SMTP Madagascar (IFC-36704)

  • Madagascar
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 29, 2016
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Société Malgache de Transformation des Plastiques SA
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 6.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 11, 2015

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Project Description
This project finances the poultry expansion project of Société Malgache de Transformation des Plastiques which includes support to its agribusiness subsidiaries involving three components: i) capital expenditures for the expansion of Agrifarm’s Day Old Chicks production capacity; ii) permanent working capital to increase Agrival’s animal feed production; and iii) capital expenditures for a green field slaughterhouse for Mabel.
Investment Description
Société Malgache de Transformation des Plastiques (STMP) group is a conglomerate in Madagascar, with activities in agribusiness (including industrial bakery), plastics, packaging, woven polypropylene, construction and civil works, automobile dealership, real estate (residential and commercial). SMTP Group Madagascar is a conglomerate of 20 companies and 1,200 employees and annual revenues of around US$33.5 million. In the agribusiness sector, the it owns three key subsidiaries, Agrival (animal feed), Agrifarm (day old chicks for poultry/ broilers) and Mabel (slaughterhouse). SMTP group is majority owned by Mr. Danilhoussen Ismael and a Malagasy national. Mr. Ismael started SMTP in 1987, and progressively grew the business into one of the largest conglomerate in the country.

Contact Information
Name/Address: Mr. Danilhoussen Ismael, Executive President Groupe SMTP. Lot 01 A Ambohibao Antananarivo Madagascar Tel : +261 32 07 845 80; E-mail : Web site : ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at