Project Finance & Advisory
Investment Banking
Our Project & Structured Finance team deals with project advisory and arrangement services for green-field and brown-field projects, together with expansion initiatives of highly leveraged entities that seek non-recourse/limited-recourse financing options.

Project Finance & Advisory

Our Project Finance & Advisory comprises of two separate desks:

  • Project Finance
  • Advisory Services

Project Finance

UBL IBG’s Project Finance (PF) desk is one of the most active Project Finance units in Pakistan and is actively involved in both debt arrangement and project finance advisory for most of the main stream infrastructure development projects in Pakistan.

Project Finance deals concluded by UBL over the last five years amount to over USD 5,000 million.

PF is actively involved in developmental efforts for Pakistan’s renewable energy and has already extended long term loans to several power projects. Currently PF is engaged with a number of clients both in advisory and arrangement capacities for solar, wind and hydro power projects and will be arranging funds for these projects in collaboration with foreign multilateral DFIs.

Our spectrum of services includes:

Advisory Services

  • Develop Risk Assessment and Allocation Matrix
  • Advise on Regulatory Issues and Concession Agreements
  • Financial Modeling and Analysis
  • Advise on Optimal Capital Structure
  • Assist in Negotiations with Project Leaders
  • Coordinate with Engineering Consultancy Firms and other Specialist Services Providers
  • Prepare Marketing Material for Projects

Arrangement Services

  • Perform Due Diligence Process
  • Soft Marketing of the Project
  • Assist in Negotiation of Key Financing Terms
  • Assist in Preparation and Execution of Financing Documents
  • Coordinate with Engineering Consultancy Firms and other Specialist Services Providers
  • On-going Account Management and Agency Functions

ADVISORY SERVICES

UBL has one of the most active advisory desks in the banking sector that is at the forefront of Public Private-Partnership (PPP) advisory, M&A and equity related transactions. UBL has been part of several landmark transactions within the advisory space in recent years

With commitment to innovation in financial solutions, our specialist team offers a product mix covering Capital Market services viz. Rights issue and Buy & Sell side Advisory. We also facilitate equity offerings through preference shares issuance, business valuation & advisory, private placement of equity and M&A. Our strong presence both locally as well as in selected regional jurisdictions gives us access to foreign institutional investors based out of GCC, UK and Switzerland interested in making equity investments and placements in Pakistan.

As of now, UBL’s advisory desk is engaged in a wide variety of transactions ranging from PPP advisory, privatizations, private placement and equity assignments.