Firstrand SL (IFC-40511)

Countries
  • South Africa
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
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 20, 2017
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
FIRSTRAND BANK LTD
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Ring Fence
  • Small & Medium Enterprises
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank, sometimes for a specific lending purpose. A "ring fence" is another name for this specific purpose. These funds are then used for lending by the financial intermediary to client companies or individuals.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 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 Nov 30, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 17, 2017


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Project Description
The proposed project with FirstRand Bank (“FRB”), an existing IFC client, is a senior loan of up to US$100 million of which up to US$50 million will be allocated for on-lending to women-owned SMEs and promote Banking on Women (BoW).
Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actor Relationship

There is often limited information publicly available about what development banks are funding through financial intermediaries. In 2021, the Early Warning System partnered with Oxfam International to incorporate information on high-risk projects being funded by financial intermediaries receiving funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Dutch Development Bank (FMO).

The information listed below describes the relationship between the different private actors linked to high-risk sectors and subprojects of IFC and FMO's financial intermediary investments and/or the financial intermediary's parent companies made from 2017 through 2020, including any associated ring fences.

The database, however, does not explicitly or implicitly imply that IFC or FMO have material exposure to or are contractually or legally accountable to the sub-projects financed by their financial intermediaries or the financial intermediary's parent companies. It only shows a seemingly financial relationship among the different private actors, the financial intermediaries, and IFC or FMO.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Acerinox SA Parent Company Mining owns Columbus Stainless(Pty)Ltd Client Mining
AfriSam Consortium(Pty)Ltd Parent Company Construction owns AfriSam(South Africa)(Pty)Ltd Client Construction
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd Parent Company Education and Health owns Aspen Asia Pacific Pty Ltd Client Education and Health
Bain Capital LP Parent Company Industry and Trade owns Edgars Consolidated Stores Ltd Client Industry and Trade
Building Energy SpA Parent Company Energy owns Roggeveld Wind Farm Client Energy
Coca-Cola Co Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Client Agriculture and Forestry
Distell Group Holdings Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Distell Group Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining owns Project Cheetah (Infill Client Mining
Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining owns STOGG Eagle Funding Ltd Client Mining
First Quantum Minerals Ltd Parent Company Mining owns Kalumbila Minerals Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Acerinox SA Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Acquisition of Stillwater Mining Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Afrimat Ltd Parent Company Construction
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in AfriSam Consortium(Pty)Ltd Parent Company Construction
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in AfriSam(South Africa)(Pty)Ltd Client Construction
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Area 1 Mozambique LNG Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Aspen Asia Pacific Pty Ltd Client Education and Health
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Aspen Finance Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd Parent Company Education and Health
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Assala Energy Holdings Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Bain Capital LP Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Beitbridge Border Post Upgrade PPP 2020 Client Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Bk Of Ind Ltd Parent Company Construction
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Building Energy SpA Parent Company Energy
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in China Harbour Engineering Company Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Client Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Coca-Cola Co Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Columbus Stainless(Pty)Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Consol Glass (Proprietary) Ltd Parent Company Construction
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in De Beers Marine Namibia Pty Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Distell Group Holdings Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Distell Group Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in EA Field New Wells Drilling Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Edgars Consolidated Stores Ltd Client Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos de Mocambique Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Enx Corp Ltd Parent Company Construction
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd Parent Company Energy
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Federal Republic of Nigeria Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in First Quantum Minerals Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Ghana Cocoa Board(Ghana) Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Glencore PLC Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Growthpoint Properties Ltd Parent Company Infrastructure
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Gunvor Group Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in GZ Industries Ltd Client Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in GZI Manufacturing Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Impala Canada Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Kalumbila Minerals Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Kaxu Solar One Parent Company Energy
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Kenmare Resources PLC Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Kosmos Energy Ghana HC Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Kosmos Energy LLC Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Kosmos Energy Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in KZN Sands Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Lagos State Government Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Lekki Deep Sea Port PPP Client Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Lucky Star Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Main Street 333 (Pty) Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Mitsui & Co Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Mozambique LNG Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Nacala Corredor Logistico Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Nampak Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Nampak Products Ltd Client Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Omnia Group Pty Ltd Client Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Omnia Holdings Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Oppenheimer Partners Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Pepkorfin Pty Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Petrobras Oil & Gas BV Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Petroleo Brasileiro SA Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Pioneer Food Group Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Premier Foods (Pty) Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Project Cheetah (Infill Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in PTT Public Company Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Puma Energy Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Puma Energy Holdings Pte Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Puma Energy Refinancing 2020 Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Roggeveld Wind Farm Client Energy
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Royal Dutch Shell plc Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Seplat Petro Dvlp Co Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Seplat Petroleum Development Co Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Sibanye Gold Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Sibanye Gold Ltd Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Stillwater Mining Co Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in STOGG Eagle Funding Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in The Bidvest Group Ltd Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in The Carlyle Group LP Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Tolaram Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in total Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Trafigura Holding Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Trafigura Pte Ltd Client Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Unknown Parent Company Transport
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Vitol Holding BV Parent Company Mining
FirstRand Investor Finance invests in Vitol SA Client Mining
Gunvor Group Ltd Parent Company Mining owns Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd Client Mining
Kosmos Energy LLC Parent Company Mining owns Kosmos Energy Ghana HC Client Mining
Lagos State Government Parent Company Transport owns Lekki Deep Sea Port PPP Client Transport
Main Street 333 (Pty) Ltd Parent Company Mining owns KZN Sands Client Mining
Nampak Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade owns Nampak Products Ltd Client Industry and Trade
Omnia Holdings Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade owns Omnia Group Pty Ltd Client Industry and Trade
Oppenheimer Partners Ltd Parent Company Industry and Trade owns GZ Industries Ltd Client Industry and Trade
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Parent Company Mining owns Petrobras Oil & Gas BV Client Mining
Pioneer Food Group Ltd Parent Company Agriculture and Forestry owns Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd Client Agriculture and Forestry
Puma Energy Parent Company Mining owns Puma Energy Refinancing 2020 Client Mining
Royal Dutch Shell plc Parent Company Mining owns EA Field New Wells Drilling Client Mining
Sibanye Gold Parent Company Mining owns Acquisition of Stillwater Mining Client Mining
The Carlyle Group LP Parent Company Mining owns Assala Energy Holdings Ltd Client Mining
total Parent Company Mining owns Area 1 Mozambique LNG Client Mining
Trafigura Holding Parent Company Mining owns Trafigura Pte Ltd Client Mining
Unknown Parent Company Transport owns Beitbridge Border Post Upgrade PPP 2020 Client Transport
Vitol Holding BV Parent Company Mining owns Vitol SA Client Mining

Contact Information
FirstRand Limited Raymond Morrison Senior Manager and Regional Head Banks and DFIs - Developed Markets +271 12824609 raymond.morrison@firstrand.co.za PO Box 786273 Sandton 2146 South Africa www.firstrand.co.za ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/