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Project References for LixCap and LixCap Principals
Access to Finance and Venture Financing / Investment
Investment-focused study of export and import sectors for a planned refrigerated logistics facility, including developing a financial model and business plan. Cambodia. InfraCo Asia and the Global Cold Chain Alliance. 2019-present.
Study of access to finance programming related to fertilizer needs for both smallholder and commercial farming. Pan-Africa. African Development Bank. 2018-2019.
Investment-focused market study on agricultural logistics. Kenya. Global Cold Chain Alliance and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). 2018-2019.
Gazelles Al Maghrib, Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Morocco. Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC), US State Department. 2017-2019.
Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) Activity. Kenya. Absolute Options, World Vision International. 2017.
Facility design support and transaction for Moroccan component of USAID’s MENAII Venture Capital Facilities, placement with Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) (now SEAF Morocco Growth fund in the Innov Invest program). Of MENA region one of the only successful placements.Morocco. USAID. 2015-2017.
Facility design and transaction support for risk capital – revenue financing fund for USAID and Overseas Private Investment Corporation joint initiative. Morocco. 2015 – 2016.
Program design for technical assistance facility (TAF) and support to VC fund design, for eventual Innov Invest Morocco program proposal. Morocco. Azur Partners. 2015
Local management and administrative services to support execution of investment transactions for EUR 110 million lending facility. Morocco. Morocco Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MorSEFF), DAI and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 2014 – present.
Evaluation of mentoring environment and ecosystem regarding entrepreneurship organizations and policy environment. Morocco.Adam Smith International. 2013.
Program design and in-country implementation support: “Engaging Venture Capital to Strengthen Agricultural Value Chains in Morocco”. Morocco. Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance – USAID. 2012-2013.
Sourcing/training of 25 high-potential entrepreneurs to pitch to investors. Morocco. US State Department and Global Entrepreneurship Program. 2012.
Comprehensive analysis of the Moroccan cold chain and identification of five private sector investment opportunities. Morocco. USAID Morocco Economic Competitiveness Program (MEC) program. 2012.
Youth Entrepreneurship Program assessment and Morocco Program Partnering Support. Morocco. Youth Business International. 2012
Evaluation of programming environment and ecosystem for developing business services support program and financing tools to support funds. Morocco.Silatech. 2012.
Maghreb Region Advisor for MENA region initiative for Impact Venture Funds sponsoring. Validation of investment focus, selecting, screening and transaction support for placement in two impact venture funds, Tunisia and Morocco. Of entire MENA region, only two funds to successfully close in 2013, investment period oversight support, 2013-2015. Silatech. 2010 – 2015.
Evaluation of financing for agribusiness, entrepreneurs, growth and competitiveness; program opportunities in venture financing. Morocco. USAID. 2010.
Evaluation financing for entrepreneurs, growth and competitiveness; program opportunities in venture financing. Morocco. USAID. 2010.
Investment-focused study of cold chain logistics facilities. ARCH Investment. Ethiopia. 2020-present.
Market development and cold chain scoping for US poultry and soy exports in North Africa. USAPEEC, USDA. Morocco/Algeria/Tunisia/Egypt. 2020-present.
Technical assistance on cold chain entities for Agricultural Value Chain (AVC) Project. WFLO. Uzbekistan. 2020.
Cold chain advisory on operational and management issues. Global Cold Chain Alliance. Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan/Kyrgyzstan. 2018.
Market study, investment strategy and financial modeling for food logistics investment. WFLO. Central Asia. 2018.
Led local implementation and sourcing/training of 25 high-potential entrepreneurs to pitch to American investors. Morocco. US Department of State and the Global Entrepreneurship Program. 2012.
Evaluation of agriculture investment financing, water efficiency program environment and project opportunities. Morocco. USAID and the MEC program, DAI Europe. 2010.
Evaluation of Market Potential for Tunisia as a component for Pan-African Renewable Energy Guaranty Facility (sub-component to pan-African feasibility study). CEPA for AfDB. 2019.
Leading a project team of six professionals and several affiliated consultancy firms to develop three new companies in economically disadvantaged areas in Nevada, New Mexico and South Dakota. Absolute Options and Barrick Gold. Contracting total of USD 700,000, investment volume of USD 15-20 million (est.). 2017.
Project lead to catalyze construction of a hydrocarbon storage facility. Port of Nador West Med, Morocco. US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Port Authority Nador West Med SA. Investment volume USD 300 million (est.). 2015 – present.
Project lead to originate, source investment and build a refrigerated logistics facility. Port of Tanger Med (Atlas Cold Port).Moroccan and International Agribusiness Exporters, US Agency for International Development (USAID) and private clients. Investment volume of USD 15 million. 2013 – 2015.
Development of the Master Plan for the Establishment of Service Chain and Temperature Controlled Logistics (TCL) Platform for the Storage of Perishable Products. Benin. World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO). World Bank. 2020-Present. LixCap is currently working with the WFLO to assess the market potential for TCL services to support the development of critical cold chain assets that can operate on a commercially viable basis. To support the World Bank in developing a roadmap to attract and catalyze sustainable TCL operations in Benin, the team is conducting a comprehensive market assessment and providing analytics to quantify and prioritize opportunities to develop cold chain facilities. The consortium delivered a report analyzing the market from an investment perspective including a market assessment, industry sector reviews, supply and demand assessments, government and regulatory analysis, transportation routes, and margin and price positioning. This delivery of this report has prompted client PACOFIDE to launch a tender process for a conditioning facility in the Grand Nokoué wholesale market, a commercially viable location identified in the LixCap-WFLO study, demonstrating a swift and successful response to the cold chain strategy developed by the WFLO-LixCap consortium.
Cold Chain Investment Analysis and Recommendations. Ethiopia. WFLO. ARCH Emerging Market Partners (ARCH). 2020.WFLO led this consortium with LixCap to assess private sector investment opportunities for TCL services in Ethiopia. The project’s goal was to assess the market potential for TCL services in the country by evaluating existing and future supply and demand trends for food, pharmaceutical, and value-added services. This assessment directly informed the design and implementation of a planned TCL facility, ensuring that it provided locally-informed solutions for long-term commercial viability, as well as job creation and other positive social and economic impacts. As of 2021, the ARCH Cold Chain Solutions fund has announced a 62 million USD funding package for developing storage facilities at the Kilinto Industrial Park outside of Addis Ababa, the site recommended by WFLO and LixCap via this study.
Investment Development and Creation of Food Logistics Warehouse, Friopuerto Tanger. Morocco. USAID. 2012-Present.Friopuerto Tanger was initiated by USAID through the Moroccan Economic Competitiveness Program, which was managed by DAI and supported by WFLO. LixCap first conducted a market assessment to identify five investible opportunities for developing TCL assets in Morocco. Following a detailed analysis of trade flows, transportation routing, agricultural production and food consumption areas, LixCap identified the Port of Tanger Med as the best location for investment in a potential facility.The team in Morocco provided end-to-end services to deliver this project, which included engaging with the Tanger Med Special Authority, attracting investors, engaging operators, financial structuring, and project management services for construction. LixCap created a special purpose vehicle for the investment, developed a customer base, handled bureaucratic requirements, secured a USAID Development Credit Authority credit guarantee for USD 7 million, and developed a full business and financial model. LixCap contributed capital and attracted private investors from Spain, Morocco and the United States, carrying the project through to construction. Total investment volume reached USD 11 million. The facility, Friopuerto Tanger (http://www.friopuerto.com/ma/en/coldstore-tanger-med), has been in operation since 2016 and has generated a profit since 2019.