Structured Finance & Corporate Consulting

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Your partner for:
  • Project Financing transactions
  • Public-private partnership ventures
  • debt rescheduling/ restructuring
  • feasibility analysis and project economic/financial evaluations
  • loan agency services (on behalf of borrowers)
  • loan agency services (on account of banks)

Albion is an advisory company specializing in Project Financing, in the development of infrastructure projects  and in debt restructuring.
Discover more about our activities and services

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PROJECT FINANCE

Since 1993 Albion has been operating in the Project Finance sector
supporting clients throughout all the phases of ventures concerning the
construction and management of public infrastructures financed with
private capital.

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AGENCY SERVICES UNDER PROJECT FINANCE TRANSACTION

Albion in respect of PF loan agreements operates (i) as Agent mandated by banks or (ii) assisting borrowers in the fulfilment of borrower’s contractual commitments.

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PPP STRUCTURING

Albion can count on its experience of more than 26 years in the field when assisting, both public or private customers, in the definition of PPP in the infrastructural, environmental, health sectors.

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CORPORATE FINANCE & CONSULTING

Albion partners can boast a long and consistent experience in corporate finance transactions that can satisfy the most sophisticated professional support requests.

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DEBT RESTRUCTURING

Albion intervenes in the debt restructuring sector both in PF or corporate scenarios.

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AGENCY SERVICES FOR FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT

Within the context of debt restructuring, Albion acts as Agent, mandated by banks.

Team

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Albion’s activities are coordinated by three Senior Partners: Americo Romano, Albion’s founder (1993), Michele Monaci who joined the company in 2003 and Odile Etienne who became part of Albion in 2010.
The partnership comprising Americo, Odile and Michele is characterized by a lengthy experience in working together as a team which is finely-tuned for:

  • Operating on complex issues with a multidisciplinary approach
  • Managing relationships with clients quickly and efficiently
  • Coordinating and guiding Albion’s professional staff on the various
    projects Albion undertakes

Since Albion’s foundation, Mr. Giovanni Bassetti has been the company’s Chairman of the Board.

We are what we always do. Excellence, therefore, is not an isolated trait, it is a habit.Aristotle

Moreover, it is important to underline that Albion Partners have always cooperated intensely with all the best-known Italian and International law firms operating in PPP structuring, project finance and debt restructuring: the habit of working in a team with top ranking legal advisors is an essential condition for success in the above-mentioned sectors.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH


Significant References

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During the last few months Albion has intensified its growth trend having received from customers new relevant consulting mandates in all areas where the company is active: here below, the most significant references are highlighted.

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Advisory in photovoltaic sector

In 2020 Albion received the mandate from a bank to act as «financial advisor» in a € 12 Mio project financing initiative for the refinancing of a portfolio made of five photovoltaic plants for an overall capacity of 6,6 MW. Albion supported also the parties in the initial Debt Sizing phase.
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Borrower-side loan agency and advisory in wind sector

During 2020 Albion provided agency and advisory services on the borrower’ side, with respect to a project finance loan (€ 51 M) related to a wind farm for an installed capacity of 29,75 MW.
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Documentary Agent in a PF agreement in wind sector

In the first half of 2020, Albion was mandated by some international banks to undertake the role of “documentary agent” and subscribed a loan agreement for the refinancing (€ 29 Mio) of various wind parks for an overall installed capacity of about 45,6 MW in South Italy

Borrower-side loan agency in photovoltaic sector

Since the end of 2019 Albion has been supporting a group of Sponsors in the management of a € 190 Mio project financed & leased photovoltaic plants financing portfolio for an overall capacity of about 45 MW.
Albion is also providing assistance in the current portfolio refinancing process.

Documentary Agent and Financial Model Advisory in the renewables sector

In 2019, Albion was mandated by the lending banks to assume the role of “documentary agent” in a € 21 mln PF loan agreement defined to finance a wind project of 20 MW in the South of Italy. Within that context, Albion granted its assistance as financial advisor, producing the project financial model. This operation was finalised in 2019.

Modelling advisory in the educational sector

During 2019, Albion developed an “evaluation tool” and connected user’s guidelines, for the use of Arab equity investors needing to run a first evaluation of possible infrastructural investments in the education sector.

