Scipion Advisory

Scipion Advisory offers tailored and unconflicted financial advice and investment support capabilities. The focus is on:

  • supporting investors engaged in the resolution and recovery of stressed and distressed investments.
  • providing deal placement services to both investors, and supporting project sponsors and developers access finance or off-take partners.
  • offering pre-investment due diligence support for investors and investment preparedness support for prospective investees.
  • third party post investment management and monitoring support.

Why Scipion Advisory?

Scipion’s long track record of investing in Africa sets it apart from other advisors – Scipion’s advice is based on direct experience and a thorough understanding of the complexities of investing in the continent.

Scipion’s expertise in commodity finance – especially in agribusiness, mining and metals, and freight – gives it an edge over generalist advisors.

Scipion’s experience in turnaround investing, including managing complex multi-stakeholder negotiations, multi-jurisdictional legal processes and investment exits, is a key differentiating factor for clients.

Scipion’s knowledge of the continent comprises a large and diversified network – from local traders and entrepreneurs to international trading houses, commercial banks to development finance institutions, and insurers to law firms.

Scipion’s in-house expertise includes investment, legal, technical (agricultural and mining), and E&S management skillsets borne out of years of focus on the African continent across a variety of sectors.

Services Provided

Investment Due Diligence

  • Market assessment — market size; competition; risk factors;
  • Financial assessment — business plan; financial analysis; compliance;
  • Management assessment — integrity; competence.; skills gaps;
  • ESG assessment – Environmental, Social and Governance due diligence and performance monitoring
  • Investment readiness assessment and due diligence support for corporates

Post-Investment Services

  • Managing or monitoring investments on behalf of an investor
  • Post-investment due diligence and legal documentation reviews
  • Agency services

Turnround Advice and Support

  • Valuation services;
  • Strategic options due diligence services for existing investments;
  • Identifying and structuring investment exits for investors;
  • Negotiating and advising on re-structuring of financing and off-take agreements for corporates;
  • Board of directors participation

Deal Placement

  • Identifying investors on behalf of project sponsors and supporting during the investment process;
  • Supporting corporates during the investment process (including negotiating and structuring financial instruments);
  • Identifying suitable developers and projects for investors and supporting during the investment process.