Synergis Investment is a UK based company, with a global presence. Our business goal is to facilitate profitable investment returns for our investor clients and work with owners and developers to ensure the completion of planned or existing real estate projects. The aims of our clients are achieved through a number of strategies including project sourcing, advisory services, raising project finance or through the refinancing of existing development projects.
Synergis works alongside investors, owners and financial institutions worldwide to provide integrated solutions for our partners and clients. We can provide services in the sourcing of real estate or investment opportunities across all sectors. If you have a planned development project or an existing project we can assist in evaluating and presenting your project to potential investors, joint venture partners or providing financing solutions through our network of funding providers.
In assessing a proposal we try to find the most suitable type of finance for your project, a brief summary of selected financing options are detailed below. We may also be able to suggest other solutions as we are not limited to any one lending source. We work with a number of investment partners from both the institutional and private sector. (Please note that we are unable to consider investment projects of less than 2 Million Euros or USD equivalent)
A loan where the lending bank is only entitled to repayment from the profits of the project the loan is funding, not from other assets of the borrower.
A hybrid of debt and equity financing that is is typically used to finance the expansion of existing companies. Mezzanine financing is basically debt capital that gives the lender the rights to convert to an ownership or equity interest in the company if the loan is not paid back in time and in full. It is generally subordinated to debt provided by senior lenders such as banks and venture capital companies.
Since mezzanine financing is usually provided to the borrower very quickly with little due diligence on the part of the lender and little or no collateral on the part of the borrower, this type of financing is aggressively priced with the lender seeking a return in the 20-30% range.
Mezzanine financing is advantageous because it is treated like equity on a company's balance sheet and may make it easier to obtain standard bank financing. To attract mezzanine financing, a company usually must demonstrate a track record in the industry with an established reputation and product, a history of profitability and a viable expansion plan for the business (e.g. expansions, acquisitions, IPO).
Mortgage or Commercial Loan
A debt instrument that is secured by the collateral of specified real estate property and that the borrower is obliged to pay back with a predetermined set of payments. Mortgages are used by individuals and businesses to make large purchases of real estate without paying the entire value of the purchase up front. Mortgages are also known as "liens against property" or "claims on property".
A service offered by many large financial institutions for companies with very unique financing needs. These financing needs usually don't match conventional financial products such as a loan. Structured finance generally involves highly complex financial transactions.
Financing for new businesses. In other words, money provided by investors to start up firms and small businesses with perceived, long-term growth potential. This is a very important source of funding for start ups that do not have access to capital markets. It typically entails high risk for the investor, but it has the potential for above-average returns
Venture capital can also include managerial and technical expertise. Most venture capital comes from a group of wealthy investors, investment banks and other financial institutions that pool such investments or partnerships. This form of raising capital is popular among new companies, or ventures, with limited operating history, which cannot raise funds through a debt issue. The downside for entrepreneurs is that venture capitalists usually get a say in company decisions, in addition to a portion of the equity.