From the MIGA's website:
This Early Disclosure covers an application by Meridiam (France) for their equity, quasi-equity and shareholder loans investments into Société Autoroutière du Gabon (Gabon) for the rehabilitation, operation, and maintenance of the Transgabonaise road, a key piece of infrastructure in Gabon. The investor has applied for MIGA’s guarantee of up to EUR 67.5 million against the risks of Transfer Restriction, Expropriation, Breach of Contract, and War and Civil Disturbance, for a period of up to 15 years.
The Project consists of the design, development, financing, upkeep, operation, and maintenance of a 93-kilometer section (between 12th kilometer –near Libreville– and 105th kilometer –10 km past Kango) of the Transgabonaise economic route, an important link between the East of the country and its capital Libreville in the West, critical for development of several industries, internal and external trade. Despite its strategic importance, years of neglect caused significant deterioration of many sections of the road which has become a significant issue due to absence of alternative transport links. Renovation and expansion undertaken as a part of the Early Disclosure Project will significantly improve the quality of the road and ensure a smooth and safe flow of traffic on this important pathway.
Ownership of the Project sits with the Fonds Souverain de la République Gabonaise (25%) and Meridiam (75%).
In accordance with the project's budgetary and construction schedule, the Transgabonaise (with a length of approximately 828 km) was divided into three stages with the production of three separate ESIA for each stage. MIGA is supporting Stage 1A (section PK 12 - PK 105) of the road.
The investor (Meridiam, a French company) has applied for MIGA’s guarantee of up to EUR 67.5 million against the risks of Transfer Restriction, Expropriation, Breach of Contract, and War and Civil Disturbance, for a period of up to 15 years.
The Guarantee Holder is Meridiam, via Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund II SLP, and Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Parallel Fund II SLP.
According to Bloomberg, Meridiam SAS operates as an asset management firm. The Company specializes in public and community infrastructure. Meridiam serves clients globally.
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No project contacts available at the time of disclosure.
- France: 4, Place de l'Opéra 75002 Paris, France
- Gabon: Immeuble Odyssée 6ème étage Lot N°602 Boulevard de l’indépendance BP : 8877, Gabon
- France: +33 1 53 34 96 96
- Gabon: +241 77 36 75 75
Fax: +33 1 53 34 96 99
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