European Financing Partners (EFP)

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EUROPEAN FINANCING PARTNERS S.A. (EFP) is an initiative created in 2003 by the EIB and EDFI members with the double aim of promoting sustainable development of the private sector in ACP States and strengthening co-operation between eligible European Development Finance Institutions and the EIB. It funds private sector operations, proposed by any of the EDFI shareholders. EFP will finance up to 75% of a project proposal with a maximum of EUR 45 million, while the remaining 25% will be financed by the proposing EDFI member.

Development impact:

  • Local economic growth: access to long-term financing for SMEs, MFIs/FIs, infrastructure
  • Access to basic services and goods: investments in energy and communication infrastructure projects

Read more on EFP: www.edfi.be

  • Investment amount (€):

    Eq € 40 K; Debt € 17.78 M

    Registered offices: Luxemburg Beneficiary countries: Burundi, Caribbean, Haïti, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

  • Contract signature :

    2003, 2006, 2009, 2010

  • Nature of intervention :

    Debt & Equity

  • Development impacts :

    • 1 — Local economic growth
    • 2 — Access to basic services and goods