Queen Alia International Airport (EBRD-50604)

Countries
  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
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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
Dec 12, 2018
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
Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 34,681.56 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 30,500,000.00
Converted using 2018-12-12 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 34,681.56 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 30,500,000.00
Converted using 2018-12-12 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Feb 13, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 8, 2019


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, this funding involves provision of an equity co-investment to acquire an indirect equity stake in Airport International Group ("AIG"), through acquiring a share of the investment made in AIG by Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS ("Meridiam"). AIG is incorporated in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and holds the concession for the Queen Alia International Airport of Amman ("QAIA").

The proceeds of the Bank's investment will be used to acquire shares and provide a shareholder loan, plus financing other associated costs.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

AIG is a private shareholding company incorporated in Jordan in 2007, and was awarded a 25-year BOT concession by the Government of Jordan for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of QAIA. In April 2018, a consortium comprising ADP Group, Meridiam Fund and Asma Capital, acquired 85.25 per cent of the shares from several selling shareholders, with ADP, one of the world's largest airport companies, increasing its stake to 51 per cent and the Meridiam Fund acquiring 32 per cent.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Airport International Group Undisclosed -
- - - - Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments 2 SAS Undisclosed -

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Matthieu Muzumdar
M.Muzumdar@meridiam.com 
+33 1 73 73 98 77
www.meridiam.com 
Paris, France

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