Who We Work With
NewLine has worked with local financial institutions (local banks and MFIs) and International Finance Institutions (such as IFC, World Bank, OPIC, ADB and AfDB); we also work with private investors, non-governmental organisations, non-bank financial institutions, Central banks, donors, United Nations Agencies and Government ministries. For example, we may assist a financial institutions or a microfinance institution seeking to grow or diversify by structuring and arranging wholesale debt financing for on-lending; by assisting with the improvement of lending operations, staff capacity and asset / liability management; by supporting the development of new products or by helping target new target markets, including the poor and informally employed. We can undertake data pool analysis to help local FIs and MFIs better understand their asset performance and portfolio value.
We may also work with NGOs that are seeking to transition from donor dependency to self-sufficiency, helping them to identify opportunities and structure “bankable” proposals that give them access to capital markets to allow them to expand and deliver their products at scale.
We may undertake work for investors in need of due diligence or analysis of investment opportunities and portfolios; we may develop project pipeline for investment or due securitization of various asset classes. We work with private sector clients seeking access to financing for specific projects – normally housing, infrastructure of finance related.
We have advised United Nations agencies that are seeking true public-private partnerships for delivery of services such as housing and infrastructure in contexts where donor funds and subsidy have thus far been the norm. We work with Governments seeking advice on legal, regulatory and financial frameworks (the “enabling environment”) and potentially the application of credit enhancement to stimulate private sector investment in housing, for example. For any of these clients, we may undertake market analysis and targeted studies; based on the context, we can develop suggested solutions.