CI Housing Prog (IFC-41841)

  • Ivory Coast
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 7, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 28, 2019

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Project Description
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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.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

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.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Banque Atlantique Côte d’Ivoire Client -
- - - - Société Ivoirienne de Banque Client -

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BACI - Immeuble Atlantique, Avenue Noguès Plateau and SIB - 34 bd Republique, Immeuble Alpha 2000 and 


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