AIX: Power & Renewables – Friday 20 November
09h00 to 10h00
Structuring deals – breaking the bottlenecks
Examine the challenges of developing complex projects that include local, regional and international stakeholders
Reaching financial close: what are the pitfalls and how can stakeholders move projects forward?
What do lenders, investors, developers and government need to make a project bankable?
Preparing projects: is it becoming easier?
Project finance: is it time to reassess risk?
Transmission projects: how to engage the private sector?
Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa
Managing Director, Havergate Infrastructure Partners
Associate Director at Standard Chartered Bank
Partner, Global Co-Chair of Energy Sector, DLA Piper
Director, Denham Capital
10h00 to 11h00
Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to clean up and accelerate developments; gas-to-power projects are burgeoning – on paper, at least – with IPPs emerging, along with distribution and other privatisation opportunities. This session will take the temperature of the Nigerian industry, analysing project opportunities, the policy environment and results so far for Buhari’s first term.
Chief Executive, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Akinwole Omoboriowo II
Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Electricity
Regional Director, West Africa AIIM
11h30 to 13h00
Innovative finance and exit strategies
A look at how traditional investment models are adapting to African markets and the alternative financial structures that are emerging.
Innovative structures – yield cos, holding companies, platform companies, debt models – what are the options?
Alterative types of exit strategies and successful track records to date
Greenfield and acquisitive growth
Listings on the stock exchange
Tapping the bond market
Mezzanine debt options
Partner, Alexa Capital
Country Risk Analysis Division, UK Export Finance
Director Energy Africa, DEG
Principal: Infrastructure Investments, Stanlib
Director Energy, Actis
14h00 to 16h00
Using a scenario-building process, the group will feed in questions and conclusions on the direction the industry is heading and draw-up practical policy recommendations to come out of the meeting.
16h00 End of AIX meeting
Wednesday 25 November – Publication of AIX: Power & Renewables’ Recommendations