The Nachtigal hydroelectric dam project in Cameroon received the Global Multilateral Deal of the Year award from Thomson Reuters - Project Finance International (PFI) on February 6. The AFD Group, which granted €150 million to the project, and Proparco in particular, arranger of the debt of European development banks, played a major role in this operation.
Emerging Europe Growth Fund III (EEGF III), in which Proparco invested $12 million in 2018, focuses on high-growth and export-oriented companies primarily in IT, light manufacturing, food and agriculture. Having recently reached its hard cap at US$200 million, this fund is the largest fund to support fast-growing SMEs in Ukraine in a decade.
Proparco has granted a $17 million loan for the construction and operation of 3 data centres in Africa developed by Etix Everywhere. These 3 data centres will be located in Ghana (Accra and Kumasi) and Djibouti.
Proparco is granting a loan to the French Groupe Duval, led by Eric Duval, for the renovation and operation of a 6,000 m2 office tower in the Plateau business district of Abidjan.
This US$10 million investment, made alongside the ACON ALAOF IV fund and FMO, will improve access to biological therapies in some 30 emerging and developing countries.