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Proparco, EIB and EBRD provide €87.4 million for construction of Total Eren’s solar power plant in Uzbekistan

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The government of Uzbekistan’s plans to develop 8 GW of solar and wind capacity by 2030 have received a major boost following the approval of an €87.4 million financing package jointly organised by the European investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Proparco. The funds will be used to construct and put into operation a 100 MWac (equivalent to 131.3 MWp) photovoltaic solar power plant near the city of Samarkand.
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Proparco and the NSIA Group support Ivorian MSMEs affected by the covid-19 crisis

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On the occasion of the visit of the French Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Bruno Le Maire, Proparco and the NSIA Group have signed a new partnership to finance Ivorian companies. The Choose Africa Resilience portfolio guarantee granted by Proparco will cover XOF 2,500,000,000 (€3.75M) of loans granted by NSIA BANQUE to entrepreneurs.
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Proparco is helping COFINA structure agricultural sectors in Burkina Faso

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Fatoumata Sissoko-Sy, PROPARCO’s Regional Director for West Africa, and Dramane Bazié, Chief Executive Officer of COFINA Burkina Faso, have signed a Technical Assistance project to finance the agricultural sector under PROPARCO’s “Fragile Countries” initiative.
The Technical Assistance to the Compagnie Financière Africaine Group (COFINA), one of the leading pan-African groups for MSME financing, will make it possible to launch a study on the cotton sector to subsequently promote the implementation of appropriate financing solutions for MSMEs in Burkina Faso’s agriculture sector.
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Burkina Faso : Proparco is stepping up its action to support SMEs in partnership with Société Générale

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To mark the launch of the new “Resilience” component of the French Choose Africa initiative in Burkina Faso, Mrs. Fatoumata Sissoko-Sy, PROPARCO’s Regional Director for West Africa, and Mr. Harold Coffi, Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale Burkina Faso, have today signed a new Choose Africa project in the presence of H.E. Luc Hallade, Ambassador of France to Burkina Faso. The exceptional Choose Africa Resilience guarantee granted by PROPARCO will cover the allocation of loans by Société Générale Burkina Faso to SMEs in the country affected by the crisis.
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INDIA: USD 75m to develop the microfinance activity of IndusInd Bank and support women entrepreneurs in rural areas

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Proparco has just signed a USD 75m loan with IndusInd Bank for its Microfinance Division. This financing will allow the bank to increase the number of microcredits allocated to women entrepreneurs in seven of the poorest States in India. It will thereby contribute to the development of women’s entrepreneurship.
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Congolese MSMEs will benefit from the Choose Africa Resilience guarantee granted by Proparco to Société Générale Congo

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During his visit to Brazzaville, Mr Franck RIESTER, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, launched the "Choose Africa Resilience" guarantee granted by AFD Group to Société Générale-Congo to support the financing of Congolese MSMEs affected by the economic crisis.
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2020 annual results : €2 billion of commitments, major impacts on development and a mobilization in response to the Covid-19 crisis

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This morning, AFD Group presented the figures for its activities in 2020. Despite an exceptional context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Proparco, the Group’s private sector financing arm, has topped the mark of €2 billion of commitments for the second year in a row. In 2020, Proparco’s priority was to support its clients to limit the impact of the health, social and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. This situation also prompted Proparco to strengthen its partnership approach, especially with its European counterparts (EDFIs) and the European Union.
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Proparco and FMO support Kılıç Deniz, Turkey’s leading aquaculture player, through EUR 80mln syndicated loan

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FMO and Proparco announced today the launch of a EUR 80mln syndicated facility to support Kılıç Deniz, Turkey’s leading aquaculture player, which is growing and producing sustainably certified fish. The syndication is led by FMO, the Dutch development bank, which is committing EUR 65mln, with participation from Proparco, France’s development finance institution, committing EUR 15mln. The syndicated facility will be used to support Kılıç Deniz’s ongoing business expansion across Turkey, further promote the company’s sustainable production of sea bass, sea bream, and rainbow trout, while also optimize its balance sheet.
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The AAF fund's exit from Feronia marks the end of AFD Group's indirect participation in the company

In November 2020, following a restructuring and sale process, Feronia sold all its shares in Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC) to the Straight KKM2 (KKM) fund.

Consequently, the AAF fund, whose minority shareholding stood at 13.5% of the capital, is no longer a shareholder of PHC in the Democratic Republic of Congo. AFD Group, an investor in AAF, no longer has any connection with PHC - Feronia.
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CLIMATE FINANCE: Proparco invests EUR 50m in the 1st fund for green bonds issued by companies in emerging countries

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This investment in the USD 538m HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity (“REGIO”) fund makes Proparco one of its three founding investors. REGIO will invest in green bonds issued by private companies based in emerging countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
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Preserving biodiversity, the private sector in action

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The current epidemic reminds us of the strong correlation between the multiplication of epidemics and the biodiversity crisis. This crisis is, along with the fight against climate change, the environmental emergency of this decade. Faced with a situation that continues to worsen, the international community is strengthening its mobilisation in 2021, culminating in the COP 15 Biodiversity Conference to be held in China next May.
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New partnership between Proparco and Société Générale Moçambique to support Small and Medium Enterprises

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Proparco’s grant of a portfolio guarantee to Société Générale Moçambique will enable the bank to increase its SME financing activity. This high-impact operation confirms Proparco’s as well as Société Générale Moçambique’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurs and the private sector in fragile countries.
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