Sensitivity Analysis, Disclosure/consultation period, Mandate letters, Risk approvals)
Contract Documentation
  • (Third party agreements (including government), Investment/JV agreements, EPCM contracts, Offtake)
Finance Documentation
  • (Negotiate finance documents, Project contracts)
Closing/drawdown/implementation
  • (Paper the deal, Complete CPs, Get client to first drawdown/investment)

Financial Advisory Case Studies

Featured Transactions

  • Aurelian Ecuador S.A. (subsidiary of Lundin Gold)

    $750m

    Advised on the project financing for the Fruta Del Norte project in Ecuador

  • Equinox Gold

    $85m

    Advised on the project financing for the Aurizona Gold project in Brazil

  • Lydian International

    $441m

    Structure and arrangement of project financing for the construction of the Amulsar Gold Project in Armenia

    View case study
  • Augusta Resource

    $80m

    Pre-permit bridge loan financing for development of the Rosemont Copper project

    View case study
  • Base Resources

    $139m

    Advised on the project financing for the Kwale Mineral Sands project in Kenya

    View case study
  • Canada Lithium

    $92m

    Structure and arrangement of equipment & project financing for the Quebec Lithium Project

    View case study
  • Augusta Resource

    $230m

    Rosemont Copper project precious metals stream sale to Silver Wheaton

    View case study
  • Dannemora Mineral AB

    $139m

    Structure and arrangement of secured bond financing and leasing facilities for Dannemora iron ore project in Sweden

    View case study