The proposed project consists of a senior loan type facility of up to US$30 million to Tunisie Leasing, for on-lending to small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”), including sustainable energy projects, in Tunisia.
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Tunisie Leasing was founded in Tunisia in October 1984, with IFC being one of the founding partners along with STUSID Bank (ex Tuniso-Saudi Investment and Development Bank) and the French Credit Lyonnais offering leasing products in Tunisia. In 2004, Amen Group became the majority shareholder of the Company, with a 53.22% equity stake, through Amen Bank (32.48%), Comar (18.87%), PGI (0.96%) and SICOF (0.92%). The Company is listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange since 1992. Over the years, Tunisie Leasing expanded its activities in Tunisia in factoring, and in long-term leases through Tunisie LLD.
Tunisie Leasing Tunisia
Mr. Mondher Zid
Avenue Hédi KARRAY, Centre Urbain Nord, 1082 Tunis
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