Global reach and Strand Ventures

Strand Hanson has developed strategic partnerships to broaden our global reach and contacts, providing access to a large number of opportunities, particularly in emerging markets, including Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.

“For private businesses seeking to raise funds, the type of investor is as important as the quantum of funds raised.”
– Iek van Cruyningen | Director – Strand Ventures

Our global reach

Strand Hanson has developed strategic partnerships to broaden our global reach and contacts, providing access to a large number of opportunities, particularly in emerging markets, including Africa, the Middle East, South America and Asia.

In a truly international business world, a physical presence in different global regions enhances communication and promotes better understanding of local legal, political and cultural issues – leading to more efficient deal execution and greater support for clients.

In addition to our full service office in Cape Town, which is key to servicing clients across Africa, Strand Hanson has representatives in a number of jurisdictions, including Argentina and Guyana who work alongside the team in identifying opportunities and undertaking transactions in key emerging markets. This approach has been welcomed by clients, who appreciate a local point of contact and a physical presence as live transactions arise.

Strand Ventures

Strand Ventures provides high level advice and introduces funding and strategic partners to a range of corporates and asset owners.

The growth in emerging markets presents opportunities for Strand Hanson to leverage its well developed network of finance partners with high quality projects.

The principal focus of these transactions is emerging markets, with most transactions being in the natural resources, energy and infrastructure sectors, where significant opportunities often exist and need to be structured appropriately to satisfy investors.

Many projects which are key to opening up new markets require bespoke funding which meets their economic needs, as well as the political demands, of individual jurisdictions. Strand Ventures works in partnership with project owners, insurance companies, banks and funds to structure propositions to ensure that commercial, jurisdictional and project risks are successfully managed.

Focus on Africa

Strand Hanson has extensive experience in Africa, having advised clients across the continent, as set out below:

  • Algeria
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Liberia
  • Ghana
  • Benin
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Ethiopia
  • Tanzania
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Madagascar
  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Lesotho
  • Guinea
  • Burkina Faso
  • Senegal
  • Gabon
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Comoros
  • Niger
  • Sudan
  • Kenya

c.£1bn

Valuation of clients and investee companies with operations in Africa as at 31 May 2019

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