El Sewedy Loan I (IFC-40767)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 20, 2021
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  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 6, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 2, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the proposed investment is a senior financing package of up to US$300 million to El Sewedy Electric S.A.E (“El Sewedy” or the “Company”), a fully integrated energy solution provider with a diversified footprint across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, to finance its: (i) new solar independent power plants in Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Namibia, Niger, and other countries; (ii) maintenance capital expenditure as well as modernization and resource efficiency upgrades across the Company’s plants, mainly in Egypt; (iii) acquisitions and construction of new manufacturing plants in Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Tanzania, and possibly Ethiopia; (iv) manufacturing services, and/or equipment installations (such as light cables, meters, transformers, telecommunication equipment, traffic control systems, etc.); and (v) working capital for its manufacturing business and activities contemplated in (i)-(iv) above (the “Project”).

Investment Description
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IFC is proposing a 7-year senior financing package of up to US$300 million to support El Sewedy’s investment program over the next three to five years. The facility will consist of up to US$150 million A loan; and the remaining mobilized from commercial banks and Parallel Lenders. The proposed investment will be committed over two tranches of up to US$150 million each.

Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

El Sewedy was established in 1938 and is listed on Egypt’s stock exchange (“EGX”) since 2006.  The Company operates 22 production facilities and exports to 110 countries where it provides a variety of products and services including (i) complete cabling solutions for power and special cables (control, instrumentation, fibreoptic, winding and date), (ii) manufacturing of full range of transformers (power, dry and oil) including power and distribution transformers, (iii) manufacturing of smart meters, induction meters, residential and industrial meters, (iv) cable accessories including terminators, power cable joints, fiberglass poles, insulators and explosion proof equipment, and (v) development and delivery of electricity generating assets, transmissions and distribution networks and civil engineering work.

El Sewedy Family collectively owns 66.7% of the Company as follows: Mr. Sadek El Sewedy (25%), Mr. Ahmed EL Sewedy (25%) and Mr. Mohamed El Sewedy (17.7%), with the free float representing the balance (32.3%). Mr. Ahmed El Sewedy is serving as the Company’s CEO.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - El Sewedy Electric Client Energy

Contact Information
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El Sewedy Electric S.A.E
[Noha Agaiby]
[Investor Relations Director and Board Secretary]
[+202 27599700]
Plot No. 27, North 90th St., 1st District, 5th Settlement, New Cairo – Egypt


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