Communiqués de presse

  • BIO participe au closing du fonds MPEF III

  • 09.09.2011
  • Soutenir les PME et leur croissance

    BIO a le plaisir d'annoncer le premier closing du fonds généraliste Maghreb Private Equity Fund III LLC («MPEF III») avec un capital dépassant les 96 millions d'euros, engagés par des investisseurs institutionnels et des agences de développement renommés. MPEF III cible les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises situées au Maghreb démontrant un potentiel de croissance important et ayant un impact direct sur l’économie locale. MPEF III s’inscrit dans le sillage du fonds MPEF II, auquel BIO a déjà participé. Le Maroc ainsi que l’Algérie sont par ailleurs des pays partenaires de la Coopération belge.

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  • BIO supports Kivuwatt electricity project in Rwanda

  • 01.09.2011
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    BIO participates in a loan facility of USD 91.25 million with the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and the African Development Bank to support the KivuWatt project, which aims at removing and processing otherwise hazardous methane gas trapped in the waters of Lake Kivu for use as fuel to generate critically needed electricity.

  • BIO’s first direct infrastructure investment in Honduras

  • 11.07.2011
  • Promoting small-scale renewable energy

    BIO has committed USD 3 million to Semsa, the independent developer of a hydroelectric project on the Mezapa River in the rural Department Atlantida, Honduras. The investment program involves the construction of a 9.4MW run-of-the river hydropower station, connected to the local grid. While meeting environmental concerns, the project reduces dependency on conventional fuel and improves infrastructure and employment for the local community.

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  • BIO’s first direct SME investment in Mongolia

  • 08.06.2011
  • Boosting the leading dairy processor

    BIO has committed USD 2 million to Suu, the leading dairy processor based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The investment program aims at increasing and modernising Suu’s processing capacity and extending its raw milk supply chain. As a result, 2500 existing and 1500 new herders involved in the milk supply chain will obtain a higher and more sustainable income, quality standards will be raised and the country’s self-sustainability for domestic milk product supply will be improved.

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  • BIO increases presence in the banking sector in Central America

  • 04.04.2011
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    Making leasing accessible for SMEs

    BIO has committed a USD 5 million senior loan to Banco Improsa SA to support the bank in further growing its leasing business in Central America through its offices in i.e. Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. This investment will help increasing the leasing offer to local companies who are often unable to get the credit they need to expand their operations. As leasing services still have a low penetration in the region, the support to Banco Improsa shows a growing perspective.

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