The proposed investment is a program of up to US$100 million equivalent to support the construction and commercialization of affordable houses in Côte d’Ivoire. The Program will provide funding to banks for on-lending to selected housing developers and homebuyers and will be executed in two phases. For Phase 1, IFC has identified two participating banks, namely Banque Atlantique Côte d’Ivoire (BACI) and Société Ivoirienne de Banque (SIB), with a total financing package of US$60 million.
BACI, currently the largest subsidiary of Atlantic Business International (“ABI”), was established in October 1978. It was a standalone bank until 2009, when BACI merged with COBACI then owned by the same shareholders. ABI owns a 98.9% stake in BACI. ABI’s main shareholders are: Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) Morocco - 68.3%, Development Partners International (DPI) - 20.2% and Atlantic Financial Group (AFG) - 11.5%. Currently, ABI is present in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
SIB was established in 1962 as a subsidiary of Credit Agricole SA (France). In 2009, Attijariwafa Bank (Morocco) bought out Credit Agricole and took control of SIB. The bank is listed on the regional stock exchange, BRVM, in Abidjan. The bank’s largest shareholders are: Attijariwafa Bank (75%), Government of Côte d’Ivoire (5%). The remaining 20% represents the floating and is held by small investors.
BACI and SIB
Najoua Abdelmoumen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bakary Yeo (email@example.com)
Deputy Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking
+225 20 31 59 50 and +225 20 20 00 10
BACI - Immeuble Atlantique, Avenue Noguès Plateau and SIB - 34 bd Republique, Immeuble Alpha 2000
https://www.banqueatlantique.net/civ/ and http://www.sib.ci/
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