Nafoods Group (IFC-41576)

Countries
  • Vietnam
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Gia Lai province - Central Highlands Region
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Borrower
NAFOODS GROUP JOINT STOCK COMPANY
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 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)
$ 28.20 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 24, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the proposed investment consists of a loan of up to US$10 million with 50% convertible into Nafoods Group Joint Stock Company (“Nafoods” or the “Group”) common shares.

Established in 1995 Nafoods is a Vietnamese group dedicated to fruit production and processing through facilities spread across the country with a combined area of 120 hectares: one head office in Vinh City, two fruit processing factories in Long An province – Nafoods Southern Joint Stock Group (NFS), and Naprod Nghe An factory with the Chanh Leo Nafoods (CLN) nursery, farm, and passion fruit research center in Nghe An Province.

The use of proceeds from IFC loan will be used for the expansion of NFS Long An facility production lines, acquisition of 10.2 hectares of land in Gia Lai Province for a dedicated passion fruit-packing house and concentrate processing, and permanent working capital.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The Project is expected to cost US$28.2 million which would be funded by:

(i) an up to US$8 million denominated corporate bond which is convertible into common shares of the Company;

(ii) internally generated cash, and

(iii) equity/ bank borrowings.

Private Actors

Nafoods is a publicly listed company on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange. The Company is 24.3% held by its founding Chairman, Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, 52.7% by his relatives and associates, 5.3% by Endurance Capital Vietnam Limited, a boutique investment fund domiciled in the British Virgin Islands. The remaining shareholding of 17.7% is a public float.

Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung established a beverage manufacturing company in 1995 which became Nafoods in 1995 and has been the Chairman and CEO of Nafoods since then.

Contact Information

1/ The Project Contact

Nafoods Group Joint Stock Company 
Contact: Ryan Galloway - Chief Growth Officer 

Phone No.: (+84) 936 611 739 

Email: Ryan@nafoods.com 

Address: No.47, Nguyen Canh Hoan street, Quan Bau ward, Vinh city, Nghe An province, Vietnam 

Website: https://nafoods.com/ 

2/ The IFC Contact

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

3/ Local Access for Project Documentation

Contact: Ryan Galloway - Chief Growth Officer 

Nafoods Group Joint Stock Company 

Phone No.: (+84) 936 611 739 

Email: Ryan@nafoods.com 

Address: No.47, Nguyen Canh Hoan street, Quan Bau ward, Vinh city, Nghe An province, Vietnam 

Website: https://nafoods.com/ 

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