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PFAN is an alliance of private-sector companies that are experienced in providing investment and financial advisory services to climate-friendly projects. Network members include specialist investment funds, institutional investors, and financial advisers. PFAN provides a variety of services to clean energy businesses to help them secure financial closure. There is no direct cost to the project developer for the initial stage of mentoring.
OVERVIEW OF THE PFAN APPROACH
The figure below shows how PFAN works to facilitate financing for clean energy businesses. The core activity is coaching and mentoring project developers and businesses and facilitating linkages to investors and financing institutions. By request and subject to availability of resources, PFAN can also facilitate policy discussions and participate in capacity-building activities for local financial institutions and other stakeholders.
ADVICE AND GUIDANCE:
Overall project structure; financial structuring; sourcing equity and debt financing; technical and engineering aspects; development and presentation of business plans with an investment pitch; and business growth strategy.
Limited funding may be available to selected projects for feasibility and technical studies.
Introduction to financing sources and facilitation to help secure investment.
COST OF SERVICES:
Subject to selection and agreement of the scope of work in each case, PFAN services are provided complimentary to entrepreneurs and project developers. There is no up-front fee. The cost of providing the services is absorbed by the PFAN Funding Partners. A success fee is negotiable for an investment facilitated by PFAN, effectively payable out of the financing or investment secured.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
For Project Developers
PFAN services are provided through cyclical calls for proposals, on-going project identification, screening and development, outreach road shows, business plan development workshops and financing forums. Clean energy project developers can participate in PFAN services through two tracks:
(a) unsolicited proposals are submitted for review by PFAN coordinators, followed by acceptance and ongoing coaching. The submission must follow the Guidelines and the format of the Template provided under the resources section; and
(b) additionally, from time to time, calls for proposals for workshops and financing forums are announced through the website and other channels, followed by project selection and short-listing, coaching and mentoring, and investor presentations. Information about current calls for proposals can be found on this website under the events section.
For Potential Advisors and Investors
Please consult the membership section.