Ramex (IFC-41633)

  • Madagascar
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 25, 2019
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 12, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 24, 2019

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Project Description

The Project investment involves providing an export pre-financing facility to Ramanandraibe Exportation (“Ramex”) for the purchasing and processing of vanilla beans for exports to international offtakers.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

IFC, acting for its own account and in its capacity as implementing entity of the Private Sector Window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), is considering investing up to $10.5m in a 3-year short-term export pre-financing facility with annual clean up.

Private Actors

Ramex was founded in 1973 and is part of the Ramanandraibe Group, itself established in 1927. It is one of the country’s historical and major vanilla exporters.

Ramex facilities are located in six cities: Sambava, Antalaha, Ambanja, Andapa, Maroantsetra, Mananara Nord, but all conditioning and packing is done in two centers: Antalaha or Sambava in the SAVA Region, north-eastern Madagascar.

Contact Information

Ramanandraibe Export 
Chief Executive Officer 
00261202222044 ces&commodities@ramex.mg
24 Rue Ratsimilaho BP 4164 Antananarivo, Madagascar

24 Rue Ratsimilaho BP 4164 Antananarivo, Madagascar   


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