Nola Capital Corporation
Funding for waste-to-energy projects is an area of finance that requires a specialized expertise. As to be expected,
the more operating history a project has, the easier it is to obtain financing on terms that are acceptable. We do
not finance raw startups. We will consider early stage projects if there is already substantial cash equity invested.
Projects We Particularly Like
We are only interested in projects where we can take a portion of our compensation in the form of a long term
participation in the project’s future profitability. We take a small percentage of the EBITDA and leave all the stock
ownership of the project in the hands of the principals.
We talk to people all the time with waste-to-energy and renewable energy projects who have been looking for
months and even years for someone to finance them. We do our best to identify those projects that make business
sense and can be funded on reasonable terms. If someone has the ingredients to present a deal that investors can
get comfortable with, they need to go ahead and make the effort to get funded.
There are a number of ways to finance these situations, however, the initial information we need to review will
include financial modeling, a business plan, a technology overview and other items that explain the project and
support the need for capital.
Uses For Financing
- Acquisition of an associated business
- Expansion of an existing facility
- Raising additional working capital by monetizing existing assets
- Cashing out shareholders
- Financing of a greenfield or a brownfield project
Renewable Energy Financing
- Wind Power
A major issue for many projects is whether or not there is a sufficient amount of cash equity invested by the
principals to make investors and lenders feel comfortable. All projects require equity to be in the form of cash or
hard assets. Sweat equity does not constitute cash equity.
is new, a technology insurance wrap may be used and we can also assist with arranging that coverage.
- There is normally a minimum of 20% cash equity investment required by the principals in a project. In other
words, up to 80% financing is available for most high quality projects.
- The technology needs to have been proven in the U.S. Patents on the technology are helpful. If the technology
- Financing can be arranged for up to 40 years.