BTK SL (IFC-36720)

  • Tunisia
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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
Jan 15, 2016
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 43.87 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 40.00 million
Converted using 2016-01-15 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 1, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 14, 2015

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Project Description

This project finances the expansion of Banque Tunisio-Koweitienne to enable the bank to extend its lending program in local currency to small and medium enterprises in a context where long term local currency financing is limited.

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description

Banque Tuniso-Koweitienne was created in 1981 through an MOU between the Tunisian and Kuwaiti governments, with a goal to finance development projects in Tunisia with a specific focus on tourism projects. In 2004, it received a license to become a universal bank and started taking deposits. In 2008, Groupe BPCE purchased a 60% stake in BTK through its international division, Financière OCEOR, which later became BPCE International et Outre-Mer, while the governments of Tunisia and Kuwait kept a 20% stake each.

Groupe BPCE was formed in 2009 by the merger of the central institutions of the Banques Populaires and of the Caisses d’Epargne. Each network owns 50% of the central BPCE institution, which in turn owns 100% of BPCE IOM. The Group is present through its subsidiaries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Contact Information

Banque Tuniso-Koweitienne
10 Bis, Avenue Mohamed V
1001 Tunis
Tel: +216 71 204 000
Fax: +216 71 253 182
Attention: Mr. Houssein Mouelhi, Chief Executive Officer

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