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Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC”) is an Africa-focused infrastructure financial institution with US$6.1bn in total assets and a long-term international credit rating of A3 assigned by Moody’s Investors Service.
The Corporation provides advisory services, equity, mezzanine financing, long-term debt and other debt instruments to various projects across Africa.
AFC combines significant in-house technical and structuring capability with a willingness to commit its balance sheet.
Its hybrid business model combines public and private ownership, country membership and a private sector governance and decision-making structure. This allows the corporation to combine a deep understanding of African governments (i.e. resources, constraints and key developmental objectives) with a rigorous investment process, which provides flexibility, innovation, faster decision making and more robust project and financing structures.
Great Horn Investment Holdings (“GHIH”), is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (“DPFZA”). DPFZA is responsible for the management and promotion of GHIH, in the interest of infrastructure development policy promotion, decided by the Government.
The DPFZA sets and enforces the rules, directives and overarching principles for creation, efficient running and regulation of all ports and free zones in Djibouti.
The entity also plays an instrumental role as the sole interface between the free zone companies and governmental bodies. It falls under the direct authority of the Djibouti Presidential Office.
The DPFZA is also mandated to promote a business-friendly environment with a business oriented legal framework.
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V (“FMO”) is a bilateral private-sector development bank based in The Hague, the Netherlands and is licensed as a bank, under the supervision of the Dutch Central Bank.
FMO provides equity financing, loans, trade finance, credit guarantees and project development funding to projects, companies and financial institutions in developing countries.
CFM is a leading blended finance fund manager dedicated to securing a sustainable future through investing across global emerging markets.
CFM has a long-term vision to structure cutting edge financing facilities around thematic areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, water and oceans, sustainable land use, and sustainable cities.
CFM is established as a joint venture between the Dutch development bank FMO and Sanlam InfraWorks – part of the Sanlam Group of South Africa.