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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Africa
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: A
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: 2016-12-22
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: Frontier Investment Management
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 23.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported USD 20.00 MLN
Converted using 2017-12-25 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2017-12-25
Frontier Energy II Beta K/S

Project Description
WHO IS OUR CLIENT Frontier Investment Management is a Danish-based private equity fund investing in renewable energy assets in Sub-Saharan African markets, with a preference for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The fund manager was supported by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and have received a Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF), funded by AfDB and UNEP, to develop investable projects. FUNDING OBJECTIVE Frontier seeks investment opportunities in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy, targeting the provision of equity for construction typically from USD 5 million to USD 25 million per project. All investments must be related to specific energy projects and assets. The Fund has a medium to long term perspective on its investments with a typical investment horizon of 5 to 10 years. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT The Funda€™s investment mandate is a good fit with FMOa€™s focus and strategy tackles the problem of a lack of investable renewable energy assets by becoming involved in a relatively early stage of development and devoting substantial time and resources to development stage assets. What is more, the team has built an extensive track record of developing renewable energy projects with their first fund, supported by a platform approach (cross-project teams organized by technology / country) with highly capable technical, commercial and ESG personnel both at Fund level and within the underlying platform teams.
Investment Description
Contact Information
FMO South Africa +27 11 507 2500 joburg-office@fmo.nl
Bank Documents