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Led by Proparco and IFC, Circulate Capital Achieves Third Close for Circulate Capital Ocean Fund I-B

Srichakra executive in front of plastic bottles to be recycled - Hyderabad
Circulate Capital, the Singapore-based investment-management firm financing high-growth opportunities at the nexus of climate technology, plastic recycling, and the circular economy, announced today a third close for Circulate Capital Ocean Fund I-B (CCOF I-B), bringing the fund’s total commitments to US$53 million.
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With Green Móvil, Proparco is supporting the electrification of buses in Colombia

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One year after the Electribus project, Proparco is renewing its support for clean mobility in Colombia with Green Móvil. Financed in partnership with the Colombian development bank FDN, the operation will allow the city of Bogota to acquire 406 electric buses and the infrastructure required for them to run properly.
Details and analysis from Johann Choux, Regional Director for Colombia and the Andean Region, and Luis Andres Alandia, Senior Investment Officer at Proparco.
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Green Móvil: Proparco and FDN finance the largest e-mobility project in Colombia

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This week, at Proparco’s headquarters in Paris, the signing ceremony of the Green Móvil project took place. Only a year after financing the first fleet of electric buses in Bogotá (the “Electribus” project: 259 electric buses replacing old diesel units), Proparco and FDN reiterate their support to clean mobility in Colombia. This new project in Bogotá, “Green Móvil”, consists in granting loans in local currency for the equivalent of $150 million USD to two SPVs jointly owned by top-tier operators Transdev and Fanalca in order to finance the supply of a fleet of 406 electric buses and the associated support infrastructure. With this project, Proparco and FDN have reached a combined amount of USD 250 million in commitments deployed for the roll-out of electric buses in the Colombian capital.
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New Blue Loan to Help Bank of Qingdao Pilot Blue Finance, Supporting China’s Climate Goals

Illustration du prêt bleu octroyé à Bank of Qingdao
Proparco participated in IFC's landmark $150 million blue syndicated loan for Bank of Qingdao (BQD), marking its and IFC's first blue finance investment in China. This new investment will enable BQD to provide $450 million in financing for 50 blue finance projects in China by 2025. Blue loans are innovative financing instruments that earmark funds exclusively for ocean-friendly projects and critical clean water resources protection.
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