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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: FI
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2015-12-10
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: Equity Group Holdings Limited
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors:
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Finance
Investment Type(s): Guarantee
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 40.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-10
Disclosure Date: 2015-10-23
ProCredit Bank Congo SA
MIGA-12906

Project Description
This project finances an investment by Equity Group Holdings Limited of Kenya in ProCredit Bank Congo SA in Democratic Republic of Congo to support its diversified loan portfolio as a partner for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
Investment Description
Equity Group Holdings Limited has applied for a MIGA guarantee of $40.5 million for a period of up to 10 years against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, and war and civil disturbance.
Contact Information
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