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.
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.
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.
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Addax Energy S.A.
Chief Financial Officer
+41 22 702 9000
12, Rue Michel Servet; 1211 Genève 12; Suisse
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