According to IFC website, the proposed investment to ACLEDA Group consists of: (i) an up to US$ 110 million senior loan to ACLEDA Bank Plc., (ii) a guarantee for a US$ 8 million equivalent local currency senior loan to ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd., and (iii) an up to US$ 6 million equivalent local currency senior loan to ACLEDA MFI Myanmar Co. Ltd. The purpose of this investment is to support ACLEDA Group’s lending programs to micro, small, and medium enterprises and to help ACLEDA Group increase lending to the agricultural sector.
The expected development impacts of the project are:
1. Contribute to the development of the financial sector in Mekong region: At present access to financial services in region and in Myanmar in particular is extremely limited. IFC's engagement with ACLEDA Group on the microfinance market will contribute to the development of financial market and improve access to finance.
2. Increase access to credit: The proposed investment in ACLEDA Group is expected to improve access to credit in the region as it will enable ACLEDA Group to provide credit to underserved micro finance, retail borrowers and SMEs, particularly in the agriculture sector.
The project with ACLEDA Bank involves a 5- year senior loan of (i) up to US$ 60 million from IFC own account with potential support from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (“GAFSP”); (ii) and a syndicated loan of up to US$ 30 million; and (iii) up to US$ 20 million from IFC acting in its capacity as implementing entity for the Managed Co-Lending Portfolio Program (“MCPP”). The project is intended to support ACLEDA Bank’s lending programs to MSMEs and the agricultural sector (Project ID#35963).
The project with ACLEDA Lao involves a full credit guarantee from IFC own account with potential support from GAFSP for a 3-year US$ 8 million equivalent local currency senior loan (Project ID#36292).
The project with ACLEDA Myanmar involves a 3-year US$ 6 million equivalent local currency senior loan from IFC own account with potential support from GAFSP (Project ID#35818).
ACLEDA Bank Plc., a public limited company organized in Cambodia, has been a long term strategic partner for IFC in the Mekong region. Established in 1993 in Cambodia as a national NGO for micro and small enterprise development and credit, ACLEDA Bank has gradually evolved from an NGO to a microfinance institution and to a commercial bank. It is now the largest bank in Cambodia in terms of assets and loan portfolio. In 2008, ACLEDA Bank began operating in Lao PDR through its subsidiary, ACLEDA Bank Lao Ltd. (“ACLEDA Lao”), and in 2013, ACLEDA Bank launched microfinance services in Myanmar through its subsidiary, ACLEDA MFI Myanmar Co. Ltd. (“ACLEDA Myanmar”). The shareholding structure of ACLEDA Bank, ACLEDA Lao and ACLEDA Myanmar is diversified, and includes other DFIs.
IFC has made various investments in the ACLEDA Group and recently converted a loan to support the Myanmar operation to become a 15% shareholder in ACLEDA Myanmar.
Project Contact: Dr. In Channy
President and Group Managing Director, ACLEDA Bank Plc
No. 61 Preah Monivong Blvd, Sangkat Srah Chork, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Telephone No.: (855)-23 998 777
Fax: (855)-23 998 666
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