MAL - PRAN (IFC-43681)

  • Bangladesh
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Voting Date
Jun 10, 2020
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Mymensingh Agro Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 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)
$ 56.80 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2021

Disclosed by Bank May 22, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the bank's website, this project will "support long-term working capital financing as well as financing of additional capital expenditures for wafer and aseptic lines, as well as maintenance capital expenditures at PRAN entity Mymensingh Agro Limited (“MAL") for a total project cost of approximately US$56.8 million."

Mymensingh Agro Limited, one of the PRAN group entities, is involved in the manufacture of beverages including hot filled drinks, carbonated soft drinks, mineral water, fruit-flavored drinks, candy, wafers and bakery items at its facility in Kaligonj, 40 km from Dhaka. 

This project is part of IFC's COVID-19 response, as stated on the IFC website. You can find additional information about IFC's COVID response at:
Investment Description
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According to IFC, "PRAN is an existing IFC investee. IFC approved debt investments in 2009 (project#27005 for a number of PRAN companies defined together as PRAN Group), 2011 (project#30568, for PRAN Dairy Limited expansion) and 2012 (project#31829 for Natore Agro Limited (NAL)). The most recent and only outstanding IFC investment was senior loans to PRAN group entities, PRAN Agro Business Limited (PABL), PRAN Agro Limited (PAL) and NAL which were committed in 2019. In addition, the Group has been a client of the IFC Food Safety Advisory team, who has worked with PRAN on food safety issues since 2016. IFC has also provided advisory support to PRAN for development of corporate E&S management framework."

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Mymensingh Agro Limited
Mr. Nirupam Dutta
PRAN-RFL Center, 105 Middle Badda, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh


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