DCM-Fransa Green Bond (IFC-40005)

  • Lebanon
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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
Dec 19, 2017
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  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 57.00 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)
$ 75.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 5, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Nov 9, 2017

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Project Description

This project provides financing to Fransabank through the bank's Green Bond Program, which will be used to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green infrastructure projects in Lebanon.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The Project involves supporting the Bank through the purchase of up to US$ 75 million in multiple issuances out of its GBP over a 2-year period. Bond proceeds will be used to finance long-term green projects in Lebanon.

Private Actors

Fransabank SAL is a private bank established in 1921, with the majority shareholding (80%) being held by the Kassar Family. The German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG) is the second largest shareholder with 5% and the other shareholders of the Bank hold less than 3% each.

Contact Information

Fransabank SAL
Mr. Georges Andraos
Head of International Banking Division
+961 1 3740180
Fransabank Center Hamra Street P.O. Box 11 0393 Beirut, Lebanon

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