Zhangmen Education (IFC-42177)

Countries
  • China
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Borrower
SHANGHAI ZHANGMEN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Equity
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 30, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Dec 4, 2018


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Project Description

According to IFC website, IFC proposes an equity investment in Zhangmen Education. Global Online Education Inc., or Zhangmen Education, is an online education technology company providing K12 after-school tutoring in China. By leveraging the power of internet and its platform that connects high quality teachers with students, Zhangmen increases access to quality educational resources especially for students in less developed regions in China. The Project will support ZE’s working capital for business expansion mainly through increasing office spaces, more staffing, system upgrade and product improvements.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors

ZE, founded in 2015 in Shanghai China as a private education company, is one of the leading tutoring providers in China, offering after-school tutoring classes to students in the K12 system of China. 

Contact Information

SHANGHAI ZHANGMEN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. 

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