PTI Ecuador (IDBI-13023-01)

  • Ecuador
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
Jul 16, 2020
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PTIE - Phoenix Tower International Ecuador S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Communications
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jun 16, 2020

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Project Description

The Proposed transaction is long-term secured financing of up to US$110 million to support Phoenix Tower International's ("PTI") shared infrastructure business model in Ecuador, kickstarted by the acquisition of an existing tower portfolio from Otecel S.A. ("Movistar Ecuador"), together with additional growth capital expenditure and working capital needs (the "IDB Group Financing"). The IDB Group Financing consist of IDB Group A-loans of up to US$80 million and a potential co-loan of US$30 million mobilized by IDB Invest.

PTI is one of the largest independent wireless infrastructure operators and has been growing rapidly in Americas and the Caribbean since its start of operation in 2014. The Company's innovative digital infrastructure sharing model will allow different mobile network operators to increase mobile broadband capacity and coverage more efficiently in Ecuador, which is especially critical in the context of COVID-19 pandemic in which social distancing requires reliable broadband connectivity.

Investment Description
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - PTIE – Phoenix Tower International S.A. Contractor -

Contact Information

Natalie Morales
Director of Treasury


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