Agriculture and Agribusiness

Okan has developed a strong expertise in agriculture and agribusiness in Africa, supporting:

  • Agriculture and agribusiness companies and investment funds
  • Governments ad Development Finance Institution
  • Local NGOs and international foundations

Examples of projects :

  • Fundraising support for a large-scale industrial plantation project (50’000 Ha) – Central Africa
    • Production of the information memorandum in coordination with the client team: agronomist, financial, legal, commercial members
    • Financial modelling and computation of profitability indicators

  • Structuration of an integrated plantation program (200’000 Ha) – Central Africa
    • Definition of the project, in particular the smallholders’ scheme (review of international benchmarks)
    • Financial modelling of the project (total capex > USD 2b) and production of the information memorandum

  • Financial advisory for a sale and lease back transaction on a mature plantation – Central Africa
    • Business planning and computation of financial equilibrium, production of a note for investors
    • Support for negotiations – successful transaction

  • Corporate strategy and fundraising support for a leading wheat mill industrial player – Maghreb Pan African
    • Panafrican market study and targets identification
    • Definition of client’s positioning and internal / external development strategy
    • Production of a 5-year business plan and of the strategy for investors (debt, equity)

  • Definition of a national agriculture development strategy – Maghreb
    • International benchmarks, SWOT industry analysis
    • In coordination with the Ministry, definition of strategic axis and support public policies
    • Proposal to reorganize the ministry and support for international roadmap to attract investors

  • Corporate strategy for the edible oil business unit of a leading agricultural trader – Panafrican
    • Panafrican market study: supply / demand dynamics, mapping of main competitors
    • Definition of a 5-year panafrican development strategy across the entire value chain (from upstream to refining and marketing): greenfield locations, acquisition of assets
    • Financial modelling and support for strategy implementation within the group