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Matthew Foster is an associate in the firm's Project Development and Finance Practice Group. He focuses principally on cross-border finance transactions and emerging markets work across Africa.

Mr. Foster’s experience includes project finance, bi-lateral and syndicated lending, development finance, and general corporate and restructuring work.

  • Advised an offshore financier in relation to a U.S. $200 million platinum metal purchase transaction with an international mineral resources group, enabling the group to prepay its significant existing indebtedness, provide short term working capital and primed the group for its subsequent merger with a leading international precious metals mining company. African Mining & Metals Deal of the Year at IJGlobal Awards.
  • Advised a variety of lenders (across sixteen transactions with several international banks) on the provision of guaranteed bilateral facilities to a leading international telecommunications company. The facilities ranged between U.S. $100 million and U.S. $200 million, totaling U.S. $2.75 billion across all transactions.
  • Advised a variety of lenders on the restructuring of four separate facilities, totaling U.S. $150 million, made available to a leading international telecommunications company.
  • Advised a development finance institution in relation to the provision of a U.S. $140 million and U.S. $37.7 million loan facility made available to two financial institutions in Mauritius.
  • Advised a lender on the provision of a U.S. $35 million secured and guaranteed loan facility to a surface mining and civil earthworks contractor based in West Africa, facilitating the acquisition of mining assets in Mali.
  • Advised a South African bank in relation with a ZAR 500 million property finance deal which included the provision of two senior secured medium term facilities.
  • Advised a development finance institution in relation to its U.S. $22 million investment in a South African and Maltese company, included the provision of a subscription agreement and full security package.
  • Advised a development finance institution in relation to the enforcement of its security package in relation to its U.S. $22 million investment in South Africa, including the successful call-up and enforcement of the full suite of security agreements to satisfy the indebtedness of the borrower.
  • Advised a fintech financial institution across two transactions in relation to its secured and guaranteed loan facilities, totaling U. S. $15 million, to a Mauritian micro-finance institute with operating entities in Kenya and Uganda.
  • Advised a development finance institution on the provision of a U. S. $10 million guaranteed loan facility to the subsidiaries of a Mauritian micro-finance company located in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Advised a fintech financial institution on the provision of a U. S. $7.5 million secured and guaranteed loan facility to a Mauritian fintech group with operating entities in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.
  • Advised a development finance institution on the provision of a U. S. $4.7 million secured and guaranteed loan facility to a Mauritian plastics producer and supplier, including an on-lending facility advanced to its Zambian and Mozambican subsidiaries.
  • Advised a development finance institution on the provision of a U. S. $4 million secured and guaranteed loan facility to a pharmaceutical and medical products supplier located in Rwanda and Uganda.
  • Advised a development finance institution on the provision of a U. S. $3.5 million secured and guaranteed loan facility to a beverage producer and supplier located in Uganda.