ALIV (IDBI-12509-01)

  • Bahamas
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Oct 22, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Be Aliv Limited
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Communications
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Oct 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 19, 2019

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Project Description

The proposed transaction consists of a Senior Loan for a period of 8 years for an amount up to US$50 million (the “IDB Group Financing”) to support ALIV’s (i) capital expenditure plan, (ii) customer acquisition, and (iii) refinancing of existing debt in The Bahamas.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)

The financing will consist of an A Loan of up to US$14 million and a B Loan for up to US$36 million.

Private Actors

Be Aliv Ltd. (“ALIV”) is the second largest mobile network operator in The Bahamas, created in 2016 as a JV between publicly listed leading fixed cable operator, Cable Bahamas Ltd. (“CBL”) and the Government of the Bahamas (“GoB”). ALIV has approximately 150,000 individual and corporate subscribers and 38% market share.

Contact Information

Barry Williams
Aliv Chief Money Maestro
Telephone# 242-801-2222



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