Penyao (IFC-39279)

  • China
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Zhoukou City in Henan Province, Yuanjiang City and Qiyang City in Hunan Province
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 172.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 16, 2017

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Project Description
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The Project is to support Penyao EP to expand its water and WWT business via PPP, BOT and TOT models in areas that the Company has established good presence and relationship with local government via past BOT, EPC and BT projects, all outside first-tier cities. Proceeds from the proposed IFC investment will be used for three WWT projects and two bulk water supply projects in five counties in China, as well as to refinance some short-term debt thus helping the Company to rationalize its capital structure. Founded in China in 1984, Penyao Environmental Protection Co., Ltd. (“Penyao EP” or the “Company”) is an integrated water and wastewater treatment ("WWT") company that owns/operates a sizeable portfolio of municipal BOT/TOT projects, provides EPC and BT services as well as manufactures/sells water/wastewater equipment. As of 31 December 2016, Penyao EP had a total of 19 operational and pipeline BOT/TOT projects across seven provinces in China, including 13 WWT projects, four water supply projects, one reclaimed water project and one sludge treatment project. Total design capacity for water/WWT projects amounted to 1.6 million tpd.
Investment Description
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The project sponsor is Penyao EP, a private company preparing for IPO in China. It is currently 36.12% owned by Chairman Mr. WANG Hongchun and his brother Mr. WANG Chunlin. The next largest shareholders include Ciena Enterprises Limited (23.37%), Lionguard Investments Limited (13.18%) and Huatai Zijin (Jiangsu) Equity Investment (6.95%). The remaining shareholders account for less than 5% each.

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