Mahindra Life (IFC-38850)

Countries
  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jun 6, 2017
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Borrower
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Construction
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 34.76 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 15.92 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.68 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 18, 2017


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Project Description
The proposed project involves IFC investing an INR equivalent of approximately US$50 million in a combination of instruments in one or more Special Purpose Vehicles (“SPV”) promoted by Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited (“MLDL” or the “Company” or the “Sponsor”) set up for the development of three industrial clusters (ICs) around established industrial areas in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra (the “Project”).
People Affected By This Project
The proposed project is expected to generate strong development impact along several channels. Part of the area to be developed is located in the low income state of Rajasthan, impacting the development of a region in need. In the other two states, the project is located in areas that have potential for greater large-scale industrial infrastructure creation. a) Development of quality industrial infrastructure: (i) For small and medium businesses: The project is expected to increase availability of critical industrial infrastructure, directly benefitting small and mid-sized businesses that do not have the resources to set it up themselves. (ii) For large businesses: By providing a plug-and-play ecosystem, the Project is expected to reduce the time for companies to go-to-market and enable them to instead focus on core business operations. b) Demonstration effect: Private industrial parks are a relatively new asset class in India, and the project is expected to generate a positive demonstration effect and promote the development of such spaces in the country. c) Exporting capacity: The Project is expected to expand India's exporting capacity through the development of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rajasthan; d) Employment: The Project is expected to contribute significantly to job creation. During the construction phase, the Project is expected to generate temporary jobs in the construction sector, and a significant number of indirect jobs in suppliers' industries for construction materials. The project is expected to also create permanent jobs in the form of outsourced labor for services such as housekeeping, security, landscaping, maintenance, etc. during the ICs operations, as well as jobs through the businesses using the space developed in the IC. e) Community development: The Project is also expected to positively impact local communities and seek to promote inclusive development through various activities such as vocational skill training, self-help groups for women etc.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information
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