GuarantCo. Enabling Long Term Infrastructure Finance in Local Currency. The GuarantCo Initiative. “ Guarantees of local currency loans and bonds to finance infrastructure in lower income countries”
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Enabling Long Term Infrastructure Finance in Local Currency
“Guaranteesof local currency loans and bonds to financeinfrastructurein lower income countries”
An additional aim is to build sustainable financing capacity in domestic capital markets through partnering with local institutions and introducing new approaches to project risk evaluation and financing
Better solution at project level
….. But also country level – responsible banking!
All participants are used to working in traditional ways……
But the vicious cycle can be broken…..
Greenfield projects or project expansions for:
GuarantCo can also support:
“Good projects in poor countries rather than poor projects in good countries”
Local currency finance is lower risk than hard currency finance (often rated 2 or 3 notches higher to reflect absence of devaluation / convertibility risk etc)
Although GuarantCo focuses on some of the least developed countries, projects there are usually more conservatively structured
We target the DAC list, the OECD defined “low and lower middle income countries” - per capita income up to $3,975 (in 2010)
Ineligible: Upstream Oil & gas and mining
MABATI ROLLING MILLS
KES 750 million (USD 9.7 million) partial credit guarantee made available to provide credit enhancement for a bond issue to finance the expansion of a steel plant in Kenya.
XAF 3.5 billion (USD 8 million) partial credit guarantee for Afriland Bank to provide additional lending to the leading mobile telecommunications operator in Chad.
KES 725 million (USD 12 million) partial credit guarantee to credit enhance a local bond issue to support network expansion programme of the second largest mobile operator in Kenya.
TZS 6.5 billion (USD 5.1 million) partial credit guarantee made available to provide credit enhancement for a local bond issue to finance the expansion of a steel plant in Tanzania.
INR 1,120 million (USD 25 million) partial credit guarantee of two Indian banks’ lending to a new cement plant in Assam, India.
ACKRUTI CITY LIMITED
INR 940 million (USD 20 million) partial credit guarantee for lending to several slum redevelopment project in Mumbai, India.
WATANIYA PALESTINE TELECOM
USD 10 million partial risk guarantee of two Palestinian banks lending to a start-up mobile telecommunications operator in the Palestinian Territories.
INR 900 million (USD 19 million) partial credit guarantee of the mezzanine tranche of a truck finance receivables securitisation in India.
USD 15 million performance bond guarantee facility for a local East African construction company.
HOME FINANCE GUARANTORS AFRICA
USD 5 million stop-loss insurance for Home Finance Guarantors Africa who will reinsure Collateral Replacement Indemnities for low and lower middle income households in Sub Saharan Africa.
INR 916 million (USD 20 million) partial credit guarantee of Tier II capital raising by truck finance company in India.
SOUTH AFRICAN TAXIS
ZAR 139 million (USD 20 million) partial credit guarantee of the senior tranche of a loan programme for a minibus leasing company in South Africa.
USD 1 million partial credit guarantee to help support construction of a hybrid solar plant and associated distribution and supply facilities on Kalangala Island, Uganda.
KUMAR URBAN DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
INR 920 Million (USD 20 million) partial credit guarantee to support the financing of one of the largest slum redevelopment projects in Pune, India.
TOWER ALUMINIUM GROUP LIMITED
Partial credit guarantees totalling NGN 2.21 Billion (USD 14.2 million) to credit enhance the maiden bond issue of the largest manufacturer of aluminium roofing in West Africa.
USD 1.8 million partial credit guarantee to support a note issuance programme funding a range of infrastructure initiatives on Kalangala Island , Uganda.
(amounts quoted are the US$ equivalentof local currency)
Complementary finance :
Borrowers often look for 100% finance. GuarantCo can enable additional finance to pay for non-eligible content or local costs
GuarantCo can co-operate with ECA’s where they provide local currency guarantees or local currency loans:
The approach has evolved:
Tel:+ 44 203 145 8601
Tel:+44 203 145 8602
Tel:+ 44 203 145 8604
Tel:+44 203 145 8603