Malibuye Cossie

Director
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8943
Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8943
Malibuye Cossie

Malibuye Cossie

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Biography

Malibuye is a director in the banking and finance team based in Johannesburg.

He specialises in lending, syndicated lending, project finance and acts for the major commercial banks and development finance institutions.

Malibuye is well respected in the project finance arena and his experience in this sector includes, advising sponsors and lenders in the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (SA REIPPPP) and in the South African Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (SA CBIPPP).

His passion for energy-based projects has received him a listing as a next generation lawyer for projects and energy in Legal500, 2018.

Having joined the firm as an associate in 2009, Malibuye proved his mettle and climbed up the ranks, gaining experience in a number of different sectors and widening his scope of expertise. He was promoted to director in 2018.


Professional experience

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  • Acting as advisors to a Lender Consortium of 8 lenders in relation to the debt restructuring of South African Airways SOC Limited.
  • Acted as advisor to a Lender Consortium of 5 lenders in relation to the debt restructuring of Aveng Limited.
  • Acted for Pangaea Investment Management, an associate of Jiangxi Copper, in relation to a platinum metal purchase transaction with the Lonmin group which enabled the Lonmin Group to refinance its indebtedness to its South African and International creditors.
  • Acted as advisors to a Lender Consortium of 9 lenders in relation to a ZAR6 billion facilities provided to MTN Group Limited and its subsidiaries and refinancing and increase of facilities.
  • Acted as advisors to a Lender Consortium of 5 lenders in relation to the financings of the South African Post Office SOC Limited.
  • Acted for Fly Blue Crane in relation to funding made available by the Industrial Development Corporation South Africa SOC Limited.
  • Acted for Nedbank Limited (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division), Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. and DEG - Deutsche Investitions Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in relation to the project financing of development construction, operation and maintenance of a greenfields fluorspar project. The project reached financial close on 9 June 2017. The project was awarded the IJGlobal Africa Mining & Metals Deal of the Year 2018.
  • Acted as advisors to the lenders in relation to the structuring of the 10MW solar PV project in De Aar, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisors to the lenders in relation to the structuring of the 20MW solar PV project in Prieska, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisors to the lenders in relation to the structuring of the 7MW solar PV project on Spruitfontein farm, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisors to the sponsors in relation to the structuring of the 100 MW KaXu solar CSP project, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisor to the sponsors in relation to the structuring of the 50 MW Khi solar CSP project, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisors to Nedbank Capital (a division of Nedbank Limited) in relation to the structuring of the 93MW Tsitsikamma wind project in Tsitsikamma, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisors to the borrower in relation to the structuring of the 75MW solar PV project in Prieska, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisor to the lenders in relation to the structuring of the 100.5MW wind project in De Aar, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acting as advisor to the lenders in relation to the structuring of the 140MW wind project in De Aar, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisor to the BEE shareholder in relation to the structuring of the Copperton wind project, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.
  • Acted as advisor to the BEE sharheolder in relation to the structuring of the Solar Capital solar PV project, as well as the debt and equity financing of the development, construction and operation of the project.