Our advisory practice emerged from our investment activities in the early ‘90s.
Today our team includes experienced engineers, bankers, lawyers, project managers and financial advisors.
The synergy of our multifaceted business approach enables us to excel.
Thanks to our direct investment and entrepreneurial background, we thrive as consultants: we know what works first-hand.
We help implement and manage projects financed by International Financial Institutions in full compliance with international best practices and lenders' requirements.
We provide a wide range of services for international donor agencies as well as directly to projects financed by IFIs.
PROJECT FINANCE ADVISORY
We structure and raise project financing for infrastructure and industrial projects. We are qualified to advise within a PPP framework as well as commercial projects.
We provide procurement support in compliance with the World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and local Government Procurement laws.
We advise private individuals and institutions on the selection and management of Impact Investments primarily in emerging markets.
Our network of local offices allows us to support our partners and clients in establishing and growing their business wherever we are.
Bus Project - Corporate Development and Stakeholder Participation Programme
In March 2018 GMCS a.s. signed a contract with Batumi Autotransport Ltd. for the assignment to form Corporate Development Programme and a Stakeholder Participation Programme for the bus services in the City of Batumi. The Project is financed by EBRD and aims to improve and modernise bus operations in Batumi and includes also the purchase of a new bus fleet of approximately 10 electric and 20 diesel buses. The Beneficiaries of the project are the City and the Batumi Autotransport LLC (the “Company”), a municipal bus company, which is wholly owned by the City.
GMCS will assist the Company to improve its commercial standing, service and environmental/social performance by supporting the development and implementation of relevant policies for corporate, financial, operational and environmental/social management. GMCS will also assist the Company to develop a medium-term focused corporate development programme and to improve the corporate planning capacity to assist its transition towards becoming a self-sustaining entity with commercially sustainable operations, as well as implementation of the Environmental and Social Action Plan (“ESAP”) developed for the Company and implementation Public Service Contract with the City to provide municipal bus services
GMCS-PRAHA s.r.o continues to implement Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project Phase II.
At the end of February and the first days of March the project team discussed with Osh Water Company management approaches to financial and operational performance improvement, in particular in water and sanitation tariff methodology and budgeting, as well as in online communication with clients and stakeholders, including via website and social networks. The team delivered several short training seminars, namely on the cost of improved urban water and sanitation services and on health impacts of water and sanitation quality to employees of the customers' department, and on communication to the Water Company senior and middle management. With support of the team the Water Company held two important meetings with stakeholders, one with Water Users' Associations of the districts where household water meters have been and will be installed, and a Kick-off meeting of the Advisory Board of the Company.
New trams entered into operation
On December 12, 2017 the first two low-floor trams manufactured by “Belkommunmash” were presented to public in the industrial city of Pavlodar, one of the two Kazakh cities preserving operation of trams as one of the main types of urban public transport. Another Byelorussian tram joined the fleet on the eve of the New Year 2018. Renovation of the rolling stock, 95% of which dates back to the XX century aging twenty five years and more, is the core objective of the EBRD-sponsored “Pavlodar Tram Project”. Besides 23 new vehicles, the project provides funds for GPS navigation system and rehabilitation of railway infrastructure, cable and contact network. GMCS-PRAHA s.r.o. delivers all spectrum of project management support services, including comprehensive assistance with procurement, administration of contracts, technical supervision, reporting and knowledge transfer.
In our business and beyond, we thrive to create sustainable value.
We opt for a holistic approach: We offer solutions that combine business with social and environmental aspects.
We believe that a stable climate and living environment not only balances our nature, but equally empowers people and contributes to a safe world.