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Mar 2018

GuarantCo and AGF Sign Deal

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) has entered into a re-guarantee transaction of an amount of up to USD 74 million with GuarantCo, to increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing.

Jun 2017

GuarantCo provides DSRA guarantee in Mali, supporting the country’s first IPP

PIDG company GuarantCo has provided a 13-year Debt Service Reserve Account guarantee (‘’DSRA’’) for USD 4.06 million on behalf of Albatros Energy Mali SA (‘’AEM’’). The DSRA guarantee is in favour of various lenders and regional development funds. The guarantee will facilitate the construction of a 90MW HFO fired power plant, in the Kayes region of Mali. AEM holds a concession agreement with the Government of Mali (‘’GoM’’) to build, operate & transfer the power plant, which will cost an estimated USD 124.7 million.

Local currency tariffs for Kenyan power purchase agreements

GuarantCo, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (“PIDG”), was established to help address and overcome existing constraints in the supply of local financing to infrastructure projects and to support the development of local financial markets in low income countries.

Apr 2017

GuarantCo partners with London Stock Exchange Group, in an ambition to support and stimulate new frontier and emerging market debt listings on London Stock Exchange’s markets

London, March 31 2017
GuarantCo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today at London Stock Exchange, the signing was witnessed by the UK Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel.

Feb 2017

Byco issues first-ever AAA rated private sector Sukuk with support from GuarantCo

For Immediate Release

Byco Oil Pakistan Limited (“BOPL”) has successfully issued its first privately placed Sukuk for PKR 3,120mln. The issue, subscribed by a wide range of local investors, is rated AAA by PACRA and 100% backed by a guarantee from the Private Infrastructure Development Group’s guarantee company GuarantCo. 

The Sukuk supports a refinery upgradation programme which will provide additional fuel for energy and transportation to support the country’s economic growth. The funds will enable Byco’s flagship refinery in Balochistan, south-west Pakistan, to increase production rates through completion of its platformer, improve energy efficiency and expand storage facilities.

In a statement, Lasitha Perera, Chief Executive Officer of GuarantCo said: "The success of the Byco Sukuk, the first of its kind, delivers on GuarantCo's commitment to provide local currency credit enhancement that enables investors to participate in long term infrastructure projects in Pakistan."

"We are pleased to be supporting a key provider of fuel for Pakistan’s homes and businesses" he added.

Jan 2017

NSIA and GuarantCo Announce InfraCredit Operations

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and GuarantCo, which is part of The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), are pleased to announce the establishment of an infrastructure credit enhancement facility in Nigeria (“InfraCredit”) conceptualized in 2014. 

Jan 2017

PACRA Maintains Entity Ratings of GuarantCo Limited

GuarantCo Limited, an international Joint Venture development financial institution, is directly and indirectly owned by five highly rated sovereigns.  

Dec 2016

New leadership announced for GuarantCo as it expands into Asia

London 21 December 2016 - The unique emerging markets currency guarantee firm GuarantCo announces management reshuffle which will coincide with an office opening in Singapore.

Oct 2016

The unintended consequences of power infrastructure investment in Africa – AN ARTICLE BY KFW

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Aug 2016

GuarantCo to back more rupee debt issuance in Sri Lanka

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