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Classes of Services


The services of Trans Africa Invest can be classified as follows:

Service Goals, Content Process Sequence and Costs
Strategic consulting (initial consultation)
  • We get to know you and your company.
  • Delineating first approaches.
  • Analysis of your project together with you in order to support your decisionbmaking process.
  • Outline of a specific concept for future collaboration.
- Initial consultation of approx. three hours
- Consulting fee: €950 plus tax.
Strategy advisory
  • Revue of an initial idea regarding practicability
    • Collaboration of market analysis or feasibility study, if applicable
  • Further development of the business concept to a viable business model in Africa
    • Elaboration of a realizable business plan,if applicable
  • Provision of critical understanding of conditions in the target market
  • Development of custom tailored solutions with regard to the product in the target market
  • Research of relevant information for your business case: Local peculiarities, location factors, legal framework, etc.
  • Consulting module: it usually takes two days. However, we are flexible to meet your specific need.
  • If we decide to implement the projects together, we conclude a remuneration scheme that includes fixed fees as well as success based components.
  • If we do a market analysis, a feasibility study, or a business plan, we usually work on daily rates or a lump-sum fee.

 

Implementation advisory
  • Check of the existing business model in the African context
  • Development of custom tailored solutions with regard to the product in the target market
  • Identification of the ideal location
  • Assistance in implementing the business case on the spot in Africa
  • Introduction to specialized local partners (customers, vendors, cooperation partners)
  • Collective business trip into the target country and introduction into the relevant networks
  • Attendance in dealing with authorities
  • Support in human resources management
The time frame will be determined according to your needs.
The definition of three distinct sections has been proved to be very practical:

  1. The first section normally lasts one day.It includes a discussion of the business model, search for locations, and preparation of the consulting project.
  2. After a comprehensive business plan has been written, it will be finally discussed in the second section. After that, the business trip to Africa will be prepared.
  3. The third section includes the journey to Africa, lasting for 3 to 7 days.
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Expert monitoring, consulting, or supervision on running projects
  • Supporting you in your running engagement in Africa or after having developed a business model together with you.
  • Assisting you in implementing your projects, optimizing processes, and offering solutions for acute problems.
  • Making political contacts for lobbying and investment protection.

Depending on our mandate we offer several options:

  • Allocation of a permanent contact person for solving current problems that might occur at your Africa related projects.
  • Allocation of qualified staff in Europe and/or Africa to your companyfor a certain period of time that work on the implementation of current projects, i.e. as interim manager, business consultants, sector expert, or advisory board member.
  • Regular consulting services in fixed intervals.
Representation of European companies in Africa
  • Market evaluation
  • In-depth market research
  • Local representation of your company
  • Search for local managers and staff
  • Increase of the local footprint of your company step by step
  • If desired: Acting as your sales representative

 

- To be defined depending on our mandate.

Sales agency
  • Market entry and sale of your products on African markets
  • Search for local cooperation partners regarding marketing and sales, after-Sales, repair, and maintenance

- Sales Agency: success fee based on transactions
- Acquisition of partner firms: one-time remuneration on successful conclusion of a partnering agreement

Acquisition of capital
  • Company valuation
  • Corporate finance advisory
  • Strategic, financial and legal structuring of your project
  • Search for strategic and/or financial investors
  • Search for public funding bodies (i.e. international organizations, development banks)
  • Contacting and conduct of negotiations
  • Multi stakeholder dialogue

- Business consulting, corporate finance advisory: lump-sum fee
- Acquisition of investors: combination of retainer (one-time or monthly) and success fee based on transactions

M&A advisory
  • Search for potential projects / target companies through our local and international networks (buy-side mandate)
  • Search for potential buyers(sell-side mandate)
  • Company valuation
  • Short-listing of targets/candidates
  • Contacting and conduct of negotiations
  • Multi stakeholder dialogue
Combination of
- retainer (one-time or monthly) and
- success fee based on transactions
CSR advisory
  • Initial discussion with appraisal and targeting
  • Formulation and presentation of a project draft with short description, SWOT analysis, arrangements of possible options and rough estimate of costs
  • Discussion of the project, including adjustments, leading to developing a draft of a preliminary project timeline
  • Information research and establishment of important contacts before start of project; research and proposal of potential project partners
  • Project development - either together with you or mainly through us
  • Fine tuning of the project plan, including time planning, budgeting, definition of milestones and stopping points
  • Local project management; educational measures if applicable
  • Comprehensive documentation of the project that can be used by you for public relations activities

 

- To be defined depending on our mandate.