Mali Agricultural Processing

23 May 2019
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 client to raise a cumulative US$ 7.5m over two transactions. The investment will increase the capacity of the client’s processing facility and its direct production, allowing the firm to continue its impressive expansion while supporting its over 850 smallholder farmer suppliers.

We validated environmental and commercial assumptions and supported fundraising efforts by preparing the investment memorandum, financial model and investment teaser. We also supported drafting of the term sheet and provided structuring and legal advisory services during critical stages of deal execution, including the negotiation and signing of the credit agreement.

This engagement was executed through USAID’s Mali Investment Facilitation Platform