We are independent and will always provide expert advice in the best interests of your project and company. Clients can trust us to speak our minds and speak up early so we can minimise surprises, address any issues in advance and plan ahead for a successful outcome.
With extensive experience in arranging and leading corporate and project debt financing at major banks and most recently at NAIF, an Australian federal government financier, we are uniquely placed to support to you in raising financing from a diverse mix of financiers.
We provide support through the full lifecycle of your financing from initial funding strategy and modelling to obtaining loan approvals and financial close to ongoing financier advocacy.
Naust Capital was established with the mission of offering expert independent advice and practical execution support to businesses seeking to raise or refinance debt finance from a variety of sources, including traditional bank financiers, non-bank financiers, and government entities.
As traditional bank finance becomes increasingly limited, government and other non-traditional financiers are stepping in as vital funding sources for projects. Engaging advisors like us, who possess in-depth knowledge of both private and public financing options, can make a significant difference in successfully raising necessary capital, influencing both the terms and cost of capital materially.
Having arranged and led corporate and project debt financing at major banks and most recently at the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, we provide services to clients in the Resources, Engineering Services, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Our team, which also has a proven track record of successfully assisting with government grant applications, is uniquely positioned to offer pragmatic and direct advice to clients.
Our vast expertise spans a broad spectrum of financial, commercial, and strategic issues, enabling us to deliver holistic solutions that best fit our clients' needs.
The team at Naust Capital has a strong track record in financial services in the Resources, Engineering Services, Energy and Infrastructure sectors developed across the spectrum of lender, borrower and advisor roles. We have extensive experience in advising on bespoke fit-for-purpose debt capital solutions and facilitating the arrangement of project and corporate financing. Furthermore, we have a proven track record in assisting with government grant applications.
Performing cashflow modelling and option analysis to determine the financial viability and bankability of projects/businesses including the equity and debt mix and type of debt products and providers used to finance the project / business.
Providing advice on the development of financial structures, formulating the terms of commercial agreements and structuring relationship arrangements between a range of stakeholders. It includes supporting the development and negotiation of offtake and construction contracts with a focus on bankability.
Preparing debt information memorandums, development and negotiation of debt options and financing terms, co-ordinating and running independent due diligence required by financiers and supporting the entire process to financial close.
Development and/or amendment of financial models to the required standard of financiers including development of base case assumptions, debt sizing criteria and scenario analysis.
Identifying and assessing project/business specific risks as well as general macro risks that financiers will consider in their respective credit assessments. We also review and propose potential risk mitigation measures to assess the impact on the overall credit risk profile from the perspective of the debt financiers.
Providing ongoing support to companies post-financial close. In our experience it is common for a project or business to require amendments or approvals to financing arrangements during the term of the debt facilities. We can assist you in achieving the best outcome with your financiers in these situations.
Assessing suitability to government grant guidelines and preparing compliant grant applications in accordance with the grant guidelines to maximise the chances of success.
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