Averda Corporate Finance (IFC-41954)

  • Middle East and North Africa
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Mar 28, 2022
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 8, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Feb 24, 2022

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Project Description
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According o bank provided information, the project involves the provision of a loan which will be used to: i) develop and operate selected projects that support Averda’s transition to circular economy in Morocco, South Africa and Oman (all of which are in early stages of development); and ii) to fund Averda general corporate and working capital needs (the “Project”).  

In Morocco the project will consist of two mechanical Plastics Recycling Facilities (PRF), one in Tangier and one in Casablanca, enabling the recovery of value from municipal solid waste (MSW) that Averda is already managing in both locations. The facilities will produce recycled plastic material for use by plastic manufacturing companies in replacement of virgin polymers. For Tangier Averda is proposing to co-locate the PRF with the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) it is currently building under the waste management contract it has with the local authority. For Casablanca, a site is yet to be identified. In South Africa the project will consist of a mechanical PRF, recovering value from industrial and commercial waste collected by Averda from its existing private clients and producing recycled plastic material for use by plastic manufacturing companies in replacement of virgin polymers. The site for the PRF is still to be identified. In Oman the project will consist of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and associated PRF and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) production facility, to recover value from the MSW currently collected by Averda. The MRF and PRF will allow mechanical recycling of plastic waste and other inorganic recyclable materials (e.g., metals, paper, etc.), while the RDF production facility will transform non-recyclable municipal solid waste (MSW) into suitable fuel for co-firing at cement production plant/s. For the MRF, PRF and RDF production facilities Averda is planning to co-locate them, adjacent to their Misfa waste transfer station (WTS), which is within Muscat Governorate. 

Investment Description
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The proposed IFC investment consists of a US$ 30 million A loan to finance development of waste recycling projects; and support general corporate and working capital needs.

Private Actors Description
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Averda is a privately held company owned by the Sukkar Family through Envirohold Limited (62.7%), GrowthGate Capital Corporation BSC (33.3%) and the Grahne Family (4%).

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Averda Holding Ltd Client -

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Averda Holdings International Limited
Mr. Arvind Giri
Group Treasurer
2nd Floor Injaz Building, Abdullah Omran Taryam St., Dubai Knowledge Park (Village), Dubai, United Arab Emirate


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