ECOFIN Global Consulting works with its clients to develop practical strategies that capitalize on the opportunities presented by today’s complex and uncertain global economy to deliver high performance. ECOFIN helps executives carefully think through possibilities, assess and manage risk, and ultimately select the strategic direction with the strongest stakeholder value potential.

ECOFIN approaches Strategy from three dimensions: Corporate Strategy, Growth Strategy and Operational Strategy:

Corporate Strategy helps companies create and implement strategies to respond effectively to the unprecedented pressures of a multi-polar world and constantly evolving industry dynamics. ECOFIN’s Corporate Strategy offerings include the following:

  • Enterprise Transformation Strategy
  • Operating Model Strategy
  • Strategic Planning.

Growth Strategy brings together all of the potential organic and inorganic growth scenarios that help companies assess whether to buy, build or borrow.

  • Carve-Out Strategy/Divestiture
  • Growth Strategy Planning
  • Joint Venture & Alliances Strategy
  • M&A Transaction & Integration Strategy

Operational Strategy helps clients identify and shape operational improvement strategies for new and existing businesses leading to improved shareholder returns and sustained durability.

  • Pricing Strategy and Profit Optimization
  • Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Cost Reduction

Business Research And Corporate Advisory

A. Business Research

Being an important tool in getting to know the true value of the company, ECOFIN provides and develops effective, reliable and competitive financial solutions to create shareholder value. ECOFIN designs, values, benchmarks, and gives essential insights into the value-creating strategies for growth.

ECOFIN’s business research domain focuses on:
  • Business valuation
  • Financial performance benchmarking
  • Budgeting, financial management and reporting
  • Identifying and evolving generic investment ideas in various sectors
  • Preparing detailed feasibility study (DFS) and initial information memorandum (IM)
  • Preparing detailed project management study
  • Conducting market study for the IPO and other purposes
  • Providing business plans for green-fields, expansions and restructuring, etc.
B. Corporate Advisory

ECOFIN equips its clients with insights delivered one-on-one by our experienced advisors and informed by an unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research to assist global, local and various government clients.

ECOFIN helps its clients reach their maximum potential by providing assistance in a wide range of areas, from business planning and data based market research to identifying the best business opportunities and sound financial management.

In a nutshell, ECOFIN’s corporate advisory services focusses on:
  • Making of public issue and issue management
  • Project counselling and pre-investment studies
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Capital structuring & restructuring
  • Loan syndication, liaison with foreign collaborators and making.

Investment Banking

ECOFIN is a full spectrum firm from transaction origination, execution and approval across emerging markets and developed markets for strategy, alternative financing, hybrid financing, debt syndication, M&A and impact and ESG investment criteria. ECOFIN offers a complete gamut of capital structuring and fund raising activities for bankable projects across the globe of ticket sizes US$ 20 million to US$ 100 billion.

ECOFIN is associated or connected with various global medium to large institutional funds and family offices to mention a few such as:

  • IMCI Capital (headquartered at Zurich), global institutional funds and global banks
  • Large pension funds and insurance funds in Canada
  • Family Offices in US, Europe, GCC and Australia
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Institutional Equity Funds

ECOFIN distinguishes itself through its exceptional prowess in fund raising, extending its reach globally across all industry sectors. ECOFIN’s demonstrated ability to secure capital for clients, worldwide stems from a strategic approach that combines financial acumen with a deep understanding of various industries.

ECOFIN is industry agnostic and is working across a myriad of industry sectors, from tourism and hospitality to education and healthcare to real estate and construction, technology, manufacturing, energy and beyond. This breadth of experience positions ECOFIN uniquely to tailor financial solutions, which aligns with the specific needs and nuances of each industry.

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, ECOFIN crafts customized and tailor-made financing solutions. By understanding the intricacies of each project and client, ECOFIN designs financial structures, which optimize capital utilization and cost of capital, minimize risks, and enhance overall project viability.

Tourism And Hospitality Consulting And Advisory

A. Tourism Strategy, Planning & Implementation

Post pandemic, travelling that appeals to all the senses have taken off. Travellers have begun to expect personalized services. They are a highly valued demography. Understanding the key to trends and their expectations are no longer the domain of armchair enthusiasts. Knowing and understanding the current trends, allow those in the industry to tailor their operations to meet consumer demand.

ECOFIN provides with its in-depth experience, analysis and coverage the tools expected of a full spectrum firm to deliver the outcomes assisting clients to scale up in an agile world. The broad aspects covered by Team ECOFIN in tourism consulting covers:

  • Tourism policies and strategies for various tourism bodies including ministries in various parts of the world
  • Conceptualizing, feasibility analysis and project planning for various tourism projects
  • Advising on tourism initiatives and opportunities
  • Conceptualizing, evaluating tourism potential, conducting feasibility study, identifying stakeholder participation, defining scope for sustainability, designing sustainable product operations
  • Sourcing opening team, partners and stakeholders
  • Capital structuring and procuring financing from various global financial institutions for global tourism projects
  • Designing sustainable tourism management programs and assisting in business transformation towards sustainability
  • Market segmentation, branding and management strategy
  • Designing e tourism strategies.
B. Hotel & Hospitality Consulting

Any new venture or planning or evaluation in Hotel & Hospitality needs an expert opinion. ECOFIN aims to bridge that gap and provide its clients with strategic planning and operations management in the Hospitality Industry. ECOFIN’s team with its superlative skills can assist in evaluating all aspects of the Hospitality Industry.

