PSL - Ultratech (IFC-45146)

Countries
  • Thailand
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 14, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
PRECIOUS SHIPPING PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 24, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jun 29, 2021


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Project Description
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According to IFC's website, "the proposed investment consists of a loan to five wholly owned subsidiaries of Precious Shipping Public Company Limited (“PSL” or the “Company”), based on securitization of the cashflows available to PSL under long term charter contracts with Ultratech Cement Limited (“Ultratech”) for five operating ships (four specialized cement carriers and one dry bulk vessel) (the “Project”)".

Investment Description
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According to bank's website, "the proposed IFC financing will be a senior Sustainability-Linked Loan (SLL), to the Project Companies comprising: (i) an IFC A loan of up to US$60 million for IFC’s own account, (ii) up to US$25 million of an IFC B loan for the account of B loan participants and/or parallel loans from parallel lenders, and (iii) interest rate swaps. The senior loans will have a tenor of eight years, will be secured by the assets, cashflows and shares of the Project Companies and guaranteed by PSL as the parent entity".

Private Actors Description
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PSL is one of the world’s largest pure dry cargo ship-owning companies operating in the geared (10,000 to 69,000 dead weight tonnage) sector of the tramp freight market. PSL currently operates 36 dry bulk ships with a total capacity of 1.6 million dead weight tonnage. PSL is a member of the GP Group, a 150-year-old diversified Thai conglomerate with businesses across shipping, pharmaceuticals, construction, and mining sectors.  PSL was established in 1989 and was listed on Stock Exchange of Thailand in 1993.      


Contact Information
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Contact Information:

Ms. Sirasa Supawasin

Precious Shipping Company Limited

Mobile: +66951505456

Email Address: legal@preciousshipping.com

 

Precious Shipping Public Company Limited
Gautam Khurana
Director (Finance)
+66 2 696 8858
gk@preciousshipping.com
8 North Sathon Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
https://www.preciousshipping.com

 

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