AHEB Investment Group Assists Waste2Energy with Project Funding

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AHEB Investment Group provides assistances to Waste2Energy with their funding and provides invaluable advice and support in the current stricter lending climate.

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AHEB Investment Group Assists Waste2Energy

"The team at AHEB has an extensive understanding of the banking system and their network of high level contacts is second to none, and we believe this was a key factor which helped us in this time of major uncertainty in the financial markets.”

When an application for project funding was made by Waste2Energy, they referred to AHEB Investment Group for expert professional assistance in order to successfully secure their financing.

Although initially feeling a little concerned at the slow progress with respect to their project funding application, Waste2Energy’s Group Chairman, Mr David Hamilton-Dick, is now convinced the open and frank partnership approach he has experienced with AHEB Group is a winning formula.

“Despite AHEB reassuring us that all was in order, we were still initially concerned as we had not heard any news and as a very high level contract, we were keen to know the outcome as soon as possible and felt like we were not moving. Having now had the opportunity to meet with the Group Directors and personally meet the very high level contacts AHEB Investment Group has within the international banking system, this is no longer the case. The team at AHEB has an extensive understanding of the banking system and their network of high level contacts is second to none, and we believe this was a key factor which helped us in this time of major uncertainty in the financial markets.”

Many times during the negotiation of these mostly highly confidential contracts, AHEB clients will find that there is not much information given to them initially. This is due to fact that during negotiation, in many cases where confidentiality is not observed, a deal can be jeopardised. It is important that during this delicate process all interested parties are given the opportunity to consider it carefully and AHEB is also very cautious to ensure that both the banks it is dealing with as well as the project initiators are not disclosed until a deal is on the cards. This is why AHEB has been so successful in building up such a strong network of investment partners also, who are keen to preserve the confidentiality of their business interests.

Through both formal and informal discussions with the banking contacts of AHEB, Waste2Energy’s executives were able to learn more about the long standing relationships AHEB has within the banking industry and how AHEB is also able to syndicate large deals over a number of banks, thereby spreading the financial burden and reducing the likelihood of applications being rejected.

AHEB demonstrated their deep knowledge of the process in which a loan is secured providing Waste2Energy with excellent preparation and delicate timing advice for their formal presentation. Indeed this is where most clients find AHEB input invaluable, as banks will generally not give a second chance, it will simply be a yes or a no. It is therefore essential that all necessary documentation is available and valid at this crucial time, and this stage should not be rushed if the desired end result of loan approval is to be had. Submitting these prematurely before all required collateral is in place, can be disastrous, as Waste2Energy realised having AHEB on board to advise them every step of the way.

“One of the major problems that AHEB has now resolved on our collective behalf has been the matter of provision of the interest collateral despite it not being their responsibility. Sourcing bona fide investors has taken some considerable time, as there are a lot of bogus financial instruments currently in the marketplace so it’s important to have sound advice”.

Mr Hamilton-Dick, says of the deal with AHEB: ‘AHEB Investment Group has proved well placed to complete difficult transactions in a climate of stricter lending. Through a solid network of banking connections and investment partners to provide loan collateral and source interest collateral options, AHEB also has the determination and perserverance required to finish the job. Now that we understand their procedure a little more, having met with our suggested banking and investment partners, we understand that the confidentiality they insisted on so much, was in fact only to protect both the banking sources and the transaction itself. We are very grateful for the work done by AHEB as it has been central to continuing development of our project.”

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