CV Airports (IFC-43450)

  • Cape Verde
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Specific Location
Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago (Praia), Sao Vincente, Sao Filipe, Sao Nicolau, Maio
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Voting Date
May 26, 2023
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 32.99 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 30
Converted using 2023-04-07 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 148.45 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 135
Converted using 2023-04-07 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 21, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Apr 7, 2023

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Project Description
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The Project entails financing the refurbishment, maintenance and operation of Cabo Verde’s airport network consisting of four international and three domestic airports spread across seven islands, under a 40-year concession. Vinci Airports SAS, in consortium with ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, was awarded the concession by the Government of Cabo Verde (the Grantor) on 4-May-2022, and the Concession Agreement (CA) was signed on 18-Jul-2022. Under the CA, the Concessionaire Cabo Verde Airports S.A. will commit to capital investments in the airports and to pay concession fees to the Grantor. The overall investment will be split into two phases, namely Phase 1-A and Phase 1-B. The Project relates to Phase 1-A only.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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From the IFC's website:

Vinci Airports S.A.S. and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal are expected to own respectively 70% and 30% of the special purpose vehicle (SPV) Cabo Verde Airports S.A, which was registered in Cabo Verde in May-2022. Headquartered in Paris, Vinci Airports S.A.S. is one of the largest global airports operators, managing in total 65 airports across 12 countries in Europe, South Asia and Latin America, and handling 187 million passengers in 2022. A 100% subsidiary of Vinci Airports, ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal is Portugal’s lead airport operator, with 10 airports under concession.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal Parent Company Transport
- - - - VINCI Airports SAS Parent Company Transport

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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: 202-473-3800
Fax: 202-974-4384

Parent Company - Vinci Concessions:

Mathieu Seruzier - Structured Finance Director
Phone: +33 1 47 16 35 00
Address: 1973 Boulevard de la Défense - 92000 Nanterre - France


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