Signature Africa Ventures Limited (SAVL) is the project development arm of Signature Group focused on projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. SAVL's business model involves creating, structuring and seeding projects across select core sectors such as affordable housing   real estate, agriculture, renewable energy and mining and natural resources.
SAVL identifies needs and creates unique opportunities along with state owned entities to deliver feasible solutions through viable projects from conception to execution and profitable exit.
SAVL's consortium consists of firms and associates who have a track record in executing projects in the chosen sectors and ability to deliver on time within set budgets. SAVL has a diverse team of sector specialists, seasoned investment bankers and people with entrepreneurial acumen who have extensive operating, strategic and financial management skills.
Top down & bottom up sourcing approach.
Strategic alliances with Institutional partners & Governments.
Gain deep understanding of target project.
Financial, legal & commercial due diligence.
Development of strategic plan to grow EBITDA & optimise exit.
Structure transaction to maintain exit options.
Price & capital structure.
Shareholder & management agreements.
Appoint reputed service providers for execution of the Projects.
Ensure right management team in place with incentives.
Implement strategic plan.
Seek additional opportunities for growth.
Corporate governance & board.
Set clear exit objectives.
Assume & plan for possible exits incl. Trade Sale & Buy-Back, Build Operate & Transfer (BOT).
Take advantage of possible refinance opportunities early to return cash faster to investors.