Societe Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire S.A (IFC-39269)

  • Senegal
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.97 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 24, 2017

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Project Description
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The proposed investment is an A loan of up to €4.5 million to support a €5.6 million modernization project of SIAGRO S.A. (the “Company” or “Kirene”), an existing IFC client (# 33844) that is a still beverage (mineral water, fruit juice, UHT milk) company in Senegal. Kirene’s investment plans include (i) equipment for waste water treatment and water quality; (ii) Enterprise Resource Planning system; (iii) expansion of warehousing; (iv) automation program for product packaging; and; (v) facilities/infrastructure upgrade (“the Project”). The former project #33844 included production and warehouse expansion capacity. This is a repeat investment. The project is located in a rural area in modified habitat. The land used (7 ha) for the plant facility and associated buildings (e.g. warehouse, parking, wastewater treatment plant) was leased from the Diass Rural Community.
Investment Description
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SIAGRO main shareholders include Mr. Mohamed Fares, Mr. Muhyedine Fares, Mr. Hassan Fares. The total Project cost is estimated at EUR5.6 million. IFC’s proposed financing is an A loan of up to EUR3.0 million for IFC’s own account and an A loan of up to EUR1.5 million in its capacity as Implementing Entity of the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (“GAFSP”).

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