Yingcai Edu (IFC-39850)

  • China
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Specific Location
Jinan, Shandong Province
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 16, 2018
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  • Construction
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 37.84 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 240
Converted using 2018-02-19 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 61.02 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 387
Converted using 2018-02-19 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 13, 2018

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Project Description

According to the IFC website, Shandong Yingcai University (“Yingcai” or the “Company”), a leading private university based in Jinan, Shandong Province, plans to refurbish some of its existing campus buildings, upgrade teaching facilities, and improve its capital structure (the “Project”). Shandong Yingcai University is a privately owned higher education provider in Shandong Province, China, offering undergraduate programs including an early childhood education program. Yingcai has two university campuses in Jinan, the capital of Shandong, which are about 10 km apart and in the northern and southern part of the city respectively (north and south campuses), in areas which are not densely populated and which are within designated economic development zones .

Investment Description
Private Actors Description

Prof. Wen Yang and Prof. Jiting Xia are the Project Sponsors and together own 100% shareholding in Yingcai. Prof. Yang is the Chairwoman of the Company, having co-founded it with her husband Prof. Xia in 1998. Prof. Xia is the Principal of Yingcai. Both Sponsors are reputable within the Chinese education sector having more than 20 years' teaching and operational experience in the education industry.   

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Contact Information

Shandong Yingcai University
Nan Shen
Chief Financial Officer
+86 531 8825 3102
2 Yingcai Road, Gaoxin High-Tech District, Jinan, Shandong, China


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