Q: Do you offer project financing globally or only in certain countries?
A: We can work with projects around the globe and with US-friendly countries. That said, U.S. projects are preferred (we will give priority to U.S. and U.S. International Projects - faster to close). We can fund in places like the U.S., Canada, UK, SE Asia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Luxembourg, Singapore, Malaysia (case-by-case), Thailand, (case-by-case), Poland, Sweden, etc. (Any other premium investment-grade countries).
Please note, currently, in Africa, we do not fund as it is impossible at this point and time. Also, if there are U.S. or International Sanctions, Venezuela, North Korea, Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Tanzania, Belarus, etc.
Q: What are the minimum and maximum amount of project financing you offer?
A: We work with projects greater than $50 million and up to $5 billion (higher is case-by-case).
Q: Do you offer project financing for projects with no equity?
A: Ideally, to qualify for our project financing program, we prefer that project sponsors have at least 20% capital that they already invested/spent into the projects. Or 20% capital that the project sponsor has and is readily available to put into the projects. If the project sponsor does not have the 20%, our lenders/investors may provide 100% financing under certain conditions (e.g., equity participation and other conditions). If the project owner wants 100% financing, then the investors/lenders required the project owner to give up 50% of their equity in the project, and the lenders/investors also will have seats on the Board.
Q: What project types do you fund?
A: We are looking for projects to fund such as Solar, Wind, Biofuel, Biomass, Geothermal, Hydro Power, Energy Storage, Oil and Gas Project Funding, Natural Gas, Carbon Emission Control Projects, Environmental Social and Governance Projects, LNG Projects, Sustainable Real Estate, Hospitality, Water Production and Conservation, Telecommunications, and Infrastructure. We will entertain other industries on a case-by-case basis.
Q: Do you charge any upfront fees?
A: No. We don’t charge any upfront, retainer, or engagement fees, but we charge a small success fee for our work to find lenders. Our fees are between 1% – 3% for arranging debt and 5% for equity financing. Our partner(s) may charge fees that are separate from the Hakim Saya fee.
Q: How are you different from other commercial lenders or brokers?
A: We are not a direct lender. We partnered with Private Family Offices,Commercial, Conventional Retail, Private Wholesale, Private Equity Firms, Banks, Alternative and Non-Bank lenders, etc. to meet our client’s financing needs. We are a Business Finance Consulting Firm and a licensed financed broker with the licensed number 60DBO-118241 in compliance with the California Financing Law. We provide funding for more robust transactions that fail to qualify for traditional bank financing. With our funding outlets, we have products providing the necessary funding for projects. Our Lenders/Investors may provide 100% financing under certain conditions, such as equity participation and other requirements. All loans are subject to the funder’s eligibility requirements, underwriting guidelines, other terms and conditions, and approval. Each lender requires specific supporting documentation with each new application.
Q: What other services Hakim Saya offers?
A: Apart from Access To Capital, we also provide Supply Chain Solutions. We have partnered with Above The Standard (ATS), a global leader in holistic supply chain solutions. As an independent affiliate of ATS, we are authorized to market and refer ATS products and services to our clients. Through our partnership with ATS, we can provide and serve organizations of all sizes in many industries and globally to be more profitable and be the best in class by increasing profits, improving costs, and enabling growth. We can help you with the following services:
- Business Growth Solutions (e.g., AI Sales, AI Marketing, AI Engagement, and AI Tech Solutions);
- Profits Solutions (e.g., Strategy, Team, and Efficiency Allocation Solutions), and
- Cost Reduction Solutions (e.g., Cost Reduction and Procurement Solutions).
Q: How does it work if we are interested in the Supply Chain Solutions?
A: We will implement a no-cost assessment of your current needs and determine what projects and vendors to focus on. At no cost to you, we will begin a bidding process with the targeted projects and vendors. The contract winner is selected, new pricing is implemented, and we are paid a percentage of the savings. Our preferred supplier network of 500+ vendors and our team of experienced procurement experts bring more than 30+ years of procurement experience and a proven track record of delivering savings in the billions of dollars to our clients. Our expertise is across a broad spectrum of companies, non-profits, and government agencies, over a wide array of industries.
Q: Apart from Project Financings and Supply Chain Solutions; what other services Hakim Saya offers?
A: We offer Business Expansion & Asia Market Entry, and Startup Services and Business Coaching.
Q: What is your closing fee for debt financing?
A: We will work on finding you suitable lenders to arrange your commercial loans. We typically earn a success fee at closing of 1% - 3% on the funded amount, determined primarily by the loan size, industry, geographical area, type of transactions, and other factors. Our fee agreement is apparent where we will outline the terms and conditions of our services. No fee is due to Hakim Saya unless clients successfully receive funding or consummate relationships with the lenders we introduced.
Q: What types of clients do you work with?
A: We want to work with action-oriented clients. We want to work with clients with an excellent viable project and management team who are serious about the process. That means clients give us a timely response by providing the documentation and engaging us in an attempt to secure funding for their projects. So, help us so that we help you in procuring your financing needs.