Extracting, producing, trading, processing, and distributing commodities are, by their nature, cash-intensive activities. Access to efficient sources of external funding is therefore critical. Yet it is also challenging in an environment where all forms of credit have become more difficult to come by.

At Bluston Securities, we have in excess of 60 years’ combined experience in arranging finance transactions for corporate clients in the commodities and natural resources space.

As independent finance arranger, we advise on the relevant financing structure for each transaction, do the legwork to contact suitable lenders, and help you execute your transactions under the best terms and conditions available − and in the shortest time span possible.

SCOPE OF SERVICE

We work with you through every step of the financing process.


Financial advisory

We draw on our insiders’ knowledge of commodities finance and in-depth understanding of how commodities businesses operate to help you select the right financing structure for your needs.


Financial modelling

Our experts model different financing options and perform a sensitivity analysis, so as to fine-tune our risk and financing assessment and size the appropriate debt and/or equity structure.


Debt placement

We handle all steps of debt placement, from sounding out possible lenders through to writing the information memorandum and arranging the syndication – making sure you get the best terms possible.


Borrowing base facilities ■
Transactional finance lines ■
Limited recourse trade finance lines ■
Repo transactions ■
Margin call financing ■

EXPERTISE

Our expertise spans the full range of commodities and natural resource finance techniques, from short-term trade finance to longer-term structured debt.

■ Reserve base lending
■ Mining finance
■ Project finance
■ Pre-export finance facilities
■ Mezzanine and convertible debt


TRANSACTION CYCLE


> Transaction understanding > mandate > review and assimilation of critical data > financial modelling and sensitivity testing > market sounding > definition of a finance strategy > debt sizing and structuring > drafting of the information memorandum and of other marketing materials > identification of suitable financiers > placement with lenders/investors > bank/investor selection and mandating > co-ordination of legal documentation drafting > transaction maintenance.