GTST Mauritania 2018 (IFC-41069)

Countries
  • Mauritania
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Nouakchott and Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
May 15, 2018
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Borrower
Addax Energy S.A.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 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)
$ 255.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 11, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 6, 2018


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Project Description

The project consists of an investment of up to USD 40 million by IFC to be part of a revolving structured commodity trade finance facility, arranged by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking for Addax Energy S.A. to finance imports of petroleum products in Mauritania for the period 2018-2020.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Addax Energy SA is the trading arm of Oryx Energies SA. Oryx is a Swiss company, majority-owned by private investment group, The Addax and Oryx Group Plc. Oryx has a presence in over 20 sub-Saharan countries and it sources, supplies, stores and distributes the oil and gas products needed by consumers, businesses and maritime operations across sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years.

Contact Information

Addax Energy S.A. 
Stephen Paris 
Chief Financial Officer 
+41 22 702 9000 
stephen.paris@oryxenergies.com 
12, Rue Michel Servet; 1211 Genève 12; Suisse 

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