About the Client
The Client is a farmer cooperative based in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, specializing in sourcing, processing, and marketing coffee, cocoa, and other agricultural products. The cooperative aims to scale its coffee output and diversify revenues by expanding into cocoa and other commodities. They have already raised multi-million dollars in working capital to achieve these ambitions and hold certifications like Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Fair for Life, and FairTrade.
CrossBoundary Advisory provided transaction advisory support to the Client, primarily focusing on crafting compelling investment materials and performing a thorough market analysis of the coffee sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The coffee sector in Eastern DRC is a growing industry that presents both opportunities and challenges. Organic and specialty certifications, like those held by the Client, offer the potential for higher profit margins. However, the sector is also fraught with infrastructural challenges, requiring strong management and strategic investment to unlock its full potential.
Assisted the Client to raise a debt round for working capital needs from 3 different investors
Leveraged CrossBoundary’s relationships with 2 more investors to finance the Client’s CAPEX expansions
Positioned the company for fundraising by ensuring that they had high-quality investor engagement material