ACLEDA subdebt 3 (IFC-42480)

Countries
  • Cambodia
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
FI
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.
Voting Date
Jun 21, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
ACLEDA BANK PLC.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 90.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 16, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank website, "the proposed investment consists of a syndicated subordinated loan to ACLEDA Bank Plc. (ACLEDA) to support ACLEDA’s growth strategy with a focus on digitalization and finance its lending operations with a focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and women-owned SMEs (the Project). The subordinated loan, structured as Tier 2 qualified capital under the laws and regulations of Cambodia, will include IFC’s subordinated loan of up to US$60 million and mobilization of up to US$30 million."

People Affected By This Project

(i) Increased access to finance: Through this Project, IFC expects to increase access to finance for the underserved SMEs and women-owned SMEs in Cambodia by expanding number and volume of loans provided by ACLEDA to SMEs and women-owned SMEs in next 5 years. In addition, by supporting ACLEDA's growth strategy with focus on SME and women-owned SME segments and digitalization IFC anticipates that this Project contributes to improving quality of financial services by broadening access to digital financial products and improving banking service delivery via digital channels.
(ii) Improved inclusiveness: This Project reflects IFC's strategic engagement in Cambodia's banking sector by supporting ACLEDA's sustainable growth with focus on the base-of-pyramid and digitalization. By building market capacity that opens new market opportunities for digital banking products and services to help improve Cambodia's financial sector's competitiveness and promote a cashless economy.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Private Actors
Contact Information

ACLEDA Bank Plc.
Dr. In Channy
President and Group Managing Director
(855)-23 998 777
channy@acledabank.com.kh
No. 61 Preah Monivong Blvd, Sangkat Srah Chork, Khan Daun Penh
www.acledabank.com.kh

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