Ignis Project & Finance Solutions (Pty) Ltd (Ignis) was founded by Trevor Williams and Rolf Schindler in March 2002 to acquire the project finance business from Crédit Agricole Indosuez (South Africa).
The core Ignis team, previously from PricewaterhouseCoopers joined Crédit Agricole Indosuez in October 1998. As such the team has developed significant ‘big four’ experience and a robust understanding of the rigorous requirements of the merchant banking environment. In particular the team understands the criteria, structures and risk profiling to be used in financial documents to be submitted for credit committee approvals.
Ignis is able to provide a broad range of project related skills, experience and expertise both from its in-house body of knowledge, as well as from its many and varied strategic alliance partners. The focus of Ignis is to create value by delivering implementable solutions through knowledge partnering with its clients.
Over the last decade the Ignis Team has developed an admirable reputation in advising Government in particular having led Projects from Inception to Financial Close at both National and Provincial spheres of Government. Ignis is one of the top specialist lead PPP and Project Finance advisors in South Africa, with Health PPP deals signed to date as lead advisor and Financial Advisor.
Ignis Project and Finance Solutions (Pty) Ltd (“Ignis”) has been a lead and financial advisor on a number of the completed PPP’s in the South African market and is therefore extremely skilled and experienced in PPPs as a whole.