European Financing Partners S.A.

Debt : December 2010

BIO has granted a € 5 M loan to the European Financing Partners matching facility for loans from EDFIs to project companies in the ACP region.

Amount

€ 5,000,000.00

Type of investment

Debt

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Access to basic services & goods

Beneficiary locations

Asia: India
Middle East & North Africa:
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia

Investment field

Investment Companies & Funds

Activity

SME Fund

Organisation

European Financing Partners S.A.

Domicile

Luxemburg

More investments in

European Financing Partners S.A.

  • Debt € 15,000,000.00 (2020)
  • Equity € 6,000.00 (2003)

EU development cooperation with the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region is laid down in the Cotonou Agreement between the EU member states and the ACP countries. An important element of this agreement, which was signed in June 2000, is the establishment of the Cotonou Investment Facility (IF): a EUR 2.2 billion revolving fund to be invested in the private sector of the ACP countries. The EIB became manager of the IF which started its operations on June 2, 2003.

The European Financing Partners (EFP) matching facility for senior loans from European Development Finance Institutions (EDFIs) to project companies in the ACP region is the concrete proposal from EDFIs to cooperate with EIB in implementing part of the IF.

Establishment of EFP is of strategic importance to all EDFIs. The European integration continues, also with respect to development cooperation and finance. EDFIs have to cooperate more closely together in other to convince (European) policymakers and politicians of their value added. Not only in a bilateral context but also in a multilateral context with a European joint venture between EDFIs and EIB: the EFP. This vehicle – with EIB as one of its shareholders – will also give EDFIs the opportunity to continuously discuss with EIB preservation of a level playing field with respect to market conditions in the ACP region.

Advantages of EFP for EIB are access to the EDFI pipeline and sound implementation of a possibly significant amount of the IF without incurring substantial costs. To EDFIs, the concrete advantages are the leverage effect of the substantial additional financing that can be offered to a client and the remuneration package.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    Effects at investee level
    Access to long-term financing for SMEs : Projects submitted by the Promoting Partners can differ from the objectives of BIO in respect to the defined target group (micro, small and medium-sized companies); Eligible financing proposal between €1m and €25m

    Access to long-term financing for MFIs/FIs: EFP also invests in financial intermediaries

    Access to long-term financing for infrastructure: EFP also invests in the power sector

  • Access to basic services & goods

    Investments in communication infrastructure projects

Made possible through this investment

Thanks to the direct funding from BIO, the following second-line investments have been made possible.

Baobab investments

Senegal

Manufacturing & Services - Hotel & Tourism

CEC

Zambia

Energy - Power transmission

Coop Bank

Kenya

Commercial Bank

ETG

Agribusiness

Guaranty Trust Bank

Nigeria

Commercial bank

Indorama Eleme Fertiliser

Nigeria

Gas & Chemicals - Fertiliser

NMB Tanzania

Tanzania

Commercial Bank

Panda Flowers

Kenya

Agribusiness - Cut flower production

Zenith Bank

Nigeria

Commercial Bank

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Nigeria

Non-Bank Financing Company - Investment Company

Bharti Airtel (BAIN)

India

Telecom Network

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European Financing Partners S.A.

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European Financing Partners S.A.

  15,000,000.00

  India, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia

  22/12/2020

  Debt

The Currency Exchange Fund n.v.

Financial Institutions

The Currency Exchange Fund n.v.

  7,091,000.00

  Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Palestinian Territories, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

  05/09/2007

  Equity

Africinvest Fund II LLC.

Investment Companies & Funds

Africinvest Fund II LLC.

  6,000,000.00

  Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria

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  Equity

Bank of Africa Group S.A.

Financial Institutions

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  1,954,160.00

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  23/11/2020

  Subsidy

Phatisa Food Fund 2

Investment Companies & Funds

Phatisa Food Fund 2

  5,767,300.00

  Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

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  Equity

Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd

Enterprises

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  11,368,500.00

  Nigeria

  18/02/2013

  Debt

Société de Distribution de Matériel Avicole

Enterprises

Société de Distribution de Matériel Avicole

  3,000,000.00

  Senegal

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  Debt

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

Enterprises

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

  4,000,000.00

  Senegal

  31/10/2013

  Debt

Orabank Côte d'Ivoire

Financial Institutions

Orabank Côte d'Ivoire

  10,000,000.00

  Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal

  09/02/2016

  Debt

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

Enterprises

Société de Cultures Légumières S.A.

  2,600,000.00

  Senegal

  02/11/2016

  Debt

European Financing Partners S.A.

Investment Companies & Funds

European Financing Partners S.A.

  6,000.00

  India, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia

  21/11/2003

  Equity

Grofin East Africa Fund LLC.

Investment Companies & Funds

Grofin East Africa Fund LLC.

  2,211,000.00

  Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  25/01/2006

  Equity

AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

Investment Companies & Funds

AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

  105,000.00

  Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal

  11/09/2018

  Subsidy

AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

Investment Companies & Funds

AgRIF Coöperatief U.A.

  5,438,332.50

  Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal

  18/06/2015

  Equity

Enko Education

Enterprises

Enko Education

  850,000.00

  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa

  17/12/2020

  Debt

Zoscales Fund I

Investment Companies & Funds

Zoscales Fund I

  350,000.00

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  23/11/2020

  Subsidy

KCB Kenya

Financial Institutions

KCB Kenya

  19,583,388.00

  Kenya

  22/12/2020

  Debt

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

Investment Companies & Funds

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

  2,000,000.00

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  17/12/2020

  Equity

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

Investment Companies & Funds

Ascent Rift Valley Fund II

  5,743,220.00

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  23/12/2020

  Equity

ACEP Group

Financial Institutions

ACEP Group

  30,900.00

  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal

  30/07/2018

  Subsidy

Fairtrade Access Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Fairtrade Access Fund

  350,000.00

  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

  07/04/2020

  Subsidy

Aquila Leasing

Financial Institutions

Aquila Leasing

  4,000,000.00

  Nigeria

  09/03/2015

  Debt

Aquila Leasing

Financial Institutions

Aquila Leasing

  3,828,000.00

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  09/02/2010

  Debt

Alios Finance S.A.

Financial Institutions

Alios Finance S.A.

  2,877,422.00

  Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

  15/12/2015

  Debt

Zoscales Fund I

Investment Companies & Funds

Zoscales Fund I

  21,757.30

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  12/11/2019

  Subsidy

Frontier Energy II

Investment Companies & Funds

Frontier Energy II

  8,151,000.00

  Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  21/03/2018

  Equity

AfricInvest Financial Inclusion Vehicle

Investment Companies & Funds

AfricInvest Financial Inclusion Vehicle

  10,000,000.00

  Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia

  14/12/2017

  Equity

Fairtrade Access Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Fairtrade Access Fund

  3,000,000.00

  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

  24/10/2019

  Equity

ACEP Group

Financial Institutions

ACEP Group

  4,100,000.00

  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, Niger, Senegal

  14/10/2019

  Equity

Verod Capital Growth Fund III

Investment Companies & Funds

Verod Capital Growth Fund III

  8,733,600.00

  Ghana, Nigeria

  25/07/2019

  Equity

Africa Renewable Energy Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

Africa Renewable Energy Fund

  8,896,000.00

  Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Zambia

  30/10/2014

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Beyond the Grid Solar Fund

Investment Companies & Funds

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  4,175,007.50

  Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  26/10/2017

  Debt

Senergy II

Infrastructure

Senergy II

  9,100,000.00

  Senegal

  13/11/2017

  Debt

Ten Merina Ndakhar

Infrastructure

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  16,000,000.00

  Senegal

  06/12/2016

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Investment Companies & Funds

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  6,552,700.00

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Financial Institutions

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  23/07/2019

  Subsidy

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Enterprises

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  1,600,000.00

  Senegal

  18/07/2019

  Debt

TLcom TIDE Africa

Investment Companies & Funds

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  4,367,820.00

  Kenya, Nigeria

  28/06/2019

  Equity

Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3

Investment Companies & Funds

Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3

  8,868,980.00

  Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

  13/06/2019

  Equity

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Financial Institutions

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  4,320.00

  Senegal

  28/01/2019

  Subsidy

AccessBank Nigeria

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  15,024,304.02

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  30/01/2019

  Debt

AccessBank Nigeria

Financial Institutions

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  2,232,000.00

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  Debt

Enko Education

Enterprises

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  2,000,000.00

  Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa

  20/09/2018

  Debt

Cofina Sénégal SA

Financial Institutions

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  3,000,000.00

  Senegal

  15/03/2019

  Debt

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Financial Institutions

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  3,000,000.00

  Senegal

  15/03/2019

  Debt

Zoscales Fund I

Investment Companies & Funds

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  4,169,100.00

  Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

  18/04/2019

  Equity

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

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  620,000.00

  Tanzania

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  Equity

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  145,000.00

  Tanzania

  05/02/2009

  Equity

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  1,500,000.00

  Tanzania

  15/09/2009

  Debt

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  274,000.00

  Tanzania

  25/02/2010

  Equity

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  225,000.00

  Tanzania

  28/06/2012

  Equity

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  425,000.00

  Tanzania

  30/05/2013

  Equity

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  100,000.00

  Tanzania

  01/12/2007

  Subsidy

AccessBank Tanzania Ltd.

Financial Institutions

AccessBank Tanzania

  13,700.00

  Tanzania

  26/03/2012

  Subsidy

Babban Gona Farmers Services

Enterprises

Babban Gona Farmers Services

  1,837,000.00

  Nigeria

  30/01/2019

  Debt

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Enterprises

Laiterie du Berger

  1,200,000.00

  Senegal

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  Debt