  • Opportunity identification, project appraisal, analysis and evaluation, verification and recommendation
  • Capital structuring and procuring financing for hotel and hospitality projects in debt, equity, hybrid or any alternate financing mode
  • Revenue management and financial forecasting
  • Operator Hiring - Facilitating or liaising for greenfield or established hotel businesses, which want to be run by professional operators and negotiating; i.e., looking into the agreement guidelines and running the complete process until the operator is hired.

Commodity Trading Advisory

ECOFIN plays a crucial role in assisting clients, including institutional investors and individual traders, in navigating the complexities of commodity markets. ECOFIN’s expertise is focused on managing risk and generating returns through disciplined trading strategies. In commodity trading advisory ECOFIN assists clients in the following areas:

  • Market Analysis
  • Developing Trading Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Executing Trades
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Education and Consultation
  • Adaptation to Market Changes

Research on Social Outreach, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Women Empowerment Programs

ECOFIN does not only cater to the business needs of various institutions but participates in assuring the empowerment and enrichment of the lives and strives for the welfare of communities globally. ECOFIN’s research wing conducts research for various social outreach programs by developing and strengthening partnerships with other organizations, which delivers services to the priority population.

Outreach programs can be delivered in many different ways but should be tailored to meet the needs of the priority population and delivered in the most cost-effective way. Consultations and partnerships with appropriate community members and organizations can assist to better identify priority populations and how best to improve access for them.

Sustainability of the community mostly depends on informed population, eventually originating a need to improve links between society and those learning or having scientific understanding and knowledge.

ECOFIN’s community association broadly focuses research in these areas:

  • Nutrition and Health Education: Programs to spread nutritional, health and hygiene awareness by dissemination of knowledge in the target groups who may not have easy access to the scientific information.
  • Skill Development: Imparting training to the target group to increasing their skills and furthermore raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for better health.
  • Training: Providing nutritional and health competence through workshops to various key groups.
  • Community Benefit: Community based participatory research provides methodical nutrition and health knowledge and comprehension of a given problem and integrates the acquired knowledge for community benefits.
  • Women Empowerment: Research on Women's empowerment focuses on the process by which women gain influence and equal opportunity to pursue personal, social, and economic endeavors. It can be categorized into five main parts: social, educational, economic, political, and psychological.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Research on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs focuses on a conceptual framework, which promotes fair treatment and full participation of all people. Diversity implies the presence of differences that enrich the workplace. This can include ethnic diversity, physical ability, or neurodiversity. Equity ensures that access, resources, and opportunities are provided for all to succeed and grow. Equity differs from equality in that it takes into consideration a person's unique circumstances. Inclusion focuses on a workplace culture that is welcoming to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, age, abilities, and religion.

In a nutshell, ECOFIN works with its research team to craft a message for the world.

ECOFIN Knowledge Center

Industry and academia are like two sides of a coin and need to coexist for the growth and development of any nation. The education system is designed to prepare students for their future careers and also collaborate closely with the industry to understand the needs of the industry so that students can be prepared accordingly with a dynamic curriculum and pedagogy. If there is no collaboration between industry and academia, then the students who graduate will be unemployable because they will lack the important skills, which are required by industry and the workplace.

ECOFIN Knowledge Center endeavors to bridge this gap between industry and academia and is collaborating with premier educational institutes globally to ensure that the students are familiar with corporate and industry expectations and requirements and have prepared themselves accordingly. When we talk about MBA students in particular who are being prepared to enter the corporate world and expect to start working from day one of joining, ECOFIN Knowledge Center helps Industry and academic collaboration, which supports students’ transition from educational institutions to the corporate world. It comes with many benefits and goes way beyond just placements. Increased diversity results in a more creative and innovative workforce.

ECOFIN Knowledge Center collaborates with academia in the following ways:

  • Incorporating industry projects into coursework in Data Analytics, Financial Services, Investment Banking, M&A
  • Offering practical training sessions
  • Providing access to the latest industry equipment and technology
  • Providing internships, mentorship programs, and other opportunities for students to gain practical experience
  • Implementing training programs for understanding industry processes
  • Encouraging short-term collaborations for quick problem resolution/li>
  • Promoting long-term research collaborations for cutting-edge technology and process development
  • Nurturing and developing entrepreneurs and future business leaders
  • Facilitating faculty having immersive exponential growth through global research programs of ECOFIN's on-going work assignments.

In a nutshell, beyond knowledge exchange, ECOFIN Knowledge Center fosters talent development. This interaction of ECOFIN Knowledge Center with academia establishes a talent pipeline, fostering a culture of excellence and preparing the next generation of professionals for industry challenges.

ECOFIN Knowledge Center is currently collaborating with St. Joseph’s Institute of Management, Bengaluru, India in this industry academia interface and is in the process of collaborating with other prestigious academic institutions in India, Middle East and Europe.

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