China YuHua Education Corporation Limited (IFC-40811)

  • China
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Specific Location
Henan and Hunan provinces, China
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Voting Date
May 30, 2018
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 5, 2018

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Project Description
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China YuHua Education Corporation Limited (“YuHua” or the “Company”) is an integrated private education company offering educational services in Henan province, a frontier region of China.

 The Company currently owns 27 schools in China and is one of the major private school operators in Central China that integrates pre-school education, basic education, and higher education.  The Company is expanding its tertiary education segment with a total expected cost of up to US$400 million, which comprises acquisitions of three universities in China over the next three years, as well as capital expenditures to upgrade and expand these newly acquired schools (the Project). 

Investment Description
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Total Project Cost is estimated to be US$400 million. IFC has been invited to provide an A Loan of up to US$50 million, a B Loan of up to US$75 million, and C Loan of up to US$25 million to support the Project.

Private Actors Description
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China YuHua Education Corporation Limited (YuHua or the Company) is China’s largest integrated private education company, with over 82,000students enrolled in its tertiary and K-12 education institutions operating in China’s frontier regions of Henan and Hunan provinces. Mr. Guangyu Li and his daughter, Ms. Hua Li, are leading educators in China and the Sponsors of the Project. Mr. Li is Chairman of YuHua, and Ms. Li is CEO and Executive Director

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Contact Information
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1/Project Contact

China YuHua Education Corporation Limited 
Bin Xu 
Chief Financial Officer 
+86 0371 60673938 
No 21, Beida Huayuan, 4th Floo Block 10, 3 Mazhuang Street Zhengzhou China 

2/ IFC Contact

General IFC Inquiries
IFC Communications
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

3/Project Documentation

 China YuHua Education Corporation Limited  

No 21, Beida Huayuan, 4th Floor Block 10, 3 Mazhuang Street Zhengzhou China



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