Ecobank raises $200 million on international debt market, to finance SMEs mainly

Dec 22, 2017 | Ecofin Agency

Togo-based holding, Ecobank, has raised $200 million on the international debt market, via a syndicated debt.

The debt which recorded the participation of many institutional investors, has a 5-7 years multiple maturity period. The loan was arranged by the Dutch development bank FMO which provided $58.5 million out of the proceeds. Other contributors are DEG with €21 million, Proparco €21 million, Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries $15 million, Austria’s OeEB $15 million, Blue Orchard Microfinance Fund $30 million, Symbiotics $21.5 million and Oikocredit $10 million. Ecobank said these funds will help it boost the financing capacity of some of its 36 subsidiaries, without specifying which exactly. It only indicated that 75% of the proceeds will be spent on its SME support strategy across its whole network. Source: Ecofin Agency