Collective catering PPP tender

Albion provided assistance, within the context of a restricted tender procedure, for the setting up of a proposal (construed in compliance with Article 182 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016) in the collective/schools catering sector) to an important Municipality in the North of Italy (value of the concession around € 37,8 mln). Albion in particular developed the business plan and financial model and reviewed the concession agreement. The proposal was submitted in 2019.
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Documentary Agent in a PF agreement in the wind sector

Documentary Agent in a PF agreement in the wind sector In mid-2019, Albion was mandated by two international banks to assume the role of “documentary agent” in a loan agreement on a limited recourse basis, for an amount of € 70 mln, for the refinancing of various wind parks (for an overall installed power of 24 MW circa in the South of Italy).

PPP proposal in the collective catering sector

In July 2019, following a tender procedure in compliance with article 183 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016, a concession agreement concerning the collective catering sector was awarded to an Italian public company in the
North of Italy, advised by Albion; Albion assisted on all economic and financial aspects, in particular building the financial model, throughout all the phases of the procedure and up to the adjudication of the public tender procedure.

PPP financing due diligence

In 2019, Albion advised a primary Italian bank with respect to the financing of a PPP concerning the construction and management of a cemetery in the south of Italy.

PPP venture

In 2018, Albion assisted a large Lombardy municipality in evaluating a possible PPP venture related to the requalification of a large urban public park by means of new infrastructural investments.

Survey in the photovoltaic sector

Within the context of a case pending before the European Court of Human Rights, in 2019 Albion was instructed by different Clients to act as surveyor, producing financial reports to be submitted to the Court, related to seven photovoltaic parks located in Italy.

Advisory in the water sector

Albion has supported a concessionaire in the renegotiation of some relevant contractual, financial and economic aspects of a concession agreement; the relevant “addendum” to the concession agreement was formalized in the first semester of 2019.

Energy efficiency PPP proposal

In 2019, following a tender procedure in compliance with article 183 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016, a BOOT concession agreement concerning a cogeneration plant with energy production was awarded to an international private energy company advised by Albion; Albion assisted on all economic and financial aspects throughout all the phases of the procedure and up to the adjudication of the public tender procedure.
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Borrower-side loan agency and advisory in the wind sector

Since 2016, Albion has been acting as Agent, borrower’s side, with respect to a project finance loan (€ 42 M) related to a wind park (32 MW) based in Apulia. In September 2018, Albion provided assistance in the renegotiation of some contractual conditions of the PF loan facilities in order to re-price the deal and optimize shareholders’ financial position.
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Borrower-side loan agency and Advisory in the renewable energy sector

Since 2010, Albion has been acting as Agent, borrower’s side, with respect to a project finance loan (€ 96 M) related to a wind park (98 MW) based in Sardinia. In September 2018, Albion provided assistance in the renegotiation of some contractual conditions of the PF loan facilities in order to re-price the deal and optimize shareholders’  financial position.
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Wind farm project financing

Albion acted as financial advisor for the financing by means of a project finance loan related to some mini wind parks, located in the South of Italy. The overall installed power is 4,6 MW, for an overall value of € 15 mln circa.

M&A Advisory

In 2018, Albion advised customers on the acquisition of a company producing instrumentation for the measurement, automation and control of industrial processes. Albion analysed the business plan of the “target”
company and reviewed, from a financial point of view, the supply contracts with domestic and international counterparts.

Natural gas project finance refinancing

In 2018, Albion advised a group of banks on a natural gas project, involving both transport and dispatching phases (project value € 27 mln circa): Albion elaborated the financial plan with the aim of redefining the possible duration
and repayment schedule of the project senior debt.

Project finance in the Hydroelectric sector

In 2018, Albion advised a group of banks on a project related to three hydroelectric plants, for an overall capacity of 3,2 MW and an overall value of € 16 mln circa: Albion elaborated the financial model with the aim of
redefining the possible duration and repayment schedule of the project senior debt.

Advisory in the water regulatory services

Albion has assisted a concessionaire operating in the water sector with respect to the interpretation and application of the Method elaborated by ARERA (The Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment) for determining and updating applicable fees for the integrated water service.

