Founded in 2009, Development Capital Strategies (DCS) is an advisory firm specializing in sustainable business development and investment, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.  We provide services and expertise relating to investor relations, financing, business development, and sustainable project development (e.g. in accordance with IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and other international standards).

Examples of projects have included:

  • Managing outreach to and negotiations with investors and lenders, including private equity, development finance institutions, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, agency-funded investment vehicles and strategic partners.
  • Providing input on presentation materials, financial models, valuation and identifying solutions for transaction structures and timing.
  • Preparing companies for investor and lender due diligence, policies and procedures, including documentation for the data room.
  • Advising companies on environmental and social management plans and compliance with IFC Performance Standards; IFC Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Guidelines; and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Principles & Criteria.
  • Providing guidance on other matters related to project development, including hiring operational talent, smallholder farmer outgrower program development, among others.
  • Structuring and negotiating political risk insurance, as well as agreements with other key vendors and service providers.
  • Representing clients at global conferences, events and meetings.

DCS is also a proud partner of the iImpact Consulting Network.  Through our affiliates, DCS can offer bundled services that include environmental and social impact studies, assessments and evaluations.