The Private Infrastructure Development Group opened up access to life-changing infrastructure designed to boost economies and combat poverty for 31 million people, last year.
90MW power station to increase Mali’s effective base load electricity by 30%
The private sector Malian power plant operator, Albatros Energie Mali (AEM), is to build a 90MW HFO-fueled power station in the Kayes region of the country, adding 30% to Mali’s effective base load electricity capacity. The €123.1 million project has the support of a €5.8 million 15-year term conventional loan and €3.9 million Sha’ria financing facility with a 14-year term, both from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund. It is the Fund’s first project in Mali.
At an awards ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel on 1st June, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), shared in the congratulations when its manager, Investec Asset Management, won the Credit Deal of the Year award from Private Equity Africa. The award marks the successful US$800 million bond issue by IHS, one of Nigeria’s leading telecommunications businesses. EAIF invested US$50 million in the bond.
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund backs better future for Senegal with €6.6 million loan to expand power station
Tobene ll expansion to raise output by 19MW to 115MW
In a boost to the independent power sector in Senegal, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) is increasing its lending to Melec PowerGen (Matelec Group), the owner and operator of the Tobene power station in Senegal. The new B loan of €6.6 million is part of the financing of an expansion of the plant. The first phase, which EAIF also lent to, was completed on time and within budget. It began producing power in 2016.
Project key to development strategy for SMEs in rural Mocuba region
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF / the Fund), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, has signed a Participation Agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to provide a US$16.9 million B Loan, with a +16-year term, to Central Solar de Mocuba (CESOM), the private sector developer of the Mocuba solar farm in Northern Mozambique. In addition, EAIF is directly providing a US$7m Viability Gap Funding Grant for the Project raised from the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) of the PIDG. The US$76 million plant is due to be completed in mid-2018. It will be a core element in the Mozambique government’s strategy of incentivising the creation of small and medium-sized businesses in the mainly rural Mocuba area.
Bond issue supported by EAIF as anchor investor wins prestigious award from The African Banker Magazine
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) is pleased to congratulate Standard Bank on winning The African Banker Magazine’s” Debt Deal of the Year Award”. Standard Bank led the successful US$600 million Helios Towers Africa (HTA) bond issue. HTA is a leading telecommunications infrastructure and power operator in Africa. Following the bond issue, it is set for expansion.