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Risk Management

Synterra provide market intelligence and business risk management solutions for investors wishing to participate in the natural resource and agriculture sectors of the Nigerian economy. We have developed precise and sophisticated models which enable investors to accurately construct financial models and effectively de-risk investments. Our models incorporate socio-political metrics in addition to macroeconomic, industry and counterparty assessments.

YIELD POTENTIAL

Nigeria can present numerous risks, financial, exchange rate, political for example, often on a daily basis. Synterra will help you to meet these challenges, because our experts work together with you to understand risk from your perspective. This approach enables us to provide you with bespoke strategic advice and innovative solutions across a wide range of insurable and non-insurable risks. Unlike management consulting firms with risk divisions,  Nigeria risk is our sole focus – which is why you can consistently call upon us to handle your most challenging business issues.

RISK SOLUTIONS

When traditional strategies of avoiding, mitigating or transfering risk are inadequate, our cognitive insight to the Nigerian market enables us to evolve innovative practices conceived to insulate your investment and preserve your profit.

PROACTIVE ENGAGEMENT

We help you to manage your organisation’s risk strategically, with bespoke solutions designed to meet not only your risk management objectives, but also your overall business goals. Using industry-leading data and analytics, we evaluate your exposures and risk management programme gaps, helping you to determine the return on your investment and make informed decisions about programme adjustments and direction.

  • We can help you understand the likelihood and impact of diverse risks on your operations, and monitor, manage, and reduce the impact of those risks. You can recover from losses faster, take advantage of emerging business opportunities, and achieve business objectives.

  • Our bespoke project evaluations detailing fatal flaws and recommendations which lend the highest level of independent advice for new market entrants. Our offering is conceived to mitigate the 'ease of doing business' in Nigeria by adding value to critical decision making. Whether you are a portfolio investor or making a direct investment in Nigeria (Foreign Direct Investment) we have a solution for you.To obtain additional information please contact us by CLICKING HERE

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Feasibility and Business Report

The practice of companies blindly following pre-existing templates to evolve business plan and complete feasibility reports  comes with enormous risks. Whether companies design or copy certain business models, it is necessary to conduct a feasibility study using models to reduce the risk of failure. Our  feasibility study’s are centred on our clients  business’s value creation processes. We incorporate our crucial business insights and the  experience we have to eliminate information asymmetry

The Need for Feasibility Reports

We take  all of a project's relevant factors into account—including economic, technical, legal, and scheduling considerations—to ascertain the likelihood of completing the project successfully.

We conduct feasibility studies that   provide our clients senior  management with crucial information that could prevent the company from entering blindly into risky businesses.

The process provides our clients with high quality business plans and Feasibility Reports with detailed financial modelling and a risk management assessment. Where a business plan is being evaluated we will identify fatal flaws and advice on improvements

  • Our feasibility reporting process  undertakes  to objectively uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed project or an existing business. It will help to identify and assess the opportunities and threats present in country, the resources required for the project, and the prospects for success. It is conducted in order to identify fatal flaws and proactively shape the business strategy.

     

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Project Finance

We source project finance for natural resource and power projects. We can also access funds for infrastructure projects. Synterra  provide Advisory services to investors and have arrangements with lenders that have appetite for Nigerian natural resource projects. We have successfully identified both prospective equity and debt investors.

Synterra acting as Advisors, Consultants and Local Partners also act as risk managers in specific SPVs structured to provide confidence to investors . Despite the challenges the investment environment sometimes pose, Synterra have been able to identify competent indigenous providers. As a consequence international investors and lenders are willing to adopt our innovative approach to Nigeria country risk.

Our clients are businesses with an established trading track record or a proven technology, who are ready to enter the Nigerian market. Synterra work with the management to confirm the chosen investment strategy, funding strategy and to review the available options and determine the most suitable route forward. We can offer both equity and debt funding solutions to our clients.In order to add value to

Introduction

Synterra can introduce clients to the right specialist lenders, who can help clients select the right debt product for their needs.Often the clients’ needs will require a bespoke blended debt solution, which would reflect the cash flow and industry cycle of their business or sector.

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Legal Due Dilligence & Compliance

 Investment rarely comes without a level of risk, but that risk increases exponentially for those unaware of the tactics of predatory fraudsters. The first protection against becoming a victim of a scam is to spot the signs

We will assist you in ensuring any investment your company make in Nigeria is neither fraudulent or a scam. At Synterra our tenacious, commercially-minded solicitors provide expert advice and assistance in all manner of investment fraud matters. Using only ethical and non-intrusive research methods, we’re committed to principles of integrity and accountability in establishing counterparty fidelity.

We have a proven track record helping creditors and investors recover funds in Nigeria, with particular expertise in cases involving crude oil trading and advance fee fraud. Not only can we assist you in completing satisfactory legal due dilligence but also advice in retrieving any investment

We have considerable knowledge of the sophisticated ways investment scams target investors and are operated, as well as how professional misfeasance can cause people to lose money. This expertise means we’re ideally placed to help creditors and investors get compensation by holding fraudsters and negligent professionals to account.

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Non Executive Directors (NEDs)

We act as  non executive Directors (NEDs) to provide your business with the requisite local knowledge and acumen to inform and evaluate business strategy. 
 The use of Non Executive Directors is especially useful when conducting business in a new market. It affords the business an independent and valuable  point of view and a counter balance to the  local partners.
We provide a creative contribution to the board by providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors.

We act in specific sectors where we can demonstrate a breadth of experience and acheivement
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Agriculture

PARAMETRIC INDEX  INSURANCE

Our index based, parametric insurance product forms the basis of our innovative  risk management solution for Nigerian  small scale farmers. It is a revolutionary solution with the potential to transform agriculture in Nigeria.We are able to utilise our product to transfer risk away from the farmers in a very precise way. This  will boost both financial inclusion and productivity whilst supporting food security.

AGRICULTURE FINTECH

Synterra partners AfricNXT, and Satsure have successfully developed novel techniques in crop modelling, yield and acreage analytics. The solution computes crop analytic predictions with  exceptional accuracy. This allows for its use in parametic, index based crop insurance. 

The solution is currently being employed  by regional governments in India effecting a transformational change in crop

THE IMPORTANCE OF RISK INSURANCE

The low level of insurance penetration in Nigeria reflects a limited culture of formal insurance and risk mitigation strategies. Informal methods such as mutual societies and community groupings partially fulfil this function in these markets.Agricultural insurance policies protect the farmer against unforeseen circumstances by way of indemnification, it also serves as securities for banks as indemnification for financial losses suffered by farmers from damages to their products and will provide funds for servicing such loans.
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Oil and Gas

We are actively involved in a number of oil and gas upstream projects and have established strong partnerships with a variety of first class oil field service  contractors and service providers, Synterra ‘s main proposition is to provide local knowledge and down side risk mitigation for investment in Nigerian upstream capital projects. Our strategy is to establish value through the development of niche upstream E&P opportunities in Nigeria with an initial focus on discovered resources with early cash- flow and upside potential.

Value creation and risk management is provided by a strong African-biased operating capability, local stakeholder support and seasoned knowledgeable management helps reduce downside risk. It has been conservatively estimated that Nigeria need to invest circa cUS$50 B on capital projects and infrastructure in the next decade .Our position in the Oil and Gas sector and our current relationships with political decision makers afford us outstanding opportunities to acquire lucrative investment acreage. The ultimate value proposition is in reducing in country down-side risk outside of the global commodity or open market risk.

Crude Oil Scams

If you have been approached by parties purporting to have Nigerian crude and are uncertain, please feel free to contact us. We will confirm any such contracts within a matter of days


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Energy

We  have provided Consultancy and Advice to a number of companies in the energy sector across the value chain.  We have provided advice on on renewables in Nigeria and off-grid solutions too. We have an excellent relationship with the Regulator and other key stakeholders. Nigerian energy production per capita is the lowest in Africa. The sector which is in its transitional phase has numerous challenges. The Government has embarked on a Energy Recovery Program to stimulate the industry and attract investment.

We have been deeply involved providing consultancy and advice in the Transitional Energy Market phase in Nigeria. Synterra are of the opinion that the market is ripe for investment. We see the off-grid renewable sector as having the greatest potential, this is the right time to make an investment in the sector. Please read a recent report published by Synterra below which provides up to date analysis on the sector

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Commodities

We export agricultural cash crops from Nigeria. We have developed a supply chain operation with local producers of various  agricultural produce in Nigeria. The produce is destined for export to existing off-takers under contract. Synterra are able to deliver the produce on a  CIF  or FOB basis under flexible payment options. 

The Nigerian Government are providing incentives under the new policy to boost exports of agricultural produce from Nigeria

Led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council infrastructure and policies are being developed to increase participation in export and cash crop production

By creating value and rationalizing the efficiency of the supply chain, the government have address many of the perceived in country risks of exporting from Nigeria. Export quality produce enhanced by local processing capability has created US Dollar revenue opportunities for exporters in Nigeria

We are able to impose rigorous best practice in maintaining the fidelity of the supply chain whilst being uniquely positioned to engage local producers.

Agricultural exports are a priority objective for the Nigerian Government in diversifying the economy away from Oil.
Synterra are currently in the process of creating a fund specifically created to process local produce and package to export quality

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Mining

The Nigeria Solid Mineral and Mining Sector has in effect made the great leap forward which will now allow investors to take  advantage of the vast mineral potential Nigeria possess. There are numerous undeveloped deposits of solid minerals and Rare  Earth which are bound to become more sought after as the scramble for raw material progresses

Synterra currently control Exploration Licenses for Beryllium, Tin, Lead and Zinc, Tantalite, Lithium and phosphates. Some of these  properties are producing using direct labour and artisanal miners. Many of these sites require investors to "mechanise" production to vastly increase output and provide exponential upside.Synterra have access to numerous Exploration Licenses for mineral properties with proven reserves and great investor value, risked to meet any investors appetite to find out more contact us at tex@synterra.co quoting Solid Minerals.

Our Experience

We have good commercial and practical experience of developing deposits and have successfully listed Nigerian assets on the AIM in the past.

Our beryllium property in Gwantu, Kaduna State is a worldwide renowned site for both emeralds and aquamarine which we also hols exploration licenses.

We’re recognized by clients and industry leaders for our dedication to achieving results—which is why we get regularly referred as one of the most effective providers.