Project Finance refinancing in the renewables sector

Within the context of the refinancing of some photovoltaic parks, for an overall capacity of 100 MW and an investment value of circa € 280 mln, Albion provided to the lending banks the financial model and coordinated
the model auditing procedure. In 2017 the refinancing deal reached the financial closure.
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Documentary agency and financial model advisor in the renewables sector

Albion was nominated by the lending banks documentary agent in a € 32 million PF loan agreement defined to finance a wind project of 22 MW located in the South of Italy. Moreover, within that same context, Albion
acted as financial advisor, providing the financial model and coordinating the model auditing procedure. This transaction was finalised in 2017.

PPP advisory in the healthcare-social sector

In 2017, with relation to a PPP proposal, construed in compliance with Article 183 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016, in the local healthcare sector Albion has advised the public site valuating the business plan( value of the
concession € 70 mln circa) proposed by a private promoter (a consortium of Italian companies).

PPP proposal in the collective catering sector

Albion provided assistance for the setting up of a PPP proposal (construed in compliance with Article 182 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016) in the collective (schools) catering sector; Albion has advised the private promoter
producing the business plan ( value of the concession € 130 mln circa) and the draft concession agreement submitted to a Municipality in the north of Italy. The proposal was presented in 2017.

PPP proposal in the water sector

Albion provided assistance for the setting up of a PPP proposal (construed in compliance with Article 182 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016) in the integrated water sector; Albion has advised the private promoter producing
the business plan and the draft concession agreement submitted to the public counterpart (north of Italy). The proposal was presented in 2017.

Framework agreement in the renewables sector

Albion has signed a framework agreement to assist a primary player in the renewables sector, by acting as “borrower-side agent”, with respect to all the financing (project finance, leasing or asset based finance) concerning
wind and photovoltaic parks directly or indirectly owned by the customer (plants overall capacity 460 MW with an overall debt raised with financial institutions of nearly € 400 mln).
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Wind farms project financing

In the interest of the borrower Albion acted as financial advisor in the negotiation and structuring of project finance-based facilities, for ventures related to (i) the construction and management of a 16 MW wind park
(Basilicata) and (ii) the refinancing of 24 MW wind park (Sardinia). The financing agreements were finalised in 2017, for an overall amount of nearly € 38 mln.

PPP proposal in the collective catering sector

In 2017, Albion provided assistance for the setting up of a PPP proposal (construed in compliance with Article 182 of Italian legislative decree 50/2016) in the collective (schools) catering sector; Albion has advised the private promoter producing the business plan (value of the concession € 15 mln circa) and the draft concession agreement submitted to a Municipality in the Molise region. Albion also assisted the Promoter during the public tender
procedure.

Project Finance renegotiation in the waste management sector

With respect to a waste treatment project developed in Tuscany and financed on a limited recourse basis (concession value around € 250 mln), Albion – in its capacity as original financial advisor – assisted the customer in the renegotiation of relevant contractual conditions of the original loan agreement such as duration, warranties, project contracts. The “waiver” was contractually defined in 2017.
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Documentary Agent in a PF agreement in the wind sector

At the end of 2016, Albion was nominated by the lending banks documentary agent in a € 67 million PF loan agreement defined to finance a wind park of 54 MW circa.

PPP ventures within the framework of an integrated development plan

Since 2016, Albion has been assisting a concessionaire (of an Integrated Intervention Plan) for the implementation of some PPP operations regarding the construction and management of some public works to be realised in
accordance with the above mentioned plan.

Debt restructuring agreement

In 2016, a long term debt restructuring agreement ( amount of the financial debt restructured € 97 mln circa) between a fully owned subsidiary of a large Lombard municipality and banks was signed with the assistance of Albion as financial advisor to the public side (the agreement was defined in compliance with the provisions of article 67, paragraph 3, let (d) of the Italian R.D. n. 267/1942).

Debt restructuring agency

During 2016, Albion was mandated by banks to assume the role of documentary agent in two further debt restructuring agreements (this led to exceeding the amount of 300 million debt managed by Albion as a restructuring agent).

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