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EAIF locks in $294 million in debt for infrastructure in Africa

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ImpactAlpha, January 17 – The $100 billion hole in Africa’s annual infrastructure financing wants isn’t evenly unfold. The Rising Africa Infrastructure Fund is understood for backing tasks in Chad, Côte d’Ivoire and Africa’s different underdeveloped markets. It usually gives first-in senior debt to catalyze different non-public buyers, and scales again its commitments for tasks with adequate non-public market curiosity.

Allianz International Buyers and German improvement financial institution KfW topped up earlier investments in EAIF in a brand new $294 million debt spherical. South Africa-based Commonplace Financial institution offered $100 million in sustainability linked credit score and term-debt.

EAIF’s Martijn Proos stated the fund’s newest funding is “an indication of personal investor confidence that strengthens our means to pioneer new fashions for infrastructure improvement.” 

Catalytic capital

EAIF is a part of the Non-public Infrastructure Improvement Group, an funding group backed by European donor international locations to catalyze infrastructure investments in Africa and Asia with automobiles for lending and derisking. EAIF has financed 96 tasks in 20 African international locations, together with a $30 million funding for AXIAN Power’s photo voltaic pipeline. It plans to increase to Asia this 12 months. 


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