Category: Deals

MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Loans $68m to Garanti Leasing of Turkey to Support On-lending to Micro-, Small, Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a UK-based multilateral financial institution, has opened a credit line of EUR 50 million (USD 68.3 million) for Garanti Leasing (GL), a leasing company subsidiary of Turkey’s Garanti Bank (GB), to be on-lent to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Zwitserleven, Spoorweg Pensioenfonds, Pensioenfonds Openbaar Vervoer Invest in $135m SME Finance Fund of Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappijvoor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO), Samenwerkende Nederlandse Spaarbanken (SNS) Impact Investing

Dutch pension insurer Zwitserleven, Dutch railway pension fund Spoorweg Pensioenfonds and Dutch public transport pension fund Pensioenfonds Openbaar Vervoer recently made the initial deposits to a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Finance Fund that has received a total of EUR 100 million (USD 134.5 million) for its first close from these and other undisclosed investors. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: UK’s CDC Group Makes $16m Equity Investment as Part of $36m Package for Equitas

The CDC Group, a development finance institution owned by the UK government’s Department for International Development, has made an equity investment of USD 16 million in Equitas Holdings Private Limited (Equitas), a microfinance company based in Chennai, India [1]. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Loan $2m to FINCA Jordan for On-Lending to Micro-, Small Enterprises (MSEs)

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a UK-based multilateral financial institution, recently announced that it will disburse a senior loan of USD 2 million to Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) Jordan, a microfinance institution (MFI) based in Jordan that is a part of the US-based, nonprofit FINCA International microfinance network. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Standard Chartered Bank Loans $12m to India’s Bandhan Financial Services for Microenterprise Lending

The Indian unit of UK-based commercial institution Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) recently notified MicroCapital that it has disbursed a loan of INR 750 million (USD 12 million) to Kolkata-based Bandhan Financial Services, which offers loans for microenterprise and health emergencies. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Dutch Development Bank Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappijvoor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO) Planning to Loan $10m to Bank Andara of Indonesia for On-lending to Microfinance Institutions (MFIs)

Dutch development bank Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappijvoor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO) recently signed a letter of intent with Bank Andara (Andara), an Indonesian provider of retail and wholesale microfinance services, to provide a local-currency senior loan equivalent to USD 10 million for on-lending to local microfinance institutions (MFIs). Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen-Jameel Microfinance to Loan $2m Each to Microfund for Women of Jordan, Al Majmoua of Lebanon

Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Limited, a nonprofit Cyprus-based joint venture of the US-based Grameen Foundation and the Saudi Arabia-based nonprofit Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, recently declared that it will loan USD 2 million each to Microfund for Women (MFW), a microfinance provider in Jordan, and Al Majmoua, a Lebanese nongovernmental organization (NGO) that lends to microenterprises. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Loans $4m to Microfund for Women (MFW) of Jordan to Support Onlending to Female Entrepreneurs

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a UK-based multilateral institution that provides loans and other services in 36 countries, recently announced that it will extend a senior loan of USD 4 million to Microfund for Women (MFW), an NGO microlender in Jordan, to support onlending to female entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Loan $1.5m to FINCA MDO for Microlending in Tajikistan

IFC, a US-based international financial institution and a member of the US-based World Bank Group, plans to loan USD 1.5 million to Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA) Microcredit Deposit Organization (MDO), a microfinance institution (MFI) based in Tajikistan that is a part of the US-based, nonprofit FINCA International microfinance network. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Deutsche Bank Secures $75m for Microfinance Enhancement Facility for On-lending to Micro-, Small Enterprises

Deutsche Bank, a German financial services company, recently secured USD 75 million in financing from unspecified private investors for the Microfinance Enhancement Facility (MEF), a microfinance investment vehicle, for on-lending via retail financial institutions to micro- and small enterprises in middle and low-income countries. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Société de Promotion et de Participation pour La Coopération Economique (PROPARCO) Lends $4.1m to Association pour la Cooperation avec la Micro Enterprise (ACME) of Haiti to Boost Microlending

Société de Promotion et de Participation pour La Coopération Economique (PROPARCO), a French public-private development finance institution, reportedly has opened a credit line of HTG 178 million (USD 4.1 million) for Association pour la Cooperation avec la Micro Enterprise (ACME), a Haitian microfinance institution (MFI), to increase its lending portfolio.  Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) May Loan $27m to Tunisie Leasing to Support On-lending to Micro-, Small, Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Tunisia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a UK-based multilateral financial institution, is researching the possibility of disbursing a senior, unsecured loan of no more than EUR 20 million (USD 27.3 million) to Tunisie Leasing, a leasing company with operations in Tunisia and Algeria, to support its on-lending to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Tunisia. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) Loans $63m to Belorusian-Russian Belgazprombank of Belarus, Banca Transilvania of Romania, Microfinance Institution AccessBank of Azerbaijan

The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), a Luxembourg-based microfinance investment vehicle (MIV) backed by multiple governments, recently disbursed loans intended to benefit micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the following amounts: EUR 20 million (USD 27.4 million) to Belorusian-Russian Belgazprombank, a Belorusian bank; EUR 15 million (USD 20.5 million) to Banca Transilvania, a privately-owned Romanian bank; and USD 15 million to AccessBank, an Azerbaijani for-profit microfinance institution (MFI) and a member of Germany’s Access Microfinance Holding (AccessHolding) [1]. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappijvoor Ontwikkelingslanden NV (FMO) Buy 25% of Microfinance Institution Imon of Tajikistan for $6.5m

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a UK-based multilateral institution that finances development projects, and Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappijvoor Ontwikkelingslanden NV (FMO), a Dutch public-private partnership that aims to promote growth in developing economies, recently announced a joint investment of USD 6.5 million in Imon International, a microfinance institution in Tajikistan. Continue reading

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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF) Disburses $157k of $315k in Loans to Association Inter Instituts Ensemble et Avec (ASIENA) in Burkina Faso

The Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF), a Luxembourg-based investor in microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other social businesses, recently notified MicroCapital that it has disbursed the first half of a three-year loan of EUR 229,000 (USD 315,000) to Association Inter Instituts Ensemble et Avec (ASIENA), an association of religious congregations that provides entrepreneurship support, mutual health insurance and other forms of microfinance services to its members [1]. Continue reading

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