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Advisory Projects

Mali Commercial Agriculture
Mali Commercial Agriculture

Transaction advisory for an agricultural producer We supported a commercial agricultural producer’s successful raise of US$ 13.3m of debt and equity to develop 1,000 hectares of arable land. In addition to scaling acreage, the project will increase efficiency by permitting planting and harvesting twice per year on the same plot of land.  Combined with commercial-scale irrigation and harvesting equipment, this...

Mali FMCG
Mali FMCG

Investment advisory and commercial development for a beverage producer We provided commercial development and transaction support services to a Malian producer of purified water and natural juice beverages, helping it raise US$ 0.7 million in debt to construct a new production plant. Inputs including hibiscus, ginger and tamarind will be locally sourced from cooperatives of smallholder farmers. The firm’s products...

Mali Industrial Processing
Mali Industrial Processing

Strategy and fundraising for an industrial processor supporting the agricultural sector We were retained by a major industrial processor to provide business development and transaction advisory services for a US$ 2.2 million equity raise to complete the construction of a lime production facility in Dalian, near Kayes, and a quarry expansion in Karaga. The facilities will provide local smallholder farmers...

Mali Energy
Mali Energy

Operating committee recruitment for a major energy producer We were contracted by a major independent power producer (IPP) to support building the project’s operational team, specifically by recruiting a chief financial officer (CFO). As the first IPP in Mali to feed into the national grid, this IPP will serve as a strong precedent and proof-of-concept for follow-on energy investments in...

Mali Agricultural Processing
Mali agricultural processing

Expansion strategy and transaction advisory for an agricultural processor and exporter We were approached by SCS International, a leading Malian mango producer and exporter, to help the company expand its export business through investing in an enhanced fruit processing facility and to further its vertical integration directly into mango production. We provided business development and transaction support services, enabling the...

Ghana Off-grid Solar
Ghana Off-grid Solar

Due diligence for an innovative family office The family office engaged CrossBoundary for due diligence on an off-grid solar company. We conducted market evaluations, including customer visits and assessed management capabilities to drive the company's mission and meet financial milestones. The work helped the family office better support the management team on the company’s growth strategy into Ivory Coast, while...

Kenya Quick Service Restaurant
Big Square

Growth strategy implementation planning for Uqalo’s investment into Big Square Specialist investor, Uqalo, sought CrossBundary’s services to lead strategy implementation for their investment into Big Square; a high growth quick service restaurant in Kenya. The engagement entailed key staff interviews, site visits and management workshops. In addition, we reviewed the company’s historical performance and financial growth plan. These two workstreams...