DBL Syndication (IFC-41076)

  • Bangladesh
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
Bank Risk Rating
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
Apr 2, 2018
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.
Dhaka Bank Ltd.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2018

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Project Description

The project consists of a short-term loan (Working Capital Solutions, WCS) for up to US$50 million, consists of a mobilization of US$30 -US$40 million through IFC led B-Loan investments and IFC own investment of up to US10 – US$20 million in Dhaka Bank Limited (the "Bank" or "Dhaka Bank") to support the expansion of the USD denominated trade business of the Bank through its Offshore Banking Unit. This will be the first syndication for a Financial Institution in Bangladesh with commercial banks as investors, hence creating a market for international commercial banks to invest in syndicated loans to Banks in Bangladesh and enhancing the Bank’s access to finance.



People Affected By This Project

i. Improved Access to Finance: The Project will increase access to finance for credit-constrained, export-oriented companies and SMEs to meet working capital requirements. It will also expand financial intermediation.
ii. Job Creation: IFC's investment will further support business growth and spur job creation in the SME and export-oriented segments.
iii. Boost Export Competitiveness: The project will help economic growth in Bangladesh by providing exporters with trade finance solutions to their working capital requirements and assist in payments for imports utilized. This, in turn, improves their working capital cycle, thereby providing a boost in exports.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

Dhaka Bank commenced operations on April 06, 1995 and publicly listed in Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges. The Bank has total assets of $2.8 billion as of September 30, 2017.  

Dhaka Bank has a diversified shareholding with 37.75% of shares owned by the general public, 22.49% by local institutions and 0.14% by foreign institutions as of December 2017. The remaining 39.62% of shares is held by the sponsors/directors.  

Contact Information

S.M. Mahbubul Alam 
Vice President, International Division, Dhaka Bank Limited 
Telephone No.: 880258314419 
Email Address: mahbubul.alam@dhakabank.com.bd 
Office Address: 71, PuranaPaltan Lane, Dhaka 
Website: www.dhakabankltd.com